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    Default Upcoming Birthday $$$ - What to do?

    My birthday is coming soon, and my father usually give me cash, which I usually put on whichever bill is crying loudest at the time...this year however, the bills are caught up, and I am wondering what to do with the money...

    I could take it and add it to my snowball, but frankly, I don't want to...

    I want to treat myself to some fun...I am feeling kind of deprived lately, and this might be cure...

    I've literally never had the freedom to choose before...it has gone to bills out of necessity...so I ask you, FV-ers, what would you do if you were me?


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    your debt repayment plan is in place. how about a nice gift to yourself, something girly? something nice for the house? a nice outfit? a tiny trip?
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    Well, what is it that you *think about* when you daydream?

    Is it a lunch with the ladies? A facial? Mani & Pedi? A book by your favorite author? Visiting an art museum? Zoo?

    I know some people will pop in and say save, save, save... but I can understand the desire to treat yourself. Your bills are paid up.

    If you don't treat yourself every once in a while, what the hell are you doing with your life besides paying for it?

    LIVE a little!

    I don't know how much money you are getting, but whatever it is... make it in to a memory for you.

    Happy Birthday!

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    I'd buy whatever I've been wanting.

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    I would treat myself! You have earned it and a B Day gift should make you happy!

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    I have never and will never use gift money for bills or debt reduction.

    So I say--buy something for you!
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    I LOVE YOU ALL....I'm making a list of things to do with it...heheh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMcDowell View Post
    I have never and will never use gift money for bills or debt reduction.

    So I say--buy something for you!


    I think using gift money for bills is an insult to the giver -- but that's me.

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    Buy something just for you. You deserve it and it will make your Dad happy to see you happy.

    One time when I was in 5th or 6th grade my Grandpa had given me money for my birthday. And the school book order came out right after that. I got to spend my birthday money on books...I was in 7th Heaven!

    Now I'm 50 years old and I still remember getting all those books with my birthday money. What a great memory.

    Make a memory for yourself!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daughter of pearl View Post
    My birthday is coming soon, and my father usually give me cash, which I usually put on whichever bill is crying loudest at the time...this year however, the bills are caught up, and I am wondering what to do with the money...

    I could take it and add it to my snowball, but frankly, I don't want to...

    I want to treat myself to some fun...I am feeling kind of deprived lately, and this might be cure...

    I've literally never had the freedom to choose before...it has gone to bills out of necessity...so I ask you, FV-ers, what would you do if you were me?

    Oooh - you asked, hun...

    I'd put it on the snowball. 90% of it at the least, more depending on how much it was. I'd feel like I was robbing my future even more if I didn't.

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    I say treat yourself to a little something.

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