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I am frugal maybe a little too much. my current apt is a sublease in a mitchell lama building in nyc. it looks cheap and it is. but now i am getting thrown out and was thinking of buying. according millionaire next door (MND) I should have a mortgage no more than 2.5 x my income. And many mnd's live in a lower middle class neighborhood. man i don't know.

used clothing is another thing. i've done it in the past but to go shopping all the time for that stuff. man i don't know. especially considering how relatively inexpensive clothing is. also they shop at jc penny too...its all polyester clothing.

also unsexy occupations like janitorial services business owner.

it sounds to me like they live the lifestyle of recently arrived immigrants who have questionable legal status and are making do the best way they can. not to mention don't make a lot of money. but its difficult for me to emulate this since i'm pre approved for a whole lot more than 2x my income.
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