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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3700 on: February 16, 2017, 08:55:15 PM »
I'm always up for a doggie walk!  I was out for an hour, probably 6 kms.  $25 is for 45 mins but I didn't want to return him.  😄 
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« Reply #3701 on: February 17, 2017, 09:17:59 AM »
I got a bonus at work and was going to follow my typical rule of "save 75%, spend 25% as a reward". So I went and looked at my list of consumerist wants (which I've been keeping to reduce impulse purchases)…and then I realized I didn't want any thing as much as I wanted future compound interest.

So I'm saving it all! Part of me feels very boring for not having anything I really want, and not participating in "what are you buying with your bonus?" conversations. And this month I'll get to put almost 3x more into savings than I usually manage!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3702 on: February 17, 2017, 09:46:49 AM »
My wife got an unexpected bonus last year which MMM could live off of for a year. A lot of her colleagues asked if she's finally going to buy a real "doctor" car like a BMW or something. Considering she spends 30 minutes in it 4 days a week, that sounded like a poor investment. We just maxed out our 401ks and then invested the amount we avoided in taxes also.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3703 on: February 17, 2017, 10:50:43 AM »
My wife got an unexpected bonus last year which MMM could live off of for a year. A lot of her colleagues asked if she's finally going to buy a real "doctor" car like a BMW or something. Considering she spends 30 minutes in it 4 days a week, that sounded like a poor investment. We just maxed out our 401ks and then invested the amount we avoided in taxes also.

We have a doctor friend who recently finished his residency. Within a month or two: new McMansion, new BMW, new Mercedes SUV, new Harley, braces on kid's teeth, island vacation. His wife was pissed...she was quite happy in the old house and driving her old Honda.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3704 on: February 17, 2017, 10:54:52 AM »
Bf: Mint keeps complaining that I'm over budget...on student loans!

(I expect it was actually the little "you've spent $XXXX on The Thing last month, usually you spend $XX!" message...)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3705 on: February 17, 2017, 02:54:28 PM »
My investment brokerage has just released a fancy new app which let's you make investments authorised by fingerprint on your smartphone (which mine is compatible with).

I'll never get to use it though because I only buy index funds via a monthly direct debit!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3706 on: February 17, 2017, 03:14:32 PM »
Bf: Mint keeps complaining that I'm over budget...on student loans!

(I expect it was actually the little "you've spent $XXXX on The Thing last month, usually you spend $XX!" message...)

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lol we had the same problem paying down my wife's. Now I get a weekly email from mint showing my spending categories. About twice a month it just says "something must be wrong you didn't spend any money this week". I always get a chuckle out of that one.
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« Reply #3707 on: February 18, 2017, 09:37:55 AM »
So I'm saving it all! Part of me feels very boring for not having anything I really want, and not participating in "what are you buying with your bonus?" conversations. And this month I'll get to put almost 3x more into savings than I usually manage!
Join the conversation but telling them that you are buying your sweet freedom!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3708 on: February 18, 2017, 08:18:26 PM »
One of my kids was complaining about a stomach ache this morning. He improved and went on to have a great day. I still had to throw away his pizza leftovers at dinner instead of finishing them off. Throwing away pizza should be a crime.