Good idea from one of the mylotter's answer

@ajithlal (14568)
India
February 10, 2013 10:29pm CST
I credit this discussion to one of the mylotter's answer. I was going through different mylot discussions and I saw a reply that strike me and I thought why now we also try this idea. The person said in the answer to create a wishlist on the things we need to or want to buy and keep it and to buy things after we earn money for each of the wishlist things. I think I will also try to keep a wishlist and try to follow the thing. I am putting some things in the wishlist as dual sim mobile and long term may be solar system when I earn enough money. Do you have a wishlist and do you think this idea good and what are the things you will add in the wishlist?
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@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
11 Feb 13
Really it is a good idea. My wish is for any solar device like solar lamp, solar charging batteries, pen drives, or any other useful thing for day to day life
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
11 Feb 13
Hullo Vathsala! How are you?
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
12 Feb 13
I also like solar devices and hopes to buy solar system in the future may be around two to five years.
@Mavic123456 (9695)
• Thailand
11 Feb 13
wow a solar system? hmmmm.. I am planning to have a motorbike, battery operated. I also think of a trip to Turkey.. . yes, the money I can save from online learning is for my trip to turkey... that's why I am working double time.
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• Canada
11 Feb 13
Mavic...I have owned a E-Bike (battery operated bike) going on 6 years now...and it has saved me a fortune! The only big outlay I have had with it in that time, is new batteries. I ride the bike daily, to and from work, about 18kms...for all shopping...and it has saved me around $2000.00 a year, or about $12,000.00 in the six years. I live on the West Coast of Canada, and ride it in winter, including snow. The only way to GO! And it is very kind to the environment..no emissions!
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• Thailand
11 Feb 13
ahhhh I hate you for that.. wowwwww..... amazing.... there are no ebikes here yet.. argh!!!yes that could be fun. i am so envy. LOL. well that's life, enjoy your bike. hmp!
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• Canada
11 Feb 13
There are times, in the pouring rain..it is not soooooo much fun, but travelling without noise...and smelling the countryside is beyond fantastic..there really are NO minuses! I have a Kaishan Sport 550...and it has served me well!
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
Oh that is good and it coincides with planning as well. at least with this you can always revisit the wishlist and see how it goes. :D i think that is going to be great if you are able to make it work. What I did right now is to basically create a list of the things i need to pay for, and from where i am getting the money from. this way i would be able to match those that still needed funds. I have carefully planned this so i would not be delayed on my payments for bills and so on. :D
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
I also think in addition to making the wishlist it is good to make a list for the bills and the things we need to pay and the income or money we can get and the ways to pay it. I will also try this method and will try the planning like this.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
I finally was able to find the person who told about wishlist. It is sylviapet73 who told about wishlist in another discussion.
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@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
thank you ajithal! =) yup that is true writing down what you want and need and what still has to be paid for helps especially in times of you budgeting and allocating what cash you have... often we would miss out on some items on our must pay bills especially if we did not list it down. =) hope it is going well for you and your list! :D
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@jugsjugs (13045)
11 Feb 13
I do feel that there are a few things that I would like, however the things that I want money just can not buy, lol. I feel that are a few things that I would like in the future will cost way to much and I will never be able to save for them in all my life time. It sounds a great idea, as that way you have things also to aim for in the wish list.
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• Penrith, Australia
11 Feb 13
My brother once said... "They say money cannot buy happiness, well, that is because THEY cannot afford it" lol. Now i miss my bro.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
I think money cannot buy happiness. I think it is good to have necessary money and to work for the necessary things.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
11 Feb 13
I do not have any long list.If I have any it would be well within my reach and I would buy it.But I am glad that you like the idea and I feel proud of mylot irrrespctive of who the originator of the idea was.
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• India
11 Feb 13
Hi Kala I am fine, What about u ?
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
I also like the idea very much. I will certainly put the name of the person when I find it.
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@FrugalMommy (1447)
• United States
11 Feb 13
A solar system, huh? That's a great goal for long-term savings. When you're ready to consider buying one, don't forget to come back here to discuss it. I have a little experience with solar systems, and I think there are some people here who depend totally on solar power. Right now, a wishlist won't do me much good. I'm not saving any of my online earnings. Every cent I make is going straight toward paying off my credit card balances. I paid almost $200 extra last month and it felt great. I hope I can earn that much again this month but I've been sick and slacking a bit.
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@prashu228 (25814)
• India
11 Feb 13
Hi That's really good . The online earned money is helping you to clear your credit card balances. So far i did not spend any of my online earned money and its $200 so far. I hope/ to earn more and more. But i didn't keep any such goal/wish i didn't use the money just because i didn't get the need. But now i wish to prepare a wishlist as to how to spend money.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
Solar system do require lots of money and that is one of the reason I am putting it in a long-term and hope to save money for it. I will certainly let notice here in discussion when I buy them. It is good to finish the credit car balances and I think most probably your first wishlist might be to finish the credit card balance.
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@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
Yes, I also have a wishlist but I keep it in my mind. I just cross out the others when my pockets can't make the purchase.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
I also think that it is good to have wishlist and also to earn for it.
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• Malaysia
11 Feb 13
Hi, there. I usually make a mental note on what I wish to have or plan to have something and normally about having a trip to somewhere hehe... A wishlist is indeed a good idea to motivate as well as discipline oneself to be more organized to reach his or her goals. I am actually impressed with one of nephews. I went to my older sister's house a couple of years ago and I saw a wishlist of the older nephew stick on his bedroom wall. He was 13 back then and it made me smile when I saw a sidenote of how much more he has to achieve. It's kinda good reminder that when we do things the right way, the end result is a bliss.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
12 Feb 13
I think it is good to put on our goals in a list and most probably this will motivate us.
@prashu228 (25814)
• India
11 Feb 13
Hi Who ever has given you the idea. That's really good. I really dont prepare such wishlist but now after reading your discussion i really felt i should have one wishlist . It helps us to plan well and earn and also save well too. I think i am start it right away.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
12 Feb 13
I also think it is a good idea. I think it is good to have wishlist.
@Lucky12 (770)
• United States
11 Feb 13
Yeah that is a good idea. I always have a wishlist, but my major purchase is my last thing as of now. I am trying to reach money for that and that is it, because that is a huge purchase for me and it is something that I never really thought about buying until now. Yes I think that a wishlist is awesome and everyone should do that, because it does keep you motivated and it is a lot of fun.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Feb 13
I also think it is good idea and I like the idea very much and so I started the discussion on it so that more people will be aware about the wishlist. I think I think most probably you can try to save money and try to buy things in the wishlist one by one.
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@Dassodils (2013)
• India
11 Feb 13
Haiii friend.. I do this same always..When I sit idle,I will think about the things I have to to next and the things which I want to get.Also I note some thing that I want to buy on the next shopping.I personally feel that this way is so good.Some times we will be very tension.so that we will surely forget the thing what we should bring.I use this for a long time.I could to buy every things for my sister's marriage by using this system..Thanks..
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@Janurmas (641)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 13
Creating a wishlist to buy something is a good thing to do, because it motivates us to save our money to buy those things we listed. I also have my wishlist. I would like to buy a car and a house. I have planned this wishlist since two years ago, but the money still insufficient to fulfill one of those things. I hope next year I will buy my new house first, whether it is by paying the down payment or full payment. I really need those two things so that I would be confident to ask my girlfriend to marry me.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Feb 13
hi Janurmas thats smart thinking and I believe your girlfriend will be getting an intelligent and good husband.,
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• Indonesia
11 Feb 13
yes i do. and that is a good idea for me. i work very hard in order to reach my wishlist
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
13 Feb 13
I also think that when we have wishlist most probably we will work for it and will try hard for it.
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb 13
Wishlists and setting small goals is a very good idea. Keep our minds on what we want to attain is very important. Keeps us on the topic and not buying other things and gettng off track.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
11 Feb 13
This is a good idea. I might even start a wish list for myself. What i put on the list i don't know yet since i just now found out about this idea. This is a good idea tho thanks for sharing.
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@GardenGerty (96731)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Feb 13
I do not necessarily have a wishlist, but I do have some goals and I do try to earn towards them. It does make earning more fun when we can see what our result will be. I hope this works for you. I am trying to save for some remodeling supplies for my home.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
11 Feb 13
I do NOT ever want to have a life that is "buried in credit card debts"...so that is ONE thing that has been my guidance. Prioritize wants and needs, and work towards that goal. I do appreciate "whatever it is" when I have worked and saved for it....and sometimes it even gets crossed off my list before I even purchase it, as thinking about it that long, it does not seem a real necessity or need..or wish! It saves me the stress of juggling my budget..or robbing Peter to pay Paul (as the old expression goes)!
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@rekhum (2435)
• India
12 Feb 13
I always have my wishlist. But many a time my wishlists are not what I actually need. They are what I want. I think its only a human nature to want what you don't need but you need what you don't want.
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@SinfulRose (3518)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Feb 13
I'm familiar of wishlist. But I never created one before. But I do remember the things that I wish to purchase very much. It comes with having to review them inside my head over and over again every night before I sleep. Maybe that's my wishlist but just to be sure, maybe I might write them down, numbering them depending on priority.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
11 Feb 13
Yes its a great idea, I have started to do that here is well.
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