Spent $1500 in 2 days

@scheng1 (24741)
Singapore
November 28, 2015 9:26am CST
Just like that, $1500 gone in just two days. This is not even due to festive shopping. $900 is to pay the balance of my cruise holiday for next year. Since I have paid it off, I can save up for spending on the trip. I still have to exchange some money for shore spending. $200 for donation to a hospice. Nothing great about donation since I get tax relief. $260 to buy cruise credit. $100 to buy grocery. The remaining $40 to top up my stored value transport card. So easy to spend, and so hard to earn! I wish it is the other way.
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@marlina (80716)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
We will be putting out $5,000.00 next Tuesday for a new furnace. Good thing we don't do this every week.
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• Portugal
28 Nov 15
Aw 5000? That is a lot of money. For me it would be impossible to buy something so expensive. In my country salaries are like 505 dollars per month. So to pay 5000 for something would be impossible :(
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
&marlina That new furnace will probably last you for next 20 years. In this case, you are paying $250 per year for the usage of the furnace. If you think like this, it is not a good sum of money. Anyway that is a need, not a want.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
@sweetloveforeve If there is no need to buy a furnace, that is good. I think we are fortunate to live in a country where we do not need to spend such money.
• Canada
29 Nov 15
I've had a few weeks like that...usually it was related to my car breaking down;/
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
Do you schedule for regular maintenance? If not, you will have unexpected expenses. I think safety is too important to compromise. If there is a need to change something before it breaks, you have to do so. If not, there is a risk of the car breaking down in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere.
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• Canada
29 Nov 15
@scheng1 yeh, I do. Right now it's a matter of math for me, that it might be a more wise use of money to invest in a new vehicle as opposed to repairs so often.
• Portugal
28 Nov 15
Aw I wish I had 1500 euros as a salary to help my family. It would be the best thing ever. Anyway Im happy that you spent 200 euros as a donation. It means that you are a good person who helps those in need. You deserve the best in life.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
If you have a job, and you can upgrade your skill, you will be making much more money in the future. All of us have to start somewhere. I think nursing is a skill that can help you for life. if you can, go for nursing, and keep on upgrading your skill.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
9 Dec 15
@scheng1 That's a great advice. Thanks.
@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
9 Dec 15
I'm living a frugal life. I spend only $1500 totally for over 4-5 months considering all the bills and insurance I have to pay.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
11 Dec 15
The cost of living in India is still lower than the cost of living in other countries. Nobody in Singapore can survive on $1500 for 5 months. The bus fare and electricity bill cost about $300 a month for most of us.
@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Nov 15
I always think that spending money is easier than earning it But there is also another saying, you can earn it so that you can spend it. Saving money is not the option. It is important that you can earn more.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
There are studies that show that spending to gain experience makes us happier than spending on material things. That means spending on holidays with family is better than buying new car.
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@maggs224 (1708)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Nov 15
It is true money seems to flow out much faster and easier than it comes in lol... Still I like paying up front, so that means you now just have to concentrate on getting your spending money together for your vacation, I hope that you have a great time when you go on your cruise.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
I pay upfront too. I have saved up for it, and the money is in my bank before I charge to my credit card. Even then, it is a pain to spend so much money within two days.
@jstory07 (72386)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Nov 15
With me it took two weeks to earn the money and it was gone in one day when I wrote all of the bills and bought food.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
Ya, that is life. It takes me a long time to save for a holiday, and the money is gone in just a few seconds. I think that is part of life. As long as we use money wisely, either for food or experience, we will have no regret.
@GreatMartin (6565)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 Nov 15
Travel while you can and enjoy it! Where are you going cruising?
@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
29 Nov 15
You do some great things and have lots to show for it.
@sharon6345 (147788)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I wish I had that kind of money to spend right now. Cyber monday are you shopping.
@amadeo (78600)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Not sure what we are going to do.Have not plan that far ahead.But bills all paid.