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    But the right lane is more slippery because...

    But the right lane is more slippery because everyone with bald tires has been spinning out trying to drive in the right lane. Gotta drive in the left lane where the traction is.
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    There are a lot of people in Colorado in general...

    There are a lot of people in Colorado in general who are supported by their parents' money. The entire outdoor industry in CO (both on the resort side and on the gear side) is kept afloat by wealthy...
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    When are we going to get California traction laws?

    When are we going to get California traction laws?
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    My next door neighbor and I have some kind of...

    My next door neighbor and I have some kind of trees who's leaves fall early. Everyone else on my street have trees that get rid of their leaves about a month later.

    Next door neighbor and I used...
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    Yeah, we got him an office in a WeWork so he...

    Yeah, we got him an office in a WeWork so he could be social if he wants to be. Contract is coming up at the end of the year and we'll revisit to see if he wants to keep it.
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    One of my employees moved across the country...

    One of my employees moved across the country because his GF got a dream job. I went to bat for him and got him approved to work remote from his new location. After a lot of back and forth with my...
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    Danno and I are very much in alignment with our...

    Danno and I are very much in alignment with our thinking.

    The true upper class wants the lower class/working class to point fingers at the middle class and have them pay more taxes while the...
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    Meh, not a billionaire but you need to be earning...

    Meh, not a billionaire but you need to be earning your income mostly from assets or you need to be making substantially more than $250k per year.

    My perspective- the three cofounders of my...
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    My central premise is that most of the people...

    My central premise is that most of the people people like Adironrider, et al are defining as middle class are, in fact, working class or low class. If we define middle class as a lifestyle and not an...
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    My overall hypothesis is that to be middle class...

    My overall hypothesis is that to be middle class actually requires substantially more income than many people think. If you are struggling to get by and can't save for retirement and your kids...
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    Yep, I think that is a good definition of middle...

    Yep, I think that is a good definition of middle class or perhaps upper middle class depending on the location.
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    Owning an average home does not make someone...

    Owning an average home does not make someone upper class.
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    What makes you think that being in the top 26% of...

    What makes you think that being in the top 26% of married families makes someone upper class? Wealth in the US is highlight consolidated towards the high end of income earners. I'm arguing that that...
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    I think the other major factor is when a given...

    I think the other major factor is when a given couple bought into the property market. If you have lived in Boulder since 1980 and you bought your house in a desirable area for $40k and paid it off...
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    26% of married couples in Boulder make more than...

    26% of married couples in Boulder make more than $200K per year as of 2017 per the American factfinder census survey- https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

    Type in "Boulder...
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    In my book you are comfortable and able to save...

    In my book you are comfortable and able to save because you live below your means. Compared to a ski bum making $10-15/hour in a ski town you are doing well, but that doesn't make you wealthy.
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    OK. To me being wealthy is the ability to live a...

    OK. To me being wealthy is the ability to live a high end lifestyle (flying first class or private to international vacations, ability to own multiple high end homes in desirable locations, eating at...
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    FWIW, I live in the CO front range and $250K is...

    FWIW, I live in the CO front range and $250K is most def middle class here. You can afford a decent house and have some savings.

    Owning a house in a halfway decent area and maybe having a weekend...
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    The Euston Tap (great cider) and the East Lodge...

    The Euston Tap (great cider) and the East Lodge (right next to Euston Tap) are a really cool drinking pubs that is built into the guard houses of a victorian area park.

    If you want an authentic...
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    I've been to Amsterdam many times but have never...

    I've been to Amsterdam many times but have never done the Anne Frank thing or any of the museums.

    I was in AMS last month and went over to Haarlem to visit a coworker who lived there. Haarlem is...
  21. Looking for a groomer/everyday ski similar to Volkl Kendo

    I demod a pair of Volkl Kendos that I really liked last year. I usually ski 185+ skis, but tried out some 177 kendos of a groomer day and had a great time. I liked how they could rail groomers and...
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    It's supposed to be 15 degrees in Golden on...

    It's supposed to be 15 degrees in Golden on Thursday night. Glad I was able to winterize my swamp cooler and sprinkler system over the weekend.
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    Yep, I keep my credit frozen at all three credit...

    Yep, I keep my credit frozen at all three credit reporting agencies. It's totally worthwhile. It makes it impossible for someone to open up credit in your name or to hard pull your credit without...
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    Southern Sun has really good poutine. It's one of...

    Southern Sun has really good poutine. It's one of my favorite post run meals in Boulder. Rincon Argentino has really good empanadas. Oak is IMHO the best fine dining restaurant in Boulder although...
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    I've been to Beijing a few times for work. I...

    I've been to Beijing a few times for work.

    I had a great time on this Great Wall tour- https://www.backpackingchina.com/tours/GROUP-Great-Wall-Hiking-Tour-Jinshanling-Simatai-West

    If the...
  26. Thread: Building Wealth

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    When you say residency, are you talking post...

    When you say residency, are you talking post MD/OD med school? What is your partners earning potential going forward?

    If you are talking MD/OD medicine and your partner is going to be a specialist...
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    Was coming back from hiking a 14er in the San...

    Was coming back from hiking a 14er in the San Juans. I've actually never been to Crested Butte in the summer (crazy, I know).
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    Just waited an hour and 20 minutes to get through...

    Just waited an hour and 20 minutes to get through the stoplight at eastbound 285 and main Street in fairplay. Traffic was backed up for about 12 miles south of town (seriously). The light would let...
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    Meadow Skipper and IllAdvisedStrategy are both...

    Meadow Skipper and IllAdvisedStrategy are both wildland fire experts.

    We have more lawyers than I can count.

    Hutash is an expert veterinarian

    I'm a bit of guru when it comes to consumer...
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    Haven't you heard? No one is buying mutual funds...

    Haven't you heard? No one is buying mutual funds anymore. It's been proven countless times that it is impossible to beat the market consistently, so index funds and low cost ETFs have taken over....
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    My hood is still moving along, but there is...

    My hood is still moving along, but there is definitely more inventory coming online.

    I bought for $518k 2.5 years ago in Golden, CO. A house down the street with the same floor plan as mine, but...
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    OP has abandoned the thread.

    OP has abandoned the thread.
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    Where? For serious. I'd like to know. Re: the...

    Where? For serious. I'd like to know.

    Re: the OP-

    I've never met the dude, but it seems that he f'd around in college and focused on skiing on his parents dime. If I remember correctly, he was...
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    Adironrider hit the nail on the head. +1000 to...

    Adironrider hit the nail on the head. +1000 to everything he said.

    I'll chime in from the sellout side of things- I initially graduated from college and planned on doing some kind of alternative...
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    You can download the "All Crews Currently...

    You can download the "All Crews Currently Assigned in Alaska" excel doc to see everybody that is up there- https://fire.ak.blm.gov/logdisp/crews.php

    Matching that up with the Sit Report is pretty...
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    It may be pertinent to explain to OP that at the...

    It may be pertinent to explain to OP that at the time you had a pretty good setup, like owning a house in SLC that was close to skiing.

    Sure, hindsight is 20/20 but in 2009 the world was ending...
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    Baked sweet potato mixed up with avocado. Add...

    Baked sweet potato mixed up with avocado. Add salt, butter, cheese and the protein of your choice (ground beef, chicken, etc). It's glorious and I can't believe it isn't a thing.
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    You keep referencing $75k as a good wage. I...

    You keep referencing $75k as a good wage. I believe this is because of a study from years and years ago that most people (and several prominent news articles) misconstrued to say that once you make...
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    The worst people that I've encountered in my...

    The worst people that I've encountered in my professional life were all in the outdoor industry. So happy to be out of that scene.
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    I don't know too many people who have a job that...

    I don't know too many people who have a job that fulfills their passion. I struggled really hard after graduating into the recession (I've got at least one old "Why can't I find a job" rant thread on...
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    What credit union? I've heard of rewards checking...

    What credit union? I've heard of rewards checking accounts offering high yields, but you have to make X number of debit card purchases per month and have direct deposit.
  42. Imagine if14 year old jewish girl from Brooklyn...

    Imagine if14 year old jewish girl from Brooklyn got pregnant today under the following conditions-

    -She swears that she's still a virgin
    -Her arranged marriage fiancee swears he didn't knock her...
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    There is no way I would ever have 20% of my...

    There is no way I would ever have 20% of my portfolio tied up in a single company, especially the company that I work for. It's pretty much the worst thing you can do, especially that close to...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    I can't speak for the dogma, but I can tell you...

    I can't speak for the dogma, but I can tell you from anecdotal personal experience that RLDS are crazy. It's not like the mormon's weren't bat shit before Brigham Young took over. By the time they...
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    So from what I understand from the videos Dean...

    So from what I understand from the videos Dean married into a mormon family that is doing mormon things, i.e. taking over local governments to drive out outsiders and secure entire communities as...
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    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/17/i-70-colorad...

    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/17/i-70-colorado-traction-law/

    Traction laws got beefed up, but not nearly enough IMO. The fine for breaking the traction law should be more expensive than snow...
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    Couple houses recently went on the market in my...

    Couple houses recently went on the market in my neighborhood in Golden, CO.

    House one is a 1600 sq foot 3/2 that sold for $399k 7/2015. It sold in two days at $550k.

    House two is a 2900 sq foot...
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    I talked to HR Friday and was told to call the...

    I talked to HR Friday and was told to call the health insurance company. Not a huge help TBH.
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    After much digging and calling around, I'm now...

    After much digging and calling around, I'm now scheduled for an ophthalmology appointment on 5/20 with a cornea specialist. I feel like I need to do a ton more research on both the healthcare front...
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