Speaking of Odyssey, check out what was in the parking lot of the Golf Galaxy I was at this afternoon.
Whats the point of a manual trans in an Odyssey? 😅 Since we are posting Honda stuff, below is my current daily. Bought a k24 wagon since I cant drive the GX to work due to low clearance garaged parking.Dank. Give it a manual trans out of an Acura TL and that's a solid 10/good.
This I can get behind. Fits, mazda2, etc... not so much.Whats the point of a manual trans in an Odyssey? 😅 Since we are posting Honda stuff, below is my current daily. Bought a k24 wagon since I cant drive the GX to work due to low clearance garaged parking.
Working on just building an audio system, a sleeping platform, and converting to Fortune Auto coils with adjustable control arms and thicker sways. Much nicer than the Fit but bagged suspension is sooooo boring in comparison.
Can relate. I've become very frugal when it comes to spending more than $50. We need to replace our fridge. Its not old but its garbage. The coils in the back freeze up every couple months. So we have to empty it out, take it apart and let the coils defrost for a few days. Its getting worse. We just defrosted it a few weeks ago and can already see ice building back up. Doesn't help that its working overtime since its so warm and kids open it constantly to get stuff since they are home a lot now. Kitchen needs a remodel as well. And masterbath. And I need a vehicle. (You all will hear/read me complain of all these problems for the foreseeable future because of frugal)Also: kind of wish spending money on things whether I want or need them didn't feel like a small victory.
It's a nicer quality car all around. Plush leather, much better audio, even a sportier feel to the dash and instrument cluster. there are also k series awd subframes that can be swapped in, v6 sh-awd systems that can be swapped in, etc.This I can get behind. Fits, mazda2, etc... not so much.
I get the luxury of buying something for myself maybe once a year. lol It always feels exciting because I never buy stuff for myself. The money goes to bills or the wife instead. I bought myself a new set of tires last year for my GX. I think this year will be a new set of tires for the wagon and maybe a bluetooth speaker for the pool. What an exciting time to be aliveAlso: kind of wish spending money on things whether I want or need them didn't feel like a small victory.
I'm the definition of frugal. I stopped getting haircuts. Cancelled every streaming subscription we have - Hulu, Spotify, Crunchyroll, etc. I use prepay phone plan and only give a necessary amount of data out to the family to save $5-10 per phone. Stay home and only go outside to go grocery shopping or bike riding. Told my boss I can't afford to go back to the office because of gas prices. I count pennies enough to find ways to save $100/month when dropping them all in a bucket. lolCan relate. I've become very frugal when it comes to spending
Should have noted, I'm only frugal on myself, so that the wife and kids can have everything they want. We eat well, the kids have their afterschool activities and go on trips, my wife can go out with her friends, etc. My money mostly goes into retirement so I can retire at 50 once the kids go away to college. One more promotion and I can live a bit more leisurely. So maybe another few years of being frugal. lolI make money. I spend money. I didn’t work my way into a comfortable salary to not buy the things I want.
I have lived in the same house I bought 13 years ago at a very reasonable price. I have a job that, for all its flaws, does pay me well at this stage. Despite the kidsI make money. I spend money. I didn’t work my way into a comfortable salary to not buy the things I want. I also have no kids, only 1 car payment, a mortgage that’s 1/3 of what it was a few years ago, etc. We only live once. Live it up!
Bryan, I bet you would be shocked to find out what another company might offer you for salary. 2-4% annual raises over 20 years isn’t going to keep up.
I’ve stayed in the same role, but moved companies, for 20-40% raises. This has happened more than once, and mirrors the experiences of my colleagues.
EDIT: Didn’t mean to give the impression that I’m picking on you. Literally everybody should be checking their market value every couple of years. Yes, that means brushing up your resume and applying to 3-5 different positions at other companies.
I don't think you guys are picking on me. I'm honestly just scared of trying to sell myself for a job and find out no one's interested, if I were to try to put words to it. I make enough money that I shouldn't be worried about spending it and yet I am. I always have been, even before kids. The reason why I can tell you exactly what the two grown-up presents to myself when I got my job (besides my first Miata) is because I really haven't bought myself much meaningful stuff over the years.Based on what I know about internal hires here, you're shorting yourself hugely by not moving around. But we've been over this all.