Putting you money where your mouth is! What do you spend the most on?

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    Mar 12, 2007 1:11 AM GMT
    I hate going shopping for starters, but I enjoy a nice home, I spend a bulk of my money in fixing the castle and mostly a sucker for luxury bedding. I also put the best food on the table in term of quality items and I save to travel. Also good grooming products are a must. Cloths are not a big deal and I never ever pay full price!

    What are you priorities?
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    Mar 12, 2007 1:35 AM GMT
    I spent the most paying off debt. Once that was done it went for investing, then housing, then car, then other stuff. Travel is a big one too. My partner and I plan several trips each year. I do spend money on personal care, but nothing too significant.
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    Mar 12, 2007 3:16 AM GMT
    Are you kidding? The biggest share of my income goes to taxes. The mortgage takes most of the rest.
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    Mar 12, 2007 5:27 PM GMT
    F O O D !

    yum
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    Mar 12, 2007 9:21 PM GMT
    Travel


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    Mar 12, 2007 10:12 PM GMT
    I know I'm super young still, but retirement takes up most of my income. No time like the present to save up!
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    Mar 12, 2007 10:47 PM GMT
    i'm pretty bad with money -- it's my secret shame. my boyfriend recently pulled me out of the diesel store when he realized i was contemplating $420 jeans. having said that, i spend most of my income on rent, then travel, then clothes. and food, not because of fancy restaurants, more because of the convenience of takeout and my aversion to cooking. it's expensive being me. luckily i make a decent living and i can afford to be somewhat frivilous. i'm trying to get better tho. i'm interested in a good book or plan for financial health, like a suze orman kinda thing. any recommendations?
    interesting thread.
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    Mar 12, 2007 11:15 PM GMT
    nice question,,,me ,i have a sport car,nice home , mmm crazy abt clothes, and i spend around 4 to 5 months traveling ,,good food is a must too....
  • Paradigm_Shif...

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    Mar 13, 2007 2:24 AM GMT
    Being a boke college kid I spend most of my money on rent, food, bills and of course drinking.. lol

    evilgem, Suze Orman is a great resource for financial advice. I watch she show fiathfully and I own her book, Money advice for the Young Fabulous and Broke. Lots of great practical advice.

    Great thread...
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    Mar 13, 2007 3:20 AM GMT
    wow. i'm pretty conservative when it comes to money, but does anyone remember the candy "sugar daddy"? yep. i could go for one of those right now (wink, wink).
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    Mar 16, 2007 2:54 AM GMT
    Mmm most of the money I save for goes to Traveling.Gays if your looking for good deals on designer threads check out ebay! You heard it hear first. The best way to budget is to always plan what your going to do exactly. You would be amazed on how much money you would save,when you know excatly what it is you want.
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    Apr 30, 2007 11:47 PM GMT
    food, public transport, dance classes, fabric shopping, magazines
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    May 01, 2007 12:57 AM GMT
    Condoms
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    May 01, 2007 2:38 AM GMT
    Mortgage is my biggest expense, but I think of it as more of an investment as well as contributing to my 401k. Next would be travel, I try to go out west two or three times a year for camping/hiking/skiing and to the south to see my family. I went to Australia in 2005. New Zealand is next on my list (although I had to cancel it two days before leaving last November, maybe I'll reschedule for this year). And, I'm still in shock at the amount of money I just paid for a mountain bike... but it is such a blast! So, I guess my answer would be that I either spend money to get outside or for things to do once I am outside.
  • hotversguy

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    May 01, 2007 3:31 AM GMT
    Taxis
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    May 30, 2007 3:17 AM GMT
    I won't lie, good portion of my money goes to fashion, but I never pay full price so my wardrobe is insanely expensive but I didn't spend that much on it. These days I find most of my money going to travelling and food *Shit that takes up a lot* Other than that I'm saving up to get my own place.
  • sfnicolas

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    May 30, 2007 3:41 AM GMT
    Camping equipment at REI! Can't wait for that big fat dividend every spring...
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    May 30, 2007 3:58 AM GMT
    Somebody marry Puma - he's got his head screwed on tight....

    Most of our income goes to mortgage and home upkeep. After that, food & utilities, autombiles (not fancy ones - an Escape and an Accord) and health insurance.

    Not a sexy list, I admit....
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 30, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    Tuiton.

    Taxes.

    Car.

    Coffee.

    In that order.

    =D
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    Jan 16, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    Due to some problems I once had the big part WAS going ot Debt collectors...thankfully I have gotten caught up/paid off all of those bills and now can start saveing again. Mostly now its normal bills of Car, Phone, Rent, Internet, Groceries, and the occasional splurge on books(yes I like to read)/cloths.
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    Jan 16, 2008 8:24 AM GMT
    My bills, my phone, my dance sessions, my car, etc are all being paid for by myself of course, but I love spending money on fashion & music. Music as I am an aspiring musician all singer, producer & dancer; with new and innovative software and technology coming out all the time- it can get a little pricey. Fashion because I just love looking good, lol. I mostly do it for myself and showing pride on how you present yourself is quite important to me.

    - Javier
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    Jan 16, 2008 9:47 AM GMT
    Accessories - Wallets, Pens, Watches, Bags, Belts.. oh and spend big on shoes.. ferragamo, prada, cole haan... and also on Sunglasses. Oh and I hate it when others carry fake accessories...I buy them not for the name but the ever lasting high quality...

    Spend a lot on Jeans and Outerwear as well.. most of my Jackets are over a $1000..
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 16, 2008 10:19 AM GMT
    Currently, as I live with my parents while preparing for housebuilding for my brother and myself, my "priorities" are:

    • taxes, including a government pension
    • food
    • books and magazines
    • electronic goods (PC, camera)
    • clothing (preferably on sale
    • entertainment goods

    Each year, I also put $3000 into saving up toward a house (which then becomes tax-free income).
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:42 AM GMT
    After my 401k gets its part of my paycheck... and then the IRS... I spend most of my income on my bills (rent, utilities). The rest goes mostly to my share of the food.

    When I have expendable income that isn't earmarked for any of that stuff, I'll spend the most on a good cologne (have to smell good), good shampoo/conditioner (I'm in the industry, the hair has to look good), and skin care (again, in the industry and have to look my best). Of course, if my cat needs to see the Vet, that takes priority... or if something in the house needs fixing, that takes priority... or if there's a special occasion coming up (the holidays, my BF's birthday, that kind of thing), then that takes priority. So really, it varies as far as expendable income goes...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 16, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    Hail to Native Dude!! I wondered if contributions to a tax favored, qualified retirement plan sponsored by an employer (or individual IRA) would make the cut.
    Glad to hear it.

    Beyond long term savings, my mortgage, bills....
    The important things... well, I have my trips to Dillards and other stores to check out the Polo section.
    There are the needs and then there is the discretionary spending....