So we have one engineer who can invest. You must be the "internet predator" who tracks my every post and uses a different posting name for your different forums and/or posts, huh.<quoted text>
I max out my 401K and Roth IRA each year, plus invest an additional 7% of my salary in other things like real estate, gold, mutual and hedge funds, do you think I can allow myself to spend a measly $25 on a license plate for my car? If you are such an investment genius, what other properties do you own besides that "upper middle class" cookie cutter in Avon?
Again, I don't live in a cookie cutter but you can continue to state non-factual information all you want. Doesn't bother me a bit. Of course, now it would seem that you are the one posting how well to do you are.
So if we go back to what started this, the comment was that there are PU plates everywhere and an insinuation that Burger King and McDonalds didn't pay enough for IU graduates to afford plates. I see more IU plates than I see PU to be quite honest about it.
I still stand by my comment that even though there are a lot of cars who have PU plates, not all of the cars are BMW's, Lexus's, etc. so maybe PU graduates don't all do as well as some of you might think.
I didn't tell anyone to not buy the plates. As with me, you are welcome to spend your money any way you like. Good for you that you save all that money!
By the time you retire, you won't get SS and you'll need every penny just like me.