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View Poll Results: How much do you spend monthly on indulging yourself?
$1,000 a month and up 2 4.65%
$500 a month + 7 16.28%
$300 to $499 a month 3 6.98%
$200 to $299 a month 4 9.30%
$100 to $199 a month 5 11.63%
Below $100 11 25.58%
Below $50??? 11 25.58%
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Old 06-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #21
 
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Definitely less than $50. One of the curlies here is horrified that I spend so little on myself and thinks my marriage is in the crapper because of it! However, she'll be pleased to know that this season I did purchase several new articles of clothing and some fake gems to accessorize... and I feel great... broke, but great!
Meh. Don't listen to anyone else. If you're happy, you're happy. Sure it'd be great to be loaded, but in my opinion, it's better to love and be loved, and to have a great relationship.
They say that with the right relationship you'd happily live in poverty even. But somehow I'm not convinced. I think having a bit of money to play with smoothes everything over
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:39 PM   #22
 
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I voted "below $100" though it's probably more like "below $50" usually..... with an expensive month now and then to bring the average up.

Mostly this involves buying clothes and hair products and makeup.... and I tend to get cheapies where those are concerned. I never go to the salon or get waxes or massages or manicures or anything like that. I rarely eat out, and when I do, the fanciest I generally get is, like, Max & Erma's. (Unless you count fast-food lunches I eat in my car on my break, and personally, I don't!)
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:57 PM   #23
 
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Below $50 here, but some months I splurge so it evens out.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:52 PM   #24
 
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On average around 200 give or take.

I just graduated from nursing school and I spent waaaay more than I should have a month on luxuries during school. Now I'm paying for it...credit card debt.

So I've officially put myself on a "spending freeze" until it's all paid off...no more tanning, no more waxing, no more expensive highlights and cuts, no more salon products, no more pedicures, no more shopping, no more eating out all the time. This stuff adds up!

It'll be fun to see how I do! I like to think of it as simplifying my life.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:22 AM   #25
 
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They say that with the right relationship you'd happily live in poverty even. But somehow I'm not convinced. I think having a bit of money to play with smoothes everything over
This is true. I don't know from a romantic perspective, but my last two years of high school my mom and I were dirt poor, and I was happier than I had been when our financial situation was quite different. You learn tricks to save money, and find ways to enjoy yourself.

The only danger to it is the lack of a safety net, and when you start being unable to afford the necessities. It's hard to be happy while you are hungry.
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Below $50. Such is the life of a graduate student
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #27
 
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I usually keep it around $50. We could afford to shop more, but I like having mulah in the bank!
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Less than a hundred bucks a month. Most months I'd say less than $50.

My husband spends more on himself.

I'm trying to find a new freakin' job though. Once that happens I'll spend more. I REALLY hate not having extra $. It gets me down sometimes.

but usually I count my blessings and realize that while I may not be able to afford weekly pedicures or new clothes every month, I am extremely blessed and rich in other ways.

(Off my soapbox now. Sorry. )
Amen!
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Old 07-01-2006, 10:17 PM   #29
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an average of $500. its usually on stupid stuff. and i always have an obsession. it used to be hair products. now its makeup. i just spent 200 at the mall today. i had planned to buy just ONE tube of lipstick
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