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post #1 of 29
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I'm SICK of being a responsible adult! We just got the e-mail notifications about our bonus. All I want to do is run out to the mall, go to the most expensive shop, and buy shoes. I want pink ones that sparkle.

However, my wonderful husband said, "Sweetie, we need to set at least half of that aside in our savings, then take the other half and do the rest of our Christmas shopping. Remember, we aren't putting anything on our credit card this year, so we are going to have to do everything else in cash."


Why oh why do I have to listen to him? Why can't I get pink sparkle shoes that cost $1200.00!
post #2 of 29
Oh c'mon.....there's got to be $20 in there for pink sparkle shoes somewhere!
post #3 of 29
Maybe you can pretend to be buying the shoes as one of the Christmas presents?????

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Maybe you can pretend to be buying the shoes as one of the Christmas presents?????
Oh my!......
post #5 of 29
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Oh c'mon.....there's got to be $20 in there for pink sparkle shoes somewhere!


Heather were you serious on wanting to spend that much on shoes?
post #6 of 29
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Heather were you serious on wanting to spend that much on shoes?
Oh yes... I could spend that much on shoes in a heart beat. The thing is that I would never wear them. They'd just sit there and look nice.
post #7 of 29
Because you need a house, food and pay bills first - the left over money goes towards more "wants". The needs have to come first.

Pink sparkle shoes are NOT needs - they are only wants - you can live without them
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Because you need a house, food and pay bills first - the left over money goes towards more "wants". The needs have to come first.

Pink sparkle shoes are NOT needs - they are only wants - you can live without them
I know.... ::::grumble::::

Why do you have to sound exactly like my husband?


post #9 of 29
SHOES I LOVE SHOES!!!!!!!!!!
post #10 of 29
I'm a shoe lover who'se tired of being a responsible adult too! So I completely know where you're coming from in wanting your sparkly pink shoes. I'm lusting after several pairs of Betsey Johnson's right now. But, unfortunately your DH is right.... needs before wants. I know it sucks, but the reality of it is that we are adults and we have bills to pay
But, wouldn't it be nice, just once, to find the shoes you're wanting tucked under the Christmas tree?! (Especially if there was a new bag there too!) Well, at least we can dream.
post #11 of 29
You can get a picture of the pink sparkle shoes if you weren't planning on wearing them anyway!
post #12 of 29
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You can get a picture of the pink sparkle shoes if you weren't planning on wearing them anyway!
I did that with the Hello Kitty crystal necklace that I've always wanted. I think that ran about $3000.00.
post #13 of 29
lol... Your hubby is right.... and maybe payless has some under 50$ pink sparkle shoes
post #14 of 29
Why not wait until after christmas and buy yourself a pair of pink sparkly shoes that dont cost so much? Plus if you spend that much like you said, you'll be afraid to wear them because you dont want them to get messed up!
So get a cheaper pair. You might even want to search on Ebay for some knock offs of them!
Every girl needs something to indulge her self in on occasion! Just do it semi responsibly!
post #15 of 29
Just tell your hubby that you didn't get a bonus after all, but someone gave you some really pretty pink, sparkly shoes!.
post #16 of 29
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Just tell your hubby that you didn't get a bonus after all, but someone gave you some really pretty pink, sparkly shoes!.
Hey... you've got it. My bonus could have gotten "misrouted" to the shoe store.
post #17 of 29
You can still have your pink sparkly shoes and keep your budget

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post #18 of 29
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You can still have your pink sparkly shoes and keep your budget

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That was too funny. When I pulled up the glue link I made the Scooby Doo noise! It took me a second.
post #19 of 29
Because if you buy those shoes and have to put $1200 for gifts on the credit card, you could end up in this trap:

$1200 at 18% interest with $24 (2%) minimum monthly payments,
you will spend $1034 in interest (on $1200!), with 94 payments over 7.8 years.


http://www.consumercredit.com/CC-interestCalc.htm

Your husband sounds like a good guy.
post #20 of 29
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You can still have your pink sparkly shoes and keep your budget

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Too funny! That might be a fun project though!
post #21 of 29
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You can still have your pink sparkly shoes and keep your budget

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OMG! That's just hilarious!

I was gonna suggest the "wait till after Christmas" sales, too, but someone else beat me to it!

What about when you get your tax return??

I can relate to your wanting to spoil yourself a little. I wanted to buy a little something special for myself for Christmas, but it just ain't gonna happen! As it is, I had to sell one of my rings, just so I'd have the money to get Geronimo neutered.. But he's worth it!

It sucks being an adult sometimes, doesn't it?

Would a pink kitten suffice??

~KK~
post #22 of 29
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I'm SICK of being a responsible adult.
yea, that gets old sometimes


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go to the most expensive shop, and buy shoes. I want pink ones that sparkle.
Why can't I get pink sparkle shoes that cost $1200.00!
next question, is why would you wont those? sounds like a paris hilton thing, and someone how i cant see you wearing something like that
post #23 of 29
If I EVER spent $1200 on a pair of shoes, I would actually ask my husband to shoot me, because I would have lost my mind. But, I can understand the need to pamper yourself (I'm just not a shoe type of gal ). I agree check the after christmas sales, or use some of your tax return money. Your husband is being very responsible, and yes, it bites being a responsible adult (I HATE it!) but it's worth it.
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You can still have your pink sparkly shoes and keep your budget

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post #25 of 29
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Just tell your hubby that you didn't get a bonus after all, but someone gave you some really pretty pink, sparkly shoes!.
The husband of a friend of mine is very controlling when it comes to money. She worked and so did he...sometimes...but she didn't have the freedom to go and spend money, not even groceries. At one time he used to go with her to the store and write the cheque.

At first she was foolish enough to tell him when she got raises and bonuses because even then she didn't have freedom to spend any money without his approval.

I talked her into not telling him about her raises or bonuses so that she would have some spending money of her own that she didn't have to account to him for. She liked that idea. She even went and applied for a department store credit card and used my address to have the bill sent to. I was more than happy to help her And she used the money she never told him about to pay the bill

It was years before he let up on the purse strings. But she still never told him about her raises. It would look funny if she never ever got a raise, so once every couple years she would tell him that she got a 10 cent an hour raise. That kept him happy, hehe
post #26 of 29
I feel, if you worked hard for money, you can buy your shoes ( although pricey).
You live once, so live it.
or, get another credit that has 0 % APR, for 10 months, and pay it off then. yay!
post #27 of 29
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You can still have your pink sparkly shoes and keep your budget

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i know i just wrote, but, this is something my BF would tell me to do. LOL.
too funny
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Because if you buy those shoes and have to put $1200 for gifts on the credit card, you could end up in this trap:

$1200 at 18% interest with $24 (2%) minimum monthly payments,
you will spend $1034 in interest (on $1200!), with 94 payments over 7.8 years.


http://www.consumercredit.com/CC-interestCalc.htm

Your husband sounds like a good guy.
He really is. We just got out of credit card debt so I can understand why he wants us to save part of what we are getting. We want to put 20% down on a house when we go buy it, so the pink sparkle shoes have to be put on hold for a while.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post
OMG! That's just hilarious!

I was gonna suggest the "wait till after Christmas" sales, too, but someone else beat me to it!

What about when you get your tax return??

I can relate to your wanting to spoil yourself a little. I wanted to buy a little something special for myself for Christmas, but it just ain't gonna happen! As it is, I had to sell one of my rings, just so I'd have the money to get Geronimo neutered.. But he's worth it!

It sucks being an adult sometimes, doesn't it?

Would a pink kitten suffice??

~KK~
I'm using my Tax returns to pay off most of my car, so I can get that payment done and over with.


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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
The husband of a friend of mine is very controlling when it comes to money. She worked and so did he...sometimes...but she didn't have the freedom to go and spend money, not even groceries. At one time he used to go with her to the store and write the cheque.

At first she was foolish enough to tell him when she got raises and bonuses because even then she didn't have freedom to spend any money without his approval.

I talked her into not telling him about her raises or bonuses so that she would have some spending money of her own that she didn't have to account to him for. She liked that idea. She even went and applied for a department store credit card and used my address to have the bill sent to. I was more than happy to help her And she used the money she never told him about to pay the bill

It was years before he let up on the purse strings. But she still never told him about her raises. It would look funny if she never ever got a raise, so once every couple years she would tell him that she got a 10 cent an hour raise. That kept him happy, hehe
See that sucks, my DH isn't controlling about money he just makes sense when he talks about saving vs buying 1200 pink shoes with crystals on them. 1200 would pay for part of a class for graduate school for me.
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Originally Posted by Unicacat View Post
I feel, if you worked hard for money, you can buy your shoes ( although pricey).
You live once, so live it.
or, get another credit that has 0 % APR, for 10 months, and pay it off then. yay!
Nope! No more credit cards for us! We got rid of them, and refuse to use them anymore. If we can buy it in cash it's not something we need.
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