Originally Posted by BullseyePrecision
Dang what do you do for a living?
Actually I've been retired for the past 8 years. Before that I worked for a living. But I've found that people can afford what's important to them. And it isn't so much about what I do(or did) as about what I don't do...
I don't smoke.
I don't drink (very little).
I don't drive a fancy car.
I don't own a fancy house (moderate, comfortable, and paid for).
I don't eat in fancy restaurants.
I don't take expensive vacations.
I don't golf.
I don't bowl.
Basically it comes down to what you're willing to give up in order to get what you desire. Also, while I've always had a strong interest in firearms and reloading, and have always had a selection of firearms, the bulk of what I now own have been purchased in more recent years AFTER our house was paid for and our daughter was through college. Priorities are necessary and family definitely comes first.