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Why is it so expensive to live?!

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It doesn’t have to be. People blow tons of money on things that they think make them happy - fancy cars, expensive meals, constant churn of wardrobe - but in reality probably have little incremental value over simpler alternatives.

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^exactly

We would be significantly more advanced if we reduced the costs of education and invented research differently. Companies get to bleed their IP of value until a challenger comes along, and that holds us back quite a bit. The US is lucky to subsist like it does now, but 30-50yrs from being, we’ll def be in our back foot vs countries that invest for growth and better encourage it.

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It’s ways when the US pays subsidizes every other countries security and is the best for healthcare when socialized programs don’t work

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Word. I'm thinking about settling down and marrying a wealthy man because I'm tired of spending all my coins just to live. Like duh I'm attractive let me just throw in this towel real quick and pop out a kid or 2

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Kpmg1, 🥰

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Thanks Obama

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Well, Biden just made COL 10x worse.

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Taxation is the direct cause of poverty. Just FYI. No reason land taxes should be so high.

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Death isn’t cheap either - just recently participated in a conversation about funeral types, packages and costs! It ain’t cheap!

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Death is free. Funerals aren’t. ;)

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Speak for yourself

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Capitalism.

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Counter question: what choices can you make so that it is less financially painful for you to live?

Live for yourself and not for society/social media . Buy what u need and not what u want . Keep yourself educated with latest skills to stay employed .

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Bc of materialism and abandonment of the gold standard

It’s expensive to live in the kinds of areas I feel are worth living in (major metros). Womp.

Maybe 3-4 of the 10 biggest metro areas in the US are expensive. But ok your metro area’s the only major one

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In America, it's actually pretty cheap to live. It's the other things alongside living that makes it expensive: consumerism, keeping up with the Joneses, rent/mortgage in a very select few cities where property prices are sky high (NYC, SFO, LA where a majority of the people on this app are)

I think it is because everyone else doing jobs and selling goods and services all feel it is expensive to live too

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