Thrifty Thursday

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Thrifty Thursday
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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 10:03am

1. What is one thing you will spend money on? One thing that you won't?

2. Retirement money-I was watching Suze Orman the other night (don't really care for her lol) and she does a segment of "How well am I doing" and there was a 38 year old woman, married with 3 kids and she gave her a low grade. She had about $100,000 in her retirement fund and she said at her age, that was too low. Is there a goal (no need to put $ amounts down as I know that is a very personal thing) you have by a certain age or goals you had by certain ages and do you think that amount is good or bad for that age?

3. Weekend plans?

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:55pm

Happiness comes from within, I believe happy people at 100 were happy in their 80s too.. I wish my grandmother lived longer actually b/c I would have loved to have spent more time with her, she lived her life to the fullest and died at 89 (or 90). 

 

 

 

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:55pm

Happiness comes from within, Happy people at 100 were happy in their 80s too.. I wish my grandmother lived longer actually b/c I would have loved to have spent more time with her, she lived her life to the fullest and died at 89 (or 90). 

I don't think you just get unhappy at a certain age (like 80) but I can see how others dying around you can affect you but there are tons of people who are 100 who are very happy dispite the things that have happened to them and around them. 
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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:53pm

1. What is one thing you will spend money on? One thing that you won't?

My upkeep: hair, nails, gym, etc.

I'm a bargain shopper, but I'm not against investing in something I'll wear for a long time...

2. Retirement money-I was watching Suze Orman the other night (don't really care for her lol) and she does a segment of "How well am I doing" and there was a 38 year old woman, married with 3 kids and she gave her a low grade. She had about $100,000 in her retirement fund and she said at her age, that was too low. Is there a goal (no need to put $ amounts down as I know that is a very personal thing) you have by a certain age or goals you had by certain ages and do you think that amount is good or bad for that age?

We have financial goals. We meet or exceed them. 100K for a 38 year old is abysmal. You need a minimum of 7 figures to retire...

3. Weekend plans?

Looking at rained out sporting events, ATM. Going to be enjoy a weekend indoors w/the fam...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:43pm
springfever2013 wrote:
20 years would not be enough as I wouldn't want to actually live to 100 and have no money lol</span></span></strong></span></p>

I dont' want to live to be 100.  I'd be happy with 80.  I've known more than a handful of folks that lived well into their 90s or past; I had an aunt that died at 105. They were miserable. Outlived all their family and loved ones.  I'd rather live a shorter, happier life, than a longer, lonlier one.

I totally get you and especially if you are not healthy BUT...I want to make sure I have enough money in case I live that long. 

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:31pm

springfever2013 wrote:
20 years would not be enough as I wouldn't want to actually live to 100 and have no money lol</span></span></strong></span></p>

I dont' want to live to be 100.  I'd be happy with 80.  I've known more than a handful of folks that lived well into their 90s or past; I had an aunt that died at 105. They were miserable. Outlived all their family and loved ones.  I'd rather live a shorter, happier life, than a longer, lonlier one.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:29pm
springfever2013 wrote:
Not to me but with my one child, I would never see that container again.

I do use ziplock bags, but I'm also a big fan of the reusable ziplock bowls.  They last quite a while, washing and reusing, but they are cheap enough that if one goes missing occasionally, it's not a big deal.

Oh, I use them at home and my ds would and has brought them home. My dd, I would go through them like water. lol. 

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:26pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Not to me but with my one child, I would never see that container again.

I do use ziplock bags, but I'm also a big fan of the reusable ziplock bowls.  They last quite a while, washing and reusing, but they are cheap enough that if one goes missing occasionally, it's not a big deal.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:59pm
jamblessedthree wrote:
DS wants me to buy him an online game for 9.99, He said it's rated "E" but it's some kind of war game. I'm on the fence about it but he may earn it b/c he's had a wonderful school year.

Minecraft?   If so, pretty harmless (other than addicting for the kids) ime.

I agree, my 9 1/2 year plays it.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:57pm
If my kid leaves anything lunch related at school s/he's going to leave the entire lunch bag not just a container, Lol.. It's happened too many times already.....

 

 

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:47pm
jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>  Costs for ziploc storage bags annoy me the most, I need them for my kids lunches </p>

What don't you use reusbale containers?

Not to me but with my one child, I would never see that container again. 

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