February 13, 2009

SPENDING

You know that 1% retail gain in January? I think that was my husband and I. Since my husband is having two deployment years in a row, and since the stock market is in the toilet, there's no sense in hiding money in Roths or TSP. So we've been spending it like it's going out of style. My husband got a bunch of stuff that he needs for SERE and for the next deployment (He's an "operator" now, which apparently means he needs a bunch of stuff that the Army won't provide.) I decided to live in the now by doing two things I've wanted to do for a while: I bought an elliptical machine to make good on my promise to start exercising, and I bought a plane ticket to go visit CaliValleyGirl and finally meet her baby.

Spending is kinda fun; no wonder other people do it so often.

UPDATE:

I said to my husband, "Oh, I also should've put that we paid off our car." And he joked in a cartoonish announcer voice, "Freeing up capital for someone else!" Heh. We're doing what we can to help the ecominy.

Posted by: Sarah at 03:40 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 You and me both Sarah! I'm spending like there's no tomorrow. Big screen tv last week. Next week? Living room furniture. Then....it's on to the next room. Oh, and they ordered the company car and that arrives next week. I'm thinkin' that 1% gain came our two homes! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at February 14, 2009 06:28 AM (5c0T5)

2 I still haven't bought the pistol She told me I could get when I made Staff Sergeant... Hmmm... You're inspirational. Sig

Posted by: Sig at February 14, 2009 07:16 AM (fPHZv)

3 Good for you! The elliptical machine sounds neat & I'd much rather have one at the house than at the Y b/c I rarely go visit the one at the Y! Glad you're going visiting too! That's cool.

Posted by: Guard Wife at February 14, 2009 10:31 AM (i0ZCx)

4 That's basically what we said... there isn't a decent place to invest, so lets just spend it. Replaced the only appliance that didn't die during deployment (range), and a few other things

Posted by: Susan at February 14, 2009 03:05 PM (Y8ZGj)

5 Amen! Replace and stock up on stuff that doesn't depend on a paper dollar holding its worth, LOL - clothes, food, fixes, etc. Not a bad idea to save up some $ after that, either, though, just in case it's still worth something once Congress is done "helping"... Hubby asked me what we should spend our "stimulus money" on if we get any, and I answered him with one word: "Ammunition." No sense in having the government steal other people's money if you don't make good use of it...

Posted by: kannie at February 16, 2009 10:59 AM (iT8dn)

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