What do you spend your salary/pocket money on?

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
January 1, 2007 10:00am CST
So, ya all.. what do you actually spend on ? I stay with my folks so i don't have to worry about paying electricity bills, water/phone bills, groceries etc etc. I spend my money on - clothes, going out w/t friends, fuel for my car(when i go out w/t my friends..as i get a cab to work), a library i subscribe to sometimes,internet bills,junk food ! yeah, thats about it. and i DO save a lot,too.. i'm not a spendthrift. are you ?
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• United States
1 Jan 07
I enjoy spending my pocket money on my kids, if there is any left after that then I enjoy buying things for my mom and sending them to her. Usually nothing left after this but if there is then I spend on me.
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• Philippines
2 Jan 07
Yes you are absolutely right. Spend first for your family then your loved ones and lastly to yourself.
@missyann73 (1457)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Thats sounds great. Right now I am on personal leave from work to care for my terminally ill mother who has cancer, and it has been a financial roller coaster for us. I have begged and borrowed and almost stoled just to keep her in diapers. I am not able to save anything. Dont have it to save
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
1 Jan 07
aw..sorry to hear that.. let me know if i can help in some way.
@82idiots (595)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I work security and often spend tons of money on flashlights I have enough of! I'm a gadgety guy!
• United States
1 Jan 07
My weakness is clothing and my kids. So I spend my pocket money on clothing for me or toys for my kids. My husband is hard to buy for, so he usually buys for himself. I should save it and start a business that will bring me good money. Im just too weak and always go spending on more and more clothes. ugh! What a bad habit. Thanks for the lovely topic!
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
1 Jan 07
spoken like a true shop-o-holic :)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Ok. Ok. I know shop-a-holics have some flaws but we just need support. I'm here for you.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
2 Jan 07
hehe.. LOL.. me too girl..me too
1 Jan 07
I save for things i really want. Like the new camera i am buying tomorrow. The Canon 400D. :] I'm excited, i've saved for over a year. I'm also selling my old camera on eBay so i can put a little money back into my bank account. Other than that i buy clothes and CDs/DVDs. I don't usually spend a lot when i go out with my friends as we go down the pub and i don't drink much. I do go to the cinema a bit though which is quite expensive!
• United States
1 Jan 07
I save for things I want also. I am prepared to purchase a new car, a macbook (for my last year in undergrad and my grad schooling), a digital camera, and an ipod this year. I'm not that great @ saving money because I am a shop-a-holic. I love to shop, and since I have been working full time and going to school full time I shop alot online now. My new years resolution is to save more and work out more. I have set up a e-savings account to have money direct deposited into my savings that way it won't rest on me puttin it there. The working out thing is another subject.
• India
1 Jan 07
mobile, food, travelling, movies, shopping, gym, friends, gifts, parties , computer accessories, fun fun and lot s of fun...where else do u think money to spend?
• United States
1 Jan 07
You sound like a typical college student. I should know. That looks like my bank statement.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Jan 07
money - some of us have money to spend while others must watch every nickel and dime.
Since I am the second income I get to spend my money I make on other things. Although I have been known to buy a few groceries and put gas in my van. Also this past summer I spend a majority of my money fixing my van since it has gone too long for some things needing done. Also bought my hubby a van and then paid for a few repairs on it. He also fills my tank from his money, I just help. I maintain an Ebay store and paperback swapping site so I make sure I get to keep some of my money I earn. Also get myself something with each check, whatever I might be in the mood for at the moment. Our library is free so there is no cost for me there, unless I wish to print something. Also I have to put some money away for the property taxes we pay twice a year.
• United States
1 Jan 07
Sounds like you have a great relationship with your husband.
@goldjay (465)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have bills to pay and my children's education to think of.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I don't spend a lot of money. But when I want to buy something for myself, it is usually a book to read. Since I'm on the computer a lot, I tend to order books online.
• India
4 Jan 07
I mainly spent my money in college canteen, movies, roaming out, petrol, mobile bills and some of the other things which are necessary
@Manly001 (707)
• India
4 Jan 07
i used to spend in art articles
• India
2 Jan 07
i spend my money on playing fames wid friends v bet in pool n dn sum on my girlfriend...
• Ukraine
2 Jan 07
I use my money to take care of my personal needs,buy cloths,going out with friends,recharging my phone buy novels and books,but I am not spendthrift at all,I spend reasonablly
• India
2 Jan 07
Well I'm all of 16 and i don't really need to think about spending my money. Most of my money goes in travelling as i do not have my own vehicle. And most of it goes in the thing i truly love-- food!! Then there is pool and otha stuff i like spending on .. My parents take care of my other expenses like bills and stuff .. And i'm a spendthrift..i just can save my money!! lol
• India
2 Jan 07
even i am not, but i like travellig so when i have spare money i go to mountains or wildlife. i also like driving if i get time i go on long drive.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Well first the bills get paid because that is most important. I make spare cash on the side so I use that for going to the movies, Net Flix, and things like that.
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
i usually spend it on clothes, food, and accessories. that's about it.
• India
2 Jan 07
I get limited allowance , so I try to spend that in a way that i do nt have to make it a bad investnment , I mainly invest in my clothes , gadgets , on my GF , and on the movies
@lucsct (261)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Well, I'm a fulltime student and at an age where my parents are still providing for me (as far as needs go), so when I work, my money goes into things I want, like clothes, make up, and things like that. I'm not working right now though, so everything is provided by my parents. I'll get a job again when I go back to school.
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
2 Jan 07
Im spending in paying bills, and living from paycheck to pay check. Its a hard life but that's the price to pay when you have a family.