Ask Don and Diane Shit. Credit Cards and Generic Beer

Ask Don and Diane Shit. Credit Cards and Generic Beer


Aurevoir Gopher


I retired at 52. House was paid off seven years ago. No car payments, yet I have a BMW M5, E63 AMG, S63 AMG, Silverado Pickup, and Toyota Sequoia and pay cash for my daughter to go to private college. My friends ask how we did that. Well, we lived way below our means for 20 years, no cruises, no Wally World, no Game Boy or X-Box. 20+ year old televisions, 20 year old furniture that still looks good and not worn and only hit the clearance rack for clothes...when needed. Now I don't have to work, yet they all have another 15-20. Guess it was more important to stop at Starbucks every day and eat lunch out. Now who's laughing at my lunch box.



I used to have to buy 'Beer' in the white or yellow cans. All the black lettering said was Beer on the side lol. Almost forgot about those days, thanks for the reminder.




I am almost 50 recently employed in the oil and gas industry am now looking at a reduced rate of pay not a lot of savings but no debt either . Tightening the belt is not an option but i can downsize and give up some luxuries silver lining is new gig means I am home way more and spending way more quality family time who knew ? Keep knocking em outta the park Shipleys !

Ed Fouche


Like Don, I receive a check from the US Military for 20+ years service. I also receive SS as I'm now 67 years old. I also receive 100% disability from the VA for five different reasons including heart, back, AFIB, PTSD, Diabetes, and other reasons. We've all earned it. I spent the vast majority of my life serving my country. I am very proud to have served my beloved country. Ed Fouche.

Ed Fouche


"Some of the shit he eats..." Ha., ah... Beans and rice during tech school. Yum... Ed Fouche.



That's right. Alot of people r negative(in debt). There is alot to say about just not being in debt. A little is good for leverage but good to have this mindset. KUDOS

27 Matt


My wife and I live the same way, ( Save a little for a rainy day) I love that Muj pops up in the way back like Did some body say beef harts?



Good stuff its like advice from our favorite aunt & uncle. Took me 30 years to be able to buy a house that wasn't glued onto someone. It's such an amazing feeling to get something and know it's all yours



Good stuff ! I went through the same pretty much, but the divorces didn't help much. At least now I'm doing ok just with my old beat up truck and my lil hole in the wall :)



Wow, Hungry Hunter was really old school. I assume the one in Imperial Beach? It was so dark in there, it's a car part place now, the Auto Zone! Love these old IB memories. Ya'll aren't kidding about the prices in SD, when you tell back East that your house in worth 350k they think you live in a mini-mansion not a HOA condo.