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Which of these best describes you?
I am very over cautious when it comes to parting ways with my money. 47%  47%  [ 28 ]
I am no different from what you would reasonably expect. 18%  18%  [ 11 ]
I just part ways with my wealth with no concern. 35%  35%  [ 21 ]
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26 Mar 2009, 9:53 am

I am just wondering how others out there spend their money, not necessarily cash. Are you a spendaholic or are you more miserly than most? Do you think twice before commiting to buying something or do you just buy things without thinking of the consequences?



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26 Mar 2009, 9:56 am

I make out a careful, thorough budget every month and intend to stick with it, but then I seem to just buy things with no concern. I'm continually working on this. Following my budget is tough!


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26 Mar 2009, 12:43 pm

Hnmm, over 100 views only 1 reply. I guess people rather keep this info to themselves. :silent:



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26 Mar 2009, 12:44 pm

How do I spend my money?

Very carefully.


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26 Mar 2009, 12:49 pm

I can be miserly when it comes to household expenses, especially if there's something else that I want badly. Like adding to my house-cluttering collections of books, pipes, music, comics, Batman and Superman memorabilia and now exotic tattooing equipment. I see people on television bragging about how they can eat on a dollar a day and think: 'If I didn't do that, I wouldn't have any money for new toys.'



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26 Mar 2009, 12:51 pm

I much prefer to save my money so I think before I buy or spend. Although I will spend it. :twisted:



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26 Mar 2009, 12:55 pm

I think I'm slightly miserly. It can take ages before I can decide to buy something or not. I find it very difficult to spend money on things that you in fact don't need. And it can take also months before I can make my mind up that I do need new shoes, jeans, etc. But then again, spending money on books or television series on DVD (kind of special intrest of mine) I must sometimes say to myself that enough is enough :lol:



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26 Mar 2009, 12:58 pm

Lets put it this way: I had £350 in my back account once, then later it was replaced by a mobile phone :P

All my money goes into my gadgets, computers, games, etc.



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26 Mar 2009, 1:17 pm

Depends on how much cash I have.

I have both been fairly rich and fairly poor in my life so far.

If it's a lot I happen to spent over a 100 Euro on stuff spontaneously. Don't know how that happens, but woah, I want that and this and that too...

If it don't have a lot I feel I can't part with 2 Euro to please my grumbling stomach when accompanying friends on as shopping spree.


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26 Mar 2009, 1:56 pm

I spend money carefully, for the following reasons:

1. I don't earn much money
2. I find it cluttering and overwhelming to buy more than I need.
3. I don't need much to keep me happy.

So I buy basics. My money goes on food and bills, and the occasional planned bigger purchase, like an iPod. I could earn more money and then afford more, but I prefer to work fewer hours. Time to myself is far more precious to me than money.



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26 Mar 2009, 2:00 pm

I'm too young to fully understand money, I just spend it on what I want.


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26 Mar 2009, 3:21 pm

SpongeBobRocksMao wrote:
I'm too young to fully understand money, I just spend it on what I want.
I have too much allowance/birthday/christman/random jobs money to spend. I don't try and save.



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26 Mar 2009, 3:31 pm

Many of us look on money as just being 'fuel'. Think of it as stoking a steam boiler. It meas nothing in itself as it is just a means to some other more important objective.


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26 Mar 2009, 3:50 pm

I spend it all on DVDs books and food. the joy of living with a parent is that you don't have to pay ALL the bills, even if you do put money towards it. I'm not sure with my irresponsibility how I would survive on my own, even on benefits.



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26 Mar 2009, 4:11 pm

SpongeBobRocksMao wrote:
I'm too young to fully understand money, I just spend it on what I want.


Ditto, although I am careful about what I want. I prefer to use it on what I need -- the basics like food, electricity/gas/water, toiletries, specific furniture, and I chose carefully when buying my top-of-the-line Macintosh laptop, but when I sincerely feel that I have "extra" money to spend, I go about buying video games, services, and things like jewelry or certain hair products.

To be completely honest, I'm ALL about convenience and minimizing responsibility. Just last year, I bought glasses for myself because I figured they would be less costly for maintenance, and less time efficient and less work than with glasses. I also take advantage of almost anything free. I work hard for things I want.

My money is important to me, and so is the economy. I am very careful about spending. I reject donations. I'm probably too selfish for the norm, but money is personal! How many lenders are there out here? Do you trust others with your money?