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tophatcat



Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Location: under the hat

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sold my almost new brick home in my hometown 20 years ago. It's still one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The current owner has remodeled it in the past 2 years. The home is now up for sale at a 60% increase over what I sold it for. Home prices haven't risen much compared to wages. My salary has risen much more than 60% in the past 20 years. Rent in my hometown is around double of what it was 20 years ago.

My hometown friend's son, who lives in the hometown, is making three times the salary there that I was making 20 years ago.

Come on people, stop feeling entitled to a free life of the sweat of others.
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Gwangjuboy



Joined: 08 Jul 2003
Location: England

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot of free will zealotry going on here!
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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The richest 1%, heck, even the richest 10%, have also done pretty well because the S&P500 has trippled since the financial crisis. It's nice when your money makes more money for you.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edwardcatflap wrote:
You forgot to mention the huge increase in house prices and rent as a proportion of salaries.


"More than half of Britain has seen wages rise faster than house prices in the last 10 years"

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41244444
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mysterious700



Joined: 10 Mar 2006

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I thought this was either about all the English teachers moving from Korea to China or about all the people going from the way# site due to their blocking and charging for out date ppt downloads. Either way, I've hardly used that one in years. Been a proud long term Daves user. Well back migrators. Ha ha. For those leaving Korea to go to China, you're welcome to leave here and go there too. Ha ha.
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weigook744



Joined: 12 Sep 2017
Location: Hangook

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, anyone who stays on that old waygook site is dumber than rocks staying put in a rock quarry. Come over here folks.
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