I just spent 10% of my paycheck on.............

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
June 14, 2008 4:35pm CST
filling up my gas tank.. That is totally absurd! As I was driving home, I thought of all the ways that I would have liked to spend that money -- for example A nice meal! Some music for my iPod Some ebooks to read A night in a disney hotel (an economy one)![ Admission to Disney with money left over for food Saved for something I want - a new computer, a trip - Disney one mentioned above. Put it toward paying off my mortgage a few days earlier Now it's your turn - tell us how would you spend 10% of your paycheck -- it must be something that you would like to spend it on
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Food, Utility bills, Church, Insurance, Taxes, etc.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I wanted you to have fun, paying taxes is not having fun...now tell me..what would Maxine do with her money to have fun?
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Me and Maxine would head to the casino, to gamble and hopefully double or triple our money.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Now isn't that a whole lot more fun...just thinking about it. I hope you and maxine do well. I have never been to a casino, one of the few people left in this country I think.
• United States
14 Jun 08
That sucks man! But I really don't get a paycheck right now. But If I was working I would use it to pay off credit card bills and food and if I have some left I would probably give it to my mom. I would also buy some music for my ipod too.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I like give some to Mom (I am a Mom) It must suck to have credit card debt and no job. But you got to love the iPod, it is such a great escape from our lives and though the initial outlay is a bit high, it is worth every penny, mine is over 3 years old and I use it all of the time.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Yeah mine is like two years old already I think and I use it all the time. It's like my safety blanket and I love having it.
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@weemam (13377)
14 Jun 08
I don't have a pay check pal , but I still had to pay £60 to fill my tank, it is daylight robbery xx
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@weemam (13377)
14 Jun 08
Sorry I forgot to say , I would take riding lessons LOl xx
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I like that...I used to ride but right now I think it would make my butt and legs hurt too much!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I know it was tough making this 1200 mile trip realizing that pretty much for every hour I drive my husband has to work an hour at hard labor. it was a 24 hour trip down here - and I still have to make the 24 hour trip back home. I would have liked to spend that money on paying down our debt or making needed repairs to the house.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Wow, where are you driving to and from? How much have the prices varied along your trip? That sucks that your husband has to work so much for you to drive. I can agree on repair to the home.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
15 Jun 08
i know that the price of fuel had increased so ridiculously lately... and it is really hard for us to cope with it nowadays... but there is nothing really that we can do and we can only hope that the government will do something to fix the situations... for the time beings, we just have to accept it... take care and have a nice day...
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
15 Jun 08
But you were supposed to have fun here. tell me, what fun thing would you spend the money on. Smile!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Yes, gas prices are out of control these days. I agree that money could have been used on those things that you have mentioned. That reminds me of rent money... It costs so much for a human to live. I hate to see others break their pocket over gas for their car.. It would be very nice to see gas drop back down to $1.70 .. Or maybe $0.97..
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
15 Jun 08
$.97 a gallon for gas - a penny for your thoughts, I am sorry given today's prices - a dollar for your thoughts! Ok, now you have that extra money that you spent on gas to spend on something fun..how are you going to spend it?
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
There's a few items of clothing I'd like but you're right the gas price has a lot of us at wits end. I'm told it's only going to get worse. I'm sure the oil/gas industry will break this world, I really believe that.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Jun 08
It does seem to be going that way, when no one is buying from them..it will be too late, lower prices will not matter, we will not need gas when we are all using the foot-mobile. It will soon get to the point where we will not be able to afford going to work.
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I feel your pain! I was audibly groaning at the pump yesterday! It took over $100 to fill up my truck yesterday. I would rather spend the money on going out to eat, clothes or fabric for sewing. I am trying to drive as little as possible so I can save gas and money at the same time.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Oh, emma I feel your pain. A $100 is certainly more then I could spend. It is really sad how these gas prices are affecting our lives, what is worse is that they are pushing this country closer and closer to a depression. We are all spending less and less on other things, which is going to result in more and more layoffs and considering the global economy it is going to affect the whole world.
• Canada
14 Jun 08
Gas prices are unbelieveable!!! I'm so glad I don't drive, and that I live in a city where I can take public ransportation instead of using taxis, which et more and more expensive as the ga prices increase.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 Jun 08
You are very lucky to have good public transportation available! but this was supposed to be a fun discussion -- how would you like to spend 10% of your paycheck?
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Deb, I truly feel you there. My car is in need of repairs as we speak and just before it went kaput, I put in $20, worrying how it's going to take me and how long it will last because my income can only go so far. But that very same day, the transmission said bye bye, and it's been parked ever since I had it towed. I never forget something a social worker friend told me and basically she said this. If we got it to where NO ONE buys ANY gas, as well as stop those truckers bringing in the gas, perhaps in our own way, we can bring down these prices. Now that was YEARS ago, but she had a logical suggestion. My thing is as a people as a nation, what besides complaining are we doing to bring these prices down? what can we do? what will we do? Yes, we all have to work, handle business, etc, but it's a darn shame that folks at Meals on Wheels have to discontinue their offerings to the most needy of us, the seniors, then yes, I think we need to do something and soon.
• United States
15 Jun 08
Sorry, but I got on my soapbox and then I forgot about the goodies. here they are... put some into savings and build it up pay on a bill or add to a bill replenish my bubble bath supplies at Walmart put down on an Ipod touch that I've been wanting buy a book and cd go out to Golden Corral with my kids buy a nice outfit and underwear to match get my hair done pay my car insurance
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
20 Jun 08
It would have been one of my mini-vacations. Just a quick trek to another town or state for a visit. But I'm being more frugal (it should be obvious why -_-) Sigh. If not that then maybe I'd use it to beef up the book, gaming and anime collection.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I limited my driving. I spend less for gasoline than I used to one year ago. I think twice before I get my car key. I walk first, bike second, I drive when I have to reach far destination. I do my shopping only once a week or I order it with home delivery. I don't spend more than $40 a month on gasoline. I guess because I have the luxury to work from home.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Gas for me used to be around $30 every week or so, it's doubled now! I'd love to be able to put that money aside for my trip to Las Vegas (baby!).
• Sri Lanka
15 Jun 08
Thank god my car is not working these days. I have to fix a leak in the clutch fluid line. If it was working a good fortune would go for fuel in my case too. But coming back to the discussion, I would like to spend it on a digital camera. I need one very badly. But unfortunately I don't think I can save 10% to do that. Everything is very expensive here in Sri Lanka.
@Samanthavv (1386)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Hmm... There's a LOT of things I would love to buy. Clothes. Makeup. Hair stuff. Manicures. Pedicures. Laser hair removal. Clothes and toys for my little girl. Vacations. Etc. They all sound like fun, but I can't afford any of it!!!
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
15 Jun 08
i know that the price of fuel had increased so ridiculously lately... and it is really hard for us to cope with it nowadays... but there is nothing really that we can do and we can only hope that the government will do something to fix the situations... for the time beings, we just have to accept it... take care and have a nice day...