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    I get 3 weeks vacation time starting next year. And my boss suggested that I go to europe with that time. I told him I was saving up for a vacation but didnt have enough to go to europe and he told me just charge it. WTH! I would be paying it off for a good year if I did that.

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    ARGH!! That would ANNOY me to no end!! Roll your eyes at him, call him a turkey (if you can get away with it ) and have a 'staycation'...or put it off for a bit longer...

    Good job saving for your vacation!! Keep your eyes on your goal!

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    I think you'd get that reply from more people than you wouldn't. It's just the way things are, unfortunately.

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    I think he qualifies to manage General Motors

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    "Thanks for the suggestion, but we try never to borrow money these days. Economic times are just too uncertain."

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    I probably would have said "sure, give me your credit card."

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    If you decide eventually you want to go, do it like I did:

    1) Compare flights using kayak/sidestep/statravel.

    2) Buy a Eurail pass. This will save you an unbeliveable amount of money.

    3) Stay at hostels only.

    4) Avoid resturants and shop at the grocery stores.

    5) Buy a recent as possible travel guide and look for anything to do that costs nothing or very little in admission.

    I did the first two weeks for about $1500, including the flight (I was over for 7 weeks the first time in 2003, but spent some of my time free with friends/an exchange program. The first two weeks I was completely on my own). Honestly, the most expensive thing was just the ticket over there.
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    Yep, there was a supervisor where I use to work. He's always say you guys make enough, you can afford to go out to dinner, or take this trip, or buy a new car, etc. Drove me nuts, he has no idea what my finances were like or anyone else's. But, I'd see people go, yeah, we can afford ____ and they really couldn't. Then, the stress was on for them. Crazy!!

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    I know! It's really crazy the way most of society thinks. Buy now, pay later. Makes no sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltin' Mama View Post
    I know! It's really crazy the way most of society thinks. Buy now, pay later. Makes no sense!
    I'd say that attitude is getting some serious checking right now. :p Later is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    "Thanks for the suggestion, but we try never to borrow money these days. Economic times are just too uncertain."
    I like this response!

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