How much of a burden are personal expenses?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by iceman32, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. iceman32

    iceman32 Medium Load Member

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    I have a front seat row to witnessing the downfall of an independent. I tried telling this guy. Don’t buy a second truck when you have not paid off the first one, and he just got recently divorced. I just came back to our little yard, and this guy is flexing his brand new Mercedes Benz.

    Other than the shiny car, *Facepalm*. I don’t know what else to say. The old school truckers told me that personal expenses is a 1 way ticket to failure, I never understood that, till now.
     
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  3. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    They are only the burden you allow them to be.

    wether a company hand or an O/O, it is your responsibility to live below your means. Not at, or above, but below your means.
     
  4. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    That disease isn’t partial to trucking. There are people everywhere with messed up priorities.
     
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  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    Meh, much cheaper than a trophy girlfriend.....
     
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  6. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    This is why the failure rate is so great.
     
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  7. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

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    The question is why do you care?
    worrying about what other people spend money on is pointless, it doesn’t affect you in any way and some people learn by making mistakes rather than others telling them they are making a mistake.
     
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  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    How do you know his full financial background?

    If you won a million dollars on a scratch off lottery ticket would you run around and tell everyone?
     
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  9. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Oh ... She's on the way. The Benz is the bait.
     
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  10. Sumtinlidat

    Sumtinlidat Light Load Member

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    Maybe he bought the Benz as a company expense? Excellent vehicle to drop off invoices and go to the bank with lol

    I have a lot of guys who ask why I needed a Platinum F350 just to put a fuel tank on it and haul my tires and parts.
     
  11. CosmoK12

    CosmoK12 Light Load Member

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    Those are words of a jealous person looking for others to agree with him.
    Because you’re right, op doesn’t know that persons financial situation.
     
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