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Yes, I'm going to go where no one else dare to....(This is for those who whine about money)

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

It's that time again. Before I start, I have to say, there are exceptions to this...medical issues, cheating spouses, etc...

ONWARD...

Now is the time we hear bitching and moaning about not having money for Christmas. Really? How long have you know it falls on December 25th?

Suggestions for ways to save for Christmas...

1. Stop smoking

2. Instead of buying alcohol, save it.

3. Pack your lunch for work.

4. Water instead of soda.

5. Hang you clothes to save on laundry or electric.

6. Cut you Internet.

7. Cut cable/satellite tv.

8. Sell your jewelry.

9. Sell electronics.

10. bake sale & yard sale in the summer.

11. Get a job

12. Get a second job

13. Stop getting nails done

14. Stop tanning

15. Don't eat out

16. Don't go to the movies, bowling, etc.

17.  Sell Avon, Pamper Chef, Scensy, etc.

18. Use generic

19. Save your "extra pays". If you are paid weekly, their are 4 month you get paid 3 times. If paid biweekly, their are 2.

20. Shop sales and clearance.

21. Use tax refunds for the following Christmas.


The list goes on and on




Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 15, 2012 at 7:41 PM
Replies (31-40):
nataliesmom2012
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Not trying to be rude and I apologise ahead of time if it comes off that way because I'm totally with you on this but what exactly is "extra pay"? I don't know about you but my pay checks go to my bills. There is no such thing as "extra pays". At least, not in my house.

ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:10 PM

but whining is so much fun.

*whine whine whine*

or maybe that's wine. 

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:10 PM

 I already have money saved for christmas

LilyofPhilly
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM
My problem is that I do all those things, but other whit comes up. Oh well, tuck it; I'm joining the JW's till next spring!
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thetrollcat
by Meow on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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Crossing off the list here then  some details

Quoting Anonymous:

s for ways to save for Christmas...

1. Stop smoking - I like smoking nip its not that expensive geez

2. Instead of buying alcohol, save it. dont drink

3. Pack your lunch for work. I dont work & hubby comes home and eats

4. Water instead of soda. - we really dont drink soda

5. Hang you clothes to save on laundry or electric. Where am I gonna HANG THE CLOTHES????

6. Cut you Internet. - Oh hell no, and leave CM? Are you nuts?

7. Cut cable/satellite tv. - You would hve to kill the hubby first

8. Sell your jewelry. - Um what? Why would I do something stupid like that?

9. Sell electronics. - Why would I do something stupid like that too

10. bake sale & yard sale in the summer. - Newsflash, summer is over

11. Get a job - No Im in college full time and focusing on college and family

12. Get a second job - no one has time for a second job

13. Stop getting nails done - I chew them off, problem solved

14. Stop tanning - I leave my legs hairy it does give a tannish effect.

15. Don't eat out - Its too cold to eat outside.

16. Don't go to the movies, bowling, etc. - We are cheap and lazy we never do this anyhow

17.  Sell Avon, Pamper Chef, Scensy, etc. - It cost money to sell money LOL

18. Use generic - yuk

19. Save your "extra pays". If you are paid weekly, their are 4 month you get paid 3 times. If paid biweekly, their are 2. - We are commission

20. Shop sales and clearance. - now this I do :)

21. Use tax refunds for the following Christmas. what tax refund?


The list goes on and on





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LilyofPhilly
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM
*shit* damn autocorrect!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM


Quoting nataliesmom2012:

Not trying to be rude and I apologise ahead of time if it comes off that way because I'm totally with you on this but what exactly is "extra pay"? I don't know about you but my pay checks go to my bills. There is no such thing as "extra pays". At least, not in my house.

If you do a monthly budget, people who are paid weekly, base their budget on 4 pays. 4 times a year, their will be 5 pays in a month. If you are paid bi-weekly, this will happen 2 months a year, so 2 months there will be 3 pays. 

When I was a single parent I always saved this money for Christmas.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM
If only that always worked. I work with a lady that had savings and did plan ahead. Cancer took it all away and now she lives paycheck to paycheck.

I'm never struggled financially, but know that events can happen that are out of our control.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

THERE are _ paydays.... 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM
#17

Those cost to start up, so if you are already short on cash .....
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