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    having a kid, I can afford roughly 1,250 $200 niche bottles. I'd never buy that many, but the option is there. That's before college BTW.

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    $250,000 on fragrances!!

    I love the hobby as much as most posters on this forum, but I simply couldn't justify anything close to that.

    That's $13,888 a year on fragrances, or $1,157 a month!! Or if you look at it on an average 40 hour-working week, you're depleting your income by $7 an hour!!

    Not sure why i've done the math, but that my good sir is equitable to a mortgage.

    Hell, I'd sooner have a nice second home somewhere for the holidays than have a quarter of a mill fragrance collection. Imagine your contents insurance premiums!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    having a kid, I can afford roughly 1,250 $200 niche bottles. I'd never buy that many, but the option is there. That's before college BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    having a kid, I can afford roughly 1,250 $200 niche bottles. I'd never buy that many, but the option is there. That's before college BTW.
    I'll alert the media.

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    That's the price of a kid these days BEFORE college in the states. If you plan on paying for that too, add about $120,000 to it.
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    Kids are expensive, no doubt about that. I just handed mine some extra cafeteria money as she left for the bus stop. Today's the last full day before finals.

    But oh, the rewards!



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    You could buy even more by selling a kidney.

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    And that's just for one...! Kid I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    And that's just for one...! Kid I mean.
    Haha yeah.

    But there's nothing like little children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    having a kid, I can afford roughly 1,250 $200 niche bottles. I'd never buy that many, but the option is there. That's before college BTW.
    Congratulations!...so; what's the point...??
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    I think a serious re-alignment of priorities should be considered.

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    You could sell your blood and be able to afford a few more bottles each year.

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    Besides, maybe you can have a kid who also loves fragrances - but then the expenses will rise, since you would have to share.
    On a more serious note, though I am in no position to give any advice, simply start out with affordable, yet still good designers, gradually work your way/branch out into niche and own less niche bottles at first, thus the impact on your financial situation won't be as radical, whether you have a kid or not.

    Also, if money were NOT the issue, the situation would thus be ideal - affording both niche bottles and having kids.

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    I'm sure this is a joke, but I could never compare the life of a kid to any amount of material things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    I'm sure this is a joke, but I could never compare the life of a kid to any amount of material things...
    He's not, actually. He's just estimating how much perfume he could buy with the financial savings from not having a hypothetical kid. There's nobody's life hanging in the balance. Better to get those priorities sorted out now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    He's not, actually. He's just estimating how much perfume he could buy with the financial savings from not having a hypothetical kid. There's nobody's life hanging in the balance. Better to get those priorities sorted out now!
    There's no savings if the plan was never to have a kid in the first place. So it is kind of a "should I have a kid or niche collection" question the way it's phrased. I still can't compare the 2.

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    a year of diapers or liquid crystal? Ha, no, I just kept reading about the cost of kids these days and wanted to see what I could do with it instead. I'm not trying to decide between one or the other.

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    If you "figure by not," you might want to enroll yourself in a few classes before worrying about future children. What's the point of this thread?

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    Hmm, on the other end of life, kids can reduce one's expenses.

    If my mother, who has dementia, had to pay someone to do all the things I do for free...just sayin'.....



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    Negative Population Growth (NPG) is a worthy goal. Much better than recycling plastic bottles and having an energy efficient car, etc.. Made that choice myself long ago. And I smell great!
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    Lets rob this guy tonight!

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    I like mice. They make good pets but since I've been trying fragrances I can't afford! Mice used to be 50 cents when I was little now there like $5!!!!!

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    I'd much rather have a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Hmm, on the other end of life, kids can reduce one's expenses.

    If my mother, who has dementia, had to pay someone to do all the things I do for free...just sayin'.....
    but the money you save from not raising a kid, should be enough to pay for good care, plus there's no guarantee you'll need help or the kid will be willing to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    but the money you save from not raising a kid, should be enough to pay for good care....
    ...it might be, unless you spent it already on other things (like perfumes!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    ...it might be, unless you spent it already on other things (like perfumes!)
    Ha!

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    I think it's swell either way. Just don't have the kid but spend all your money on fragrance anyway.

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    Every time I hear about someone getting pregnant I always think to myself, "there goes their Lexus".
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