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He is 30. His life savings was $2,600, and he took $600 of it to a carnival. The pattern of bad financial decisions is established. Unless he makes changes in his life, he is going to live paycheck to paycheck.

Actually, he took $300 to the carnival, lost it, went home and got the remaining $2,300, lost it, went back the next day to complain and got $600 back.

The paycheck to paycheck living is probably standard for him. Do you remember that Steve Martin bit about "where do you get this saved money"?

I suspect he's just as confused about the concept as Martin was.

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