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23-05-2021, 19:36   #1
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Do Mean people ever actually spend it ? ?

All his life, A Neighbour of mine,a single man was known in the area for being tight ! He never paid for bins, Small bags into street bins. He would borrow everything especially lawnmowers. He had a good job with the ESB down where the chimneys are.
Even when he retired he used his bus pass to go down to his old workplace every lunchtime because the lunch was free. He died 2 years ago and a niece got the lot.
I saw his will recently in the Sunday Indo, Including the house (360k) he left nearly 1.9M ! ! What was the point of his lifelong thrift ? Mental Illness ? Otherwise, What was the point of doing what he did for all my lifetime ?
I could write a book telling you what I would do....Utter Madness
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It’s great to see how saving really pays off for the people we care about in life.

It’s also great to see busy bodies lose their minds over something that has absolutely nothing to do with them.
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People who are too tight to enjoy life when they’re young , will hardly go mad spending money when they’re old. There’s no hitch on a hearse as they say. I’m pretty sure they laugh at people enjoying life, spending money on takeaways, pints, holidays , probably can’t understand it at all.
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If they weren't thrift they would have blown it and probable worse off in later life. By retirement it's just the way they are.

I completely agree about not just leaving it though. My grandfather left over 1 million behind. Great for my parents.

I don't think they will be doing likewise considering mammy now insists on first class but they worked hard to raise us. Overtime constantly so they have earned it and more
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It’s great to see how saving really pays off for the people we care about in life.

It’s also great to see busy bodies lose their minds over something that has absolutely nothing to do with them.
1st reply...A Tightarse ! It get's them out of the woodwork !
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You only get rich by spending way less than you earn.

Although meanness is not attractive.

Maybe he really loved his niece though.
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It’s great to see how saving really pays off for the people we care about in life.

It’s also great to see busy bodies lose their minds over something that has absolutely nothing to do with them.
You are dead, you didn't see ****
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I think it is a result of growing up dirt poor. They have a huge fear of being left with nothing, and so they spend as little as possible and try to earn as much as possible. It is kind of like a hobby or addiction for them as well. The number 1 goal in their life. The thing I often think is I hope they don't work away their 20's and then get a serious illness at say 30 and die, then what was it all for? Life is about experiences not wealth, you will look back at holidays, nights out, football matches you were at with friends/family, girlfriends/boyfriends you had etc on your death bed, not the fact you earned 20,000 one month back in 2007.
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There's always the fool who thinks a full life requires you to spend lots of money, just to keep the curtain twitchers satisfied that you're living it the way they think you should.

For many who grew up in Ireland of the late 40's and early 50's, living life the way that fella seems to have would be perfectly normal. I think the meanness of folks like the OP is the worse kind, worse than the result of growing up learning to spend as little as you need to get by.
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if you are poor when young and always hungry you are afraid the bad times will come back
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Life is for living.

Its certainly more prelevant in Ireland being tight and saving money.

I never cane across it in England as much or France people live in the moment more and take the good times and bad times as they come.

In Ireland there seems to be such a fear of the bad times they forget to enjoy the good times.
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Wasn't Benny Hill famous for his meanness ?
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There's always the fool who thinks a full life requires you to spend lots of money, just to keep the curtain twitchers satisfied that you're living it the way they think you should.

For many who grew up in Ireland of the late 40's and early 50's, living life the way that fella seems to have would be perfectly normal. I think the meanness of folks like the OP is the worse kind, worse than the result of growing up learning to spend as little as you need to get by.
There's being thrifty because you haven't two cents to rub together (I grew up in 80s Ireland and can remember my mam making toys out of cardboard boxes!) and then there's just idiocy.

Going through your whole life being too afraid to spend your money and having a mountain of it left when you die is just a waste of a working life. What was the point?
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My dad used to buy animals from a wee man that lived in a wee house with a tin roof, no inside toilet,old open fire, he drove an old Peugeot pick up and had the same coat for the 20 or so years I knew him, bar the odd nights drinking every few years he didn't socialise, bought and sold livestock, he'd had TB when young and spent a long time in a sanatorium ,anyway he died and nobody expected there'd be much , left hundreds of thousands to a his niece who lived in Scotland
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Some people just don't enjoy spending money. I don't. I'm not saving up for anything, I just don't like wasting money. In fact, it annoys me to buy something I don't need.

I was in Dublin last week to go to my workplace, when I realised I forgot to bring a charger. I was quoted something like €20 in the phone shop, no way. I'd rather have no phone for the day, which I didn't have. Similarly, I'd rather buy clothes in a second hand shop than new, where possible. I mend my own jumpers. It's not that spending is unaffordable, it's nothing to do with expecting a downturn, it's just irritating to waste money.

You didn't pick your money up off the ground, you got up early to go to work and probably did a good job to earn it. I'm not sure if any of the above is "stingy", I think it's more to do with having respect for money (without being obsessed by it).
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