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He wasn't kidding.

February 19th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Hubby went to the store and spent $1750 after tax on computer parts and is building a new super computer. Ugh. Oh well, it's been 10 years since he asked for anything, so I guess he was overdue!

I had already transferred his bonus to savings, but our insulation rebate check for $900 came in the mail yesterday. (Bummed. Had planned to use it to pay down the car loan). I guess I'll use that to cover some of the cost of the computer, and then I'll try to just skimp until next payday and hope I can pay the rest out of pocket.

I don't want to dip into savings. Can you tell?

5 Responses to “He wasn't kidding.”

  1. mamasita Says:

    I know all the jokes are about women spending money like it grows on trees, but all the men in my life know how to spend it, too! Spread out over 10 years, it doesn't seem too bad!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    That's how it would be for me too. Wanting to keep it all in savings.

  3. baselle Says:

    If it makes you feel any better, the classic advice on a windfall is 10% on pleasure spending, the rest to savings. As long as its a one-time 10%, it should be fine. (I'd keep it all in savings myself)

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    baselle, that's a good rule of thumb! I'm going to use that the next time we get a windfall. Smile

  5. M E 2 Says:



    I have heard and agree with the 10% rule too. I do get the need to save, pay down debts, etc. But speaking for ONLY myself, I work hard for my money and I deserve to reward myself now and then.

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