Originally Posted by YatYas
OK, I shouldn’t, but I’ll bite.
Unless you paid cash for your boat, you are just another indebted consumer who bought something you didn’t need with money you didn’t have.
That has little to do with “HARD WORK, SACRIFICE, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, DRIVE, GOAL-ORIENTED”
If you own your boat free and clear, I apologize in advance.
If you don’t, the only one who has been “led to the trough” is you by the “good life” marketeers of America the indebted
And it’s scary how people such as you somehow equate indebtedness with patriotism.
Your “patriotism” has brought America to its knees.
Owning a boat is
a luxurious privilege. Plenty of threads here speak to the high cost of boat ownership. And that’s great if you can afford it. But if you’re not stashing substantial money away for retirement while you’re doing all your boating, then you are not practicing the sacrifice and goal-orientation that you preach.
Yes, I own my very-modest boat free and clear, and yes, I spend a great deal of time with personal financial planning.
Go ahead, blast away and tell me how great debt is or how going into your 60’s without serious dough in the bank is a good plan.
I know my post is preachy (but so was yours), but I’m just tired of the entitlement mentality of grasshoppers.
1. E15 is not mandated for marine engines
2. I, like many others here, have had no problems running ethanol (think Racor, Startron)
3. I support decreased dependency on foreign oil
4. I support alternative energy usage (you want meaningful jobs? That would be a chunk right there)