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March 6th, 2012, 07:14 AM
TheOnlyPink's Avatar .... In a house of blue!
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What does five dollars/pounds/euro etc mean to you? If i took 5 dollars from your weekly wage, would that be a big hardship for your family, or would you even notice?

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I was thinking today that before i had kids, I would spend 5 euro without even thinking. A coffee on the way to work, a taxi a short journey, a pack of cigarettes, one drink. I wouldnt think twice about it, to me it was such a small amount.

Now i am a sahm, 5 euro to me is a big deal and i would stop and think about it before i spent it. to me, 5 euro is a packet of nappies, its jakes pocket money, its how much a midweek dinner costs me to make.

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March 6th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Currently $5 is no big deal to me. But I remember a time were $5 meant the difference between food or no food. I try to keep those times in mind so that I am not wasteful.
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March 6th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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$5 is not a huge deal to me, around here $5 doesn't have much buying power. I could buy a coffee and a newspaper I guess, but it certainly wouldn't buy a pack of cigarettes (not that I smoke). It wouldn't even buy a jug of milk.

I need to start taking it more seriously thought. We live on a budget but always tend to go over and not really worry too much about it. But just because financially things are good now, does not mean it will always be.

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March 6th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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I feel the same as you, Robyn. Before Leah was born, I thought nothing of spending $5 on Starbucks, a quick lunch, some small item from a store, etc. Now, I find it much harder to part with $5 on something frivolous.
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March 6th, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I wouldn't notice if you took $5 from our weekly money. That said, I still spend it different than I did pre-kids. I still get the occasional coffee out, etc. But I'm more likely to spend it on Alexis (a small toy, a pack of undies, a few pairs of socks, a happy meal, etc). I just like to spend more on her now.
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March 6th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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a gallon of gas?? LOL thats about all it is here
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March 6th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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I don't notice a $5 swing in our budget, but if you gave me $5 I could find quite a few things to spend it on!
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March 6th, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Right now with all the Doctor bills and medications we have been having to buy it would really suck!!
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March 6th, 2012, 05:06 PM
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$5.00 weekly wouldn't really hurt us too much and we are living week by week. Granted that could buy a Mocha Frappe from McDonalds (yum), or our daughter a toy to play with from Family Dollar...but it wouldn't be missed much. Once gas hits 5.00 a gallon here, yeah it would be missed since my car sucks with gas mileage
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March 6th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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$5 is no big deal to me right now. In the last few years, it has tho. I definately spend differently than before I had kids, but DH and I deserve something for us every now and then.
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March 10th, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Before I had Drake $5 was no big deal, and its not a big deal now (only because $5 cant buy you like anything now a days) but $5 could be put towards something. Thats how I look at it. If I am not spending my money on Drake I feel guilt for some reason, so all my money goes to him anyway.
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March 10th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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It would make a difference to me right now. That's $20 a month. That's half of my car insurance. Money is very tight, so it is a big deal for me - but when I was still in high school it wasn't a big deal.

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March 10th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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To be honest it's no big deal to me. I tend to buy things impulsively and often spend that amount on something I want but don't need.
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March 12th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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It wouldn't make a big difference in our budget.
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