WHERE does all the money go???

Philippines
August 18, 2009 6:01pm CST
have you ever felt like money slips away that fast from your hands??? it's so unfair.. you work hard for it for weeks, months, and once you get hold ot if, it takes only a few minutes for it to go away... hmmmmmmmmmmmpppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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40 responses
19 Aug 09
Oh yes definatley, there never seems to be enough money. As soon as i get paid money is flying out of my bank account left right and centre. Doesnt help that the odd £10 here and there you dont really notice, but then by the end of the month it all adds up and makes a big dent in your bank balance.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 09
wow... your money does fly fast - - - in all directions! i'm glad you could still see where they go. mine are gone all too fast, can't catch up with it!
20 Aug 09
Most of mine gets spent on my daughter, she's too spoilt I just need an unlimited overdraft that i didnt have to pay back and id be sorted
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
when it comes to kids... we just can't resist.!!! we forget our rules n a snap of a finger
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
i know i wonder also why my money is always gone even if i dont see what happened to it,.. i bought only few things.
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• Philippines
4 Oct 09
yea.. you must a have a big hole in your pocket amilet... watch your money closely!
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I feel that way. I don't spend on things I don't need but by the time bills and such are paid including groceries and cell phone. I feel like all my money is just disappeared. It sucks. But as long as I have a place to live and my bills are paid I try not to get to complain too much.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 09
wellllllllllll............ you do have a point! we complain so much... but if we come to think of it...we're still more fortunate than many out there... thanks sami!
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Aug 09
you so right about that one. what i started doing today is writing down every penny i spend. this why i am accountable for where my money goes. and i can see how much of it i am wasting. i have got to stop wasting money on things i don't need. so i hope with writing down my spending, I will learn to spend so much less
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
it's good you could still afford to waste a little of it...... most of us don't have much to start with, how much more to waste it
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
Yes! This is really true with today's down economy. You have so many bills to settle that whatever you earn never seems to be enough. It seems as though the money is on your hands one day, and then the next you are left trying to figure out how you spent it because you have none more left to appropriate for your other financial responsibilities. Which is why sites like mylot are very useful since they provide additional sources of income so you can make both ends meet.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
you know abby... the value of money has gotten so little and little over time. it's buying power had becom less.. we couldn't buy so much with a $10 nowadays... probably a combo meal at Zankou or specialty restaurants... or a piece of a nice blouse... but before, it used to feed the entire family for a whole month.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
I would really agree with you on that one. It seems as though there is less value to our money nowadays that I often feel guilty when I go to certain restaurants and eat bcuz it would certainly spoil my budget. But I do allow myself these from time to time so that i would be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
oh yes we do have to reward ourselves once in a while... we work so hard, we deserve it. can't do that all the time though... it's so hard to find money to spend it that quick!
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
19 Aug 09
When I worked and I made a fairly good wage I still couldn't seem to keep that money in my wallet, I think it just disappeared while I wasn't looking or something
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
then keep your eyes on them fwid! don't take your eyes off it! money must have some tiny legs and runs away when you're not paying attention!
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
19 Aug 09
It's one of the mysteries of life...like why can't you ever find a hanger when you need one? LOL
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
woooahh!!!!!!!! you keep changing avatars!!!! nice pair of high heels...and legs! sexy!
• United States
20 Aug 09
By the time we get a pay check and pay bills and get stuff for the house like dish soap,detergent and cleaners for the house. Most of the money is gone or it is gone and you can't do anything little to even have fun with your own family. Look at all the movie stars that make lots of money and how they spend there money on the most expensive things money can buy.
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
they're the lucky ones strawb........... i guess we have to make the best of what we have........ it's too frustrating, buT when we Are situations like these It makes us more Determined!
• United States
22 Aug 09
I have never seen the movie stars as the lucky ones because yes they may have the money to do most things with. But greed with there money never helps them make it to heaven any faster. But you are right we work hard to make our money even if we get frustrated with things. But we can say we did it we made it and we are proud of it. Are they really proud?
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
well you have a point there strawbb... but as far as being proud goes.....i gues they could be
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
19 Aug 09
Only the money I spent before I had it, that stuff that didn't have a plan before I got it. A penny saved is a penny earned ya know. Make a plan, then work on it till it works and soon you will not have that problem.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
I will always have that problem CJscott! money will never be enough!
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
As you ask the Universe, so shall it give back to you. The choice is yours, you may not believe me. But that is the way it is. Been that way since forever. Develop a money consciousness, and BELIEVE that money comes to you easily and in troves, then keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth closed. The opportunities will be there waiting for you to notice them. They are already their, you just haven't noticed them yet.
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
i'll work on that ... thanks cj!
@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
19 Aug 09
lol. This fair, pato ....because life is to meet the needs, so if you not have needs your money never slips away from your hands
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
well... you have a point there...
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
Great. You really do have a point here and thinks for clearing it up. we should really be thankful for whatever finances we achieve since it takes care of all our needs, especially the ones we need for survival.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
true, whatever we have we should be thankful for it....... i'm just frustrated i guess, on how it goes away that fast.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Hi Pat...for me, I always run out of money before I run out of bills to pay, even though I have cut back drastically, even on the medicines I need to take. I had to give up my health insurance a year ago, as I simply could not afford it any longer. I think many of us will do better when the economy turns around or here in the US, when a decent health care reform is passed. My best of wishes to you. Karen
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
hi Karen!!! o yea i know...my mom lost her dental insurance too,... now it's costing her a lot! i guess we just have to hold on to our money as long as we can!
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• United States
20 Aug 09
Yes, healthcare, dental, eyeglasses...these are a bigger expense for me now each year than even my rent!
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
i feel that too Karen... it's getting harder and harder to make ends meet. it's like we exhaust every opprtunity there it to make money, but it's never enough.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 09
Yes actually I have a saved money just for emergency. My sister called me yesterday to fetch her because she was not feeling well. When I went to her workplace there I saw her very pale and so cold so we went straight to the hospital, so that she can be checked. The doctor put dextrose to her because she was dehydrated by 10 times vomiting and diarrhea. My saved money slips aways in just one blink. But you know I am not worried. I know how can I get back that money again. Money is just the result. I just have to be smart to get the money back twice. The important is that my sister is now ok. She is more important than money. I am still happy and I am happy.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
see...?? it is always wise to set aside soem of your money. it always comes in handy the time you need it so bad. you're being smart saved your sister! tnx grey!!! happy myLotting!
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
and life is important than money, always remember that! Have a nice day!
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
--that's one reality we always tend to overlook! maybe because we need mony so much, we're almost blinded by it. nice day grecy!!!
@neildc (16935)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
People usually gets excited when payday is coming. But not me. When it's payday, I never get excited now, why? Because when I get my pay, it only means that the money will slip off my hands. Nothing is left for all of them will go directly to collectors. Personal loan, electric bills, house rent, etc. We almost left with nothing for the house, food and school needs.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
you said it just rgiht neild! that is why a lot of people are not that motivated to work anymore.. because the time they get their pay, there's nothing left for them to spend.
@neildc (16935)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
that's why a lot of people resort to a second or third job. and online money business like mylot and blogging. to earn extra money that will at least fill the gap.
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
yea...it does help a bit.......... thanks neil!
@cavella (98)
• Indonesia
23 Sep 09
ahaha :D try ti paln your expenses :D i used to slipped my money..waste then, being scammed.. huh..
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
we always learn a lesson from everything... we should hold on to our money tighter.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
23 Sep 09
Hey, I also wonder where all the money goes, but when you add everything up, I think that it all goes to the bills, food, and clothes. Yes it is also true, we work really hard, and it goes in just a few minutes. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
hi elite!.. yeah I kinda feel so excited having with me..then poof! it disappears that fast... but i guess you're right...i got my bills paid and all. i may not be left with naything...but at least i don't owe anything to anybody.
• United States
23 Aug 09
ugh alwaysssssss
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
it always is........
• United States
22 Aug 09
Aint that the truth!
• Philippines
23 Aug 09
it is..nikki.....
@Ammudoll (549)
• India
22 Aug 09
Even I feel the same. I work for whole 1 month and my earnings will just go off from my hands as soon as I withdraw from bank. All my bills have to be paid and this is the life and have to survive. I wish barter system comes again.
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
lolz!!!!!!! we won't be needing money if it does happen..''
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hello, I feel this way all the time...So I feel you Sometimes, my fiance works 12 hrs days and the money is good, but after we pay all the bills, loans, get caught up there hardly is nothing left and he gets real sad ... He feels he works his bum off for nothing . The only work I have now is part time as an in home health aide and i do these sites and a few others just to make an extra 100 a month (not on here LOL) Mostly ebay and writing , but I let this money add up in my paypal!
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
o...every penny adds up... By the time you reach payout, the money could comein handy. besides it doesn't hurt to do tings like this...it's fun and you're making money while having fun.
• Malaysia
20 Aug 09
Ah... very true! All that is left is so little that makes me wonder, do I need to get a raise??? Doesn't matter how much the amount is, in the end it still does not enough. Tsk! Tsk!
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
well..no matter how much we want to get a raise ,, its not easy to have it... the big guys always give themselves a raise... but that doesn't count us LOLZZZZZZZZZZZZZ that means we have to settle for what we have right now.. too bad!
• Indonesia
20 Aug 09
You're right, its' easier to spend money that to gain in! When I go shopping I notice how easily that money go for a pair of shoes or some clothes! Maybe that's the reason why many people focus on money see money as their goal in life. I try to save half of my money and spend half of it. I will use the save part to invest for my future
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
when i get my money, I make a list (an assumption of how much I might need the whole month) plus I set aside a little extra for unexpected expenses.... then the rest of it, i put in the bank and forget about it........