Recently I was talking to my mom about debt. I was bragging about with the help of a tax refund that I was able chop our credit card debt by more than half and looked to be CC debt free around September. She was not impressed.My folks are totally unimpressed with the mess we've made of our lives over credit, too. To this day, my folks have never had a car loan, they've lived modestly and, I must say, much more happily with what they have than I've ever been with all my stuff and things.This is why sometimes, we see conflicts on this board about parents understanding of our debt. They don't understand the pressure that there is among society to have and have right now. Or maybe they understand it too much. Actually, as I see it more, I even start to NOT understand it myself. I think that's a good thing.I'm right there with you, Fred!Turning the back the clock is the best way I can see to live debt free. If that makes me a prima-donna, then I guess that's something that I have to deal with.Will you please move over? There's not enough space for TWO of us to be pirrouetting here! :) I so look forward to being like my parents - house paid for years ago, doing what they enjoy... they don't share their financials with us, they're extremely private about that, but I have no doubt they are probably "the millionaires next door" to someone down the street from them.MHF
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