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Comment Re:I'm spending 60% of my monthly income on rent (Score 1) 940 940

luxury apartments that charge higher than market rates

If they are renting them, they must not be getting higher than market rent - market rent is what something will rent for.

That just doesn't make any sense. They can charge higher than what the market will ultimately sustain because deman is so high. This is what is known as a bubble and, make no bones about it, this one will burst and make 2008 look like a small bump in the economy by comparison.

Comment Re:I'm spending 60% of my monthly income on rent (Score 1) 940 940

That is an appreciably difficult situation to be in. I'm currently on long term disability which gives me some subsidized housing and food. Without that, I'm facing homelessness. I still work but at a job that only pays 11.00 per hour in a township where the median income is in the 60K-70K range. The only possible way I have to get ahead is by saving for a trailer and going to an RV park. Due to the demands placed on me, I can no longer work a standard 9-5 job due to doctor's appointment, physical therapy, etc. So I'm stuck working as a Security Guard. This is ultimately, not sustainable. Something will have to give ....

Comment Re: Bubble (Score 1) 227 227

I left a career in systems engineering for truck driving. When I would apply for IT jobs I would get inundated with software engineer jobs. The infrastructure jobs aren't plentiful and it is a race to the bottom dollar. I pray these roaches never discover the critical shortage in truck driving, so far so good.

Comment LG Transpyre (Score 1) 484 484

I am very happy with my LG Transpyre. It works on Verizon Wireless and I picked it up for a whole $76 at Wal-Mart. This phone seems to be super stable even though it is low budget. It actually has Corning Gorilla Glass and a quad core processor. It runs Android KitKat quite well and does everything I need it to. I've been using it now close to 6 months without any issue.

Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde