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Rebate Check [Apr. 12th, 2008|10:51 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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For some time now, I've wanted a real camera for quite some time now, but I'm highly interested in obtaining a Mac Book by the end of the year (preferably with Blu-ray. You hear that Apple? Blu-ray.) I was planning on using the money to get the speakers and the stereo in my car replaced (the speakers are cracked and my stereo does not have a line-in, so there is much hate for using an FM transmitter for my Shuffle.) I've thought about purchasing an external Blu-ray drive for miniMax0r, but as she can't display 1080p I'm deciding against this.

What do you recommend putting the $600 tax rebate check towards?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-04-12 10:38 pm (UTC)
Savings.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-04-12 10:47 pm (UTC)
Why the emo avatar?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-04-13 05:04 pm (UTC)
Because I assumed you'd winge, which you did, emo style. Woe is you.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-04-12 10:48 pm (UTC)
Would I not be doing exactly the opposite of what the government wishes me to do by saving the money instead of spending it and inflating the economy?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-04-13 05:06 pm (UTC)
If you put the money into savings, then you'd draw interest. The bank in which you placed it would loan it out, at a higher rate, and they'd make money, and the person they loaned it to would be spending the money they borrowed. In essence, the money is being used no matter what you do with it.

Try to keep up, McFly.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2008-04-13 03:30 pm (UTC)
I agree.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2008-04-13 03:30 pm (UTC)
With saving the money.*
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-04-13 03:33 pm (UTC)
Hey man, I was just thinking about you and Stefani and other old friends that I don't see anymore. We should get together.

How's life for you guys and what have ya'll been up to lately?
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2008-04-13 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm awesome as always, as are Stefani and Madison. We've mainly been living life to its fullest, as we all should. You should come over, or come hang out somewhere, sometime.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-04-13 03:58 pm (UTC)
What are you doing today? I think I might go to Birmingham later today, but this morning would be great!
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2008-04-13 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm currently just piddling around the house with Madison while Stef is at work.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2008-04-13 03:57 pm (UTC)
i read your previous post mentioned bills/debt and whatnot. I'd use some of the money to pay down bills that incur interest. And truly, if the amount of interest that you would get from saving it is less that the interest you would be charged for your credit debt, I'd pay off the debt until, at the very least, that saving your money would actually gain you more money. Unless, of course, that you are actually saving it for something specific, like in case you get injured or have to go to the hospital or something. Emergency funds are fairly important. Anyways.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-04-13 04:18 pm (UTC)
I hear what you're saying and I've been thinking about using the rebate check for credit debt, but as you saw on my previous post, I'm currently making enough money that things are getting paid down. I figure that as I owed this year, I could consider the check a refund and do whatever with it. ehowton's thinking about throwing a party later this year, so I need some cash for that.

There are only three ways I'm going to get screwed at work: they fire me, I quit or I don't get the position and we have too many people in tech support to get any overtime. The last option is most likely, but at the rate they've been adding clients, we might even have a busy summer. I know last year there were a few days when you could come in and read a book all day or surf the 'net all day. It's hard to tell if we will have days like those this summer. I think we might be over-staffed for the summer, but by then I'm supposed to be doing something else then first-responder, even if I don't get the programming position. Only time will tell.
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