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20 / F / Australia
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Posted 11/16/14
$1,450 just about.

Come January, a house will be under my name so I'm glad that I have emergency money for rent/bills/groceries and such. I only have my mum to rely on in terms of financial aid, but unless it's something that is essential and I actually need for everyday life, I won't ask her for money and she won't give me money. I'm the type who was raised cooking, cleaning and what not with no incentive. Even now I cook 5 days a week and clean (including handwashing dishes, laundry, vacuuming, tiles etc), but I never get paid for anything I do unlike some kids who load a dishwasher and get like $20.
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I currently have a pension that has been building up for about 6 years now. Also about $7000 in savings.
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16 / F / Connecticut
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I have $150 of birthday money that accumulated over the years. Too bad no one gives money to me ask a gift anymore
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Fernator wrote:

Hahah yeah, when I read that that was an option given from my employer I went all "SHIT YEAH, SIGN ME UP FOR THAT!" xDD
The earlier the better, I wish they had an option to disable withdrawals from my savings account for a certain amount of time. Maybe I should resort to a direct deposit to my parent's savings account so I don't have to worry about my money going all up in flames because of my eating habits
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$700 that I will spend on Black Friday.
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AiYumega wrote:

Number one rule of street life is never get high off your own supply. But number two is never say how much money you have.

I ain't gon' break no street code yo.

*Puts on 2Pac*


hahahaha!!! Totally agree. hence why I don't give specific numbers except what's already left.



IShouldBeStudying wrote:

I have alot saved up. Most of it is aggression, 0 of it is money :\

pretty soon I'll be too po to afford the other O and the R


Love it.


FlyinDumpling wrote:
I heard the US was one of the worst countries when it comes to savings....I also think it has something to do with the capitalism's spending mentality. I guess for people to actually save something it's equivalent to hustling, big time.


It is.... partially. A lot of people spend way too much. Even I live rather frugally, but spend a fair amount that I could cut but would affect my sanity. A lot of it is invested into creating things for others or projects. (donating time and goods I make to people, and local groups that support me and bring me business, probably invested a few grand into doing things form my local community garden over the past three years, including buying and raising plants for sales (leftovers go to local parks), soil for improved areas, some tools, hanging baskets, etc..) It's a project and it gives back. Other things include craft supplies, and ingredients for various cooking/baking/canning projects... The projects get rid of some of the pent up ideas and schemes in my head...A little bit of money hemorrhages out in the form of small purchase to benefit the places I work, (a lightbulb here or there, etc.)

I bust my ass, but a lot of it is about trying to also make things better for the people around me at the same time (without just throwing money at a situation), and trying to learn and grow.

If I could get my savings up to mid-2012 status again, (thankfully I also paid off what I was cosigned on my sister's student loans for early) and kill the debt on the CC bill (which is about half what it was at its highest). I'd probably consider relocating after that, and, to be honest, I feel like there's signs of an improving economy. Probably another two years and things will be humming along again.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:


Fernator wrote:

Hahah yeah, when I read that that was an option given from my employer I went all "SHIT YEAH, SIGN ME UP FOR THAT!" xDD
The earlier the better, I wish they had an option to disable withdrawals from my savings account for a certain amount of time. Maybe I should resort to a direct deposit to my parent's savings account so I don't have to worry about my money going all up in flames because of my eating habits


Hahah I totally understand what you are talking about, just bought groceries today and my wallet felt the pain X_X
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Well, I just used up my last of my money from my previous job. So all I have are college funds left. And I don't even use any of it for college since I don't buy their books. In total about $2.6k around~. About have of that is in my savings.
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Posted 11/16/14
savings, lol.
implies you make more than you need to live. must be nice.
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pretty sure if i get to see my 30's i'd have saved quiet a bit.
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My bank account tells me that I am flat broke. But my loans tell me I am $30,000 in debt. All I have to do is graduate so I can start making money. Sitting on my ass all the damn time is driving me insane. I'd rather be busting my ass instead of putting up with this boring crap.
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BlueHaro103 wrote:
Is it bad that I've been using the same alarm clock for the past 18 years?


no...
wish my things can last that long, everything I touch dies within 2-5 years.
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Posted 11/16/14
Current balance of $17, 542 dollars and 45 cents.
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About $7,750.

If I actually get my own life and move out of my grandparent's house, that will drain fast lol. I only make about $1,200 per month, and that's full time. No way to live on that kind of wage, at least around here. But I just use the excuse "my grandparents need help with stuff and need someone to watch their house while they're gone during the winters."

Someday...
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nemoskull wrote:

savings, lol.
implies you make more than you need to live. must be nice.
Move out of your nice apartment, watch pirated anime, and eat stir fry made with the cheapest greens. Start hustling.
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