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Old 11-23-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Saving money is not the same as not spending.
If your savings account has not grown, you have not saved.

In other words, if I bought a cart full of stuff and spent 450-475$, I have not saved anything.
If I put my 450$ in the piggy bank, I have saved.

Sigh, I'd explain but why bother?
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I would probably buy Christmas presents. And some food for my sister and myself. I would decide in advance how much I was going to spend. And just keep the rest of the money.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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If you would be buying items that you would be buying anyway, then I think it would be worth it to spend the money at this time and get the discount. If you can use your advantage to help someone else like your sister, then I'd think it was money well spent.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Found out I'll be working T-day. No problem. I also found out I'll get 25% off entire cart purchase.

Now:

1. I live in a van (Past 3 years, love it)
2. Bought all my clothing already and appliances already. (Damn it, that was $165 for heater/stove/pots/pans)
3. Food is included with discount.
4. Have older sister who could use a stock up.
5. no liquor, gas, guns or gift cards.

Plan on $600-$700 spend. (That's $450-$475 after)

What would you do?
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Saving money is not the same as not spending.
If your savings account has not grown, you have not saved.

In other words, if I bought a cart full of stuff and spent 450-475$, I have not saved anything.
If I put my 450$ in the piggy bank, I have saved.


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Sigh, I'd explain but why bother?
I dunno. Maybe because you asked for advice.....
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