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Old 01-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Im not referring to savings accounts,401k, or retirement. Just cash to get something you want.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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I can't say because my wife checks in here sometimes
But, if there's something that I really want, I've always managed to make it happen.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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4800 ratholed over a years time for a NM landowner elk tag...that was the year i quit dipping, smoking, and drinking.......and it felt mighty good to sit in elk camp and enjoy some tobacco and beer finally. im no quitter
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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What are we talking about here?

7 wataburger
25 Copenhagen roll
99 truck fuel
few hundred auto parts/repair/accys
1k annual Co. DIY Elk hunt
5k four wheeler
20k truck
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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4800 ratholed over a years time for a NM landowner elk tag...that was the year i quit dipping, smoking, and drinking.......and it felt mighty good to sit in elk camp and enjoy some tobacco and beer finally. im no quitter
That hilarious. I cant save because I always spend.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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$700 for my Beretta 92A1
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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enough to buy what i needed but not anybody elses business
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #8
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Working on my second million.............. I gave up on the first million.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
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I can't say because my wife checks in here sometimes
But, if there's something that I really want, I've always managed to make it happen.
exactly my answer
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #10
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Working on my second million.............. I gave up on the first million.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #11
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Took 7 months to cubby hole enough for a Big Green Egg....
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:19 PM   #12
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I try to save every month regardless if I want/need anything...that way I dont have to save when something I want comes up
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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I cant save any money, I always end up blowing it on deer leases, bows, arrows, four wheelers ect. but if you have save some I could use a small low intrest loan for a new jeep
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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I have $4.00 right now.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:45 PM   #15
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Its tough raising a family. Always something needed more important and cash gets spent. These last two years its been impossible. This economy makes it hard!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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Dave Ramsey would say whatever you are spending it on pay in cash.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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I digress.....
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #18
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enough to buy what i needed but not anybody elses business
Your post added alot to this thread.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #19
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I saved up $54 once but needed gas in my truck.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:02 PM   #20
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I have 5 months of income saved at all times as emergency fund and the rest goes to investments and lowering my debt. Lately, haven't invested because I can make more money by reducing my debt load
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #21
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Enough to where if I lose my job I can keep on for a long time without losing sleep
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #22
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I and wife put back money to buy our house in Trenton. No vacations or extra stuff. No lease or new cars. It took us 3 years to rathole up 33,000 to put down on 20 acres and house. It was hard to do but way worth it!
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #23
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Lucky!
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #24
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Enough to where if I lose my job I can keep on for a long time without losing sleep
Not there yet but gettin close.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #25
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Your post added alot to this thread.
so did yours. i try and pay cash for everything. house truck jeep mustang 3 kids college funds etc. this is not anybodys business but mine and my wifes.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #26
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so did yours. i try and pay cash for everything. house truck jeep mustang 3 kids college funds etc. this is not anybodys business but mine and my wifes.
This thread is about saving money. Never asked YOU to post your business. Not many folks on here can afford the lifestyle you live.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #27
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I and wife put back money to buy our house in Trenton. No vacations or extra stuff. No lease or new cars. It took us 3 years to rathole up 33,000 to put down on 20 acres and house. It was hard to do but way worth it!
I know that took took many sacrafices, but was well worth it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #28
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I saved up 1200 to get my first bow and accessories
I save up 2K a year for hunts
Right now I have 7400 in a CD to buy a truck in april

I am 17 and work as a deckhand
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #29
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I normally stash all my hunting expenses but my lease itself.

Wife would probably kill me if she knew what I really spent. LOL


I'm really not sure why some members can't just turn to the other cheek when they see a thread they don't like.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #30
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I saved up 1200 to get my first bow and accessories
I save up 2K a year for hunts
Right now I have 7400 in a CD to buy a truck in april

I am 17 and work as a deckhand


Very impressive for 17 my friend!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #31
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I am in the middle of the road right now... Making considerably more than my monthly expenses and deciding whether to keep piling up cash or pay off house and truck...
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #32
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Very impressive for 17 my friend!!!
+1 Keep up the good work.


Have saved quite a bit from time to time.
Have a trading account I throw it in when economy is bad and watch it grow a lot very quickly. Now days I always keep at least 10k ready for those times which lately seem to occur every 4 or so years. Is an easy way to pay for a pool, land or new car and keep your initial investment for the next go around.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #33
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Enough that my wife doesn't blink when it comes to anything hunting or fishing related
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #34
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I am in the middle of the road right now... Making considerably more than my monthly expenses and deciding whether to keep piling up cash or pay off house and truck...
Pay em off bud!
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:19 AM   #35
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I saved up 1200 to get my first bow and accessories
I save up 2K a year for hunts
Right now I have 7400 in a CD to buy a truck in april

I am 17 and work as a deckhand
Deckhand on what?
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:25 AM   #36
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I am in the middle of the road right now... Making considerably more than my monthly expenses and deciding whether to keep piling up cash or pay off house and truck...
Once you have 6 months to a year of living expenses set aside, pay off all that other stuff. We put our nose to the grindstone the last couple of years and got the vehicles done about a year ago and the house paid off in November. It's a great feeling.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #37
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Getting debt free before trying to save again. Seems every time I get some $$ stashed, a large bill surfaces - medical, dental, car repairs. However, I need for nothing. God is good - all the time.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #38
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Credit cards replaced my toy fund long ago. I just pay it off every month or two depending on the amount. If it's something truly expensive I have a way of talking myself out of it. Vehicles and property excluded.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #39
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Deckhand on what?
Probably a Towboat or harbor tug. I'm a port engineer for a Towboat operation and working as a deckhand makes great $$$ for a younger man. You just sacrifice a lot of time away from home.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:18 AM   #40
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I am in the middle of the road right now... Making considerably more than my monthly expenses and deciding whether to keep piling up cash or pay off house and truck...
Pay off your debt and then save some more...
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #41
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Never enough!
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #42
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Probably a Towboat or harbor tug. I'm a port engineer for a Towboat operation and working as a deckhand makes great $$$ for a younger man. You just sacrifice a lot of time away from home.
Figured that much. I work for Higman as a tankerman/steersman now. Who do you work for?
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:17 AM   #43
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so did yours. i try and pay cash for everything. house truck jeep mustang 3 kids college funds etc. this is not anybodys business but mine and my wifes.
then why say anything? just asking
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #44
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I saved up 7k to buy my artic cat and paid cash. Saved up for a lot of other things but that was one that I remember most. finally reaching the point I could go pick one out!! It's a good feeling once you reach the goal your after!!! And not have to make payments!!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:00 AM   #45
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Just signed the contract on a 30X40 shop with concrete slab. It's $22,500, and we're paying cash. We've wanted it since we bought our house in 1998, and before Dave Ramsey, couldn't possible see paying for it without borrowing money to do it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #46
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so did yours. i try and pay cash for everything. house truck jeep mustang 3 kids college funds etc. this is not anybodys business but mine and my wifes.
So why even comment on a thread if you don't want to share??? Keep it moving.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #47
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Right now I am tryin to rebuild my savings however I'm still at 1.68$

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Old 01-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #48
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7,800$$$ I was single, went on a storm restoration trip after a hurrican to restore power. 228 hours of double time. payed all my bills for the rest of the month and used the cash for my bay boat.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:28 PM   #49
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Once you have 6 months to a year of living expenses set aside, pay off all that other stuff. We put our nose to the grindstone the last couple of years and got the vehicles done about a year ago and the house paid off in November. It's a great feeling.
6 months used to be what I aimed for in emergency cash but currently 46% of people who are out of work in this economy have been without a job for more than 6 months. In this job market I'm building up more cash
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #50
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The most cash I ever saved was $6k. Bought a skeeter bass boat. Had alot of good times in it. In the long run it turned into a money trap. My new goal is 10k. With my plan I can do it in 18 months without making to many sacrafices. Without a plan and determanation you will never save money.
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