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Posted: 8/9/2002 8:51:00 PM EDT
I just figured it up that I spend approx (give or take $10) $65.00 on Diet Mountain Dew, and Diet Coke with Lemon per month. Now, if I gave that up (god forbid), I would have an extra $65.00 each month.. what could I do with it?????? I average about 5 to 8 cans of Diet Dew, or Diet Coke w/ lemon per day. Caffine no longer effects me (I kinda miss it, but I've been like this for a couple years now).
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 8:59:59 PM EDT
Heh, it sure as heck will affect you if you quit. $65/month adds up to the cost of one post-ban ar-15 or 2-3 post-ban AK's a year, or 400-750 rounds of pistol ammo a month. Not a bad haul. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 9:00:28 PM EDT
You should start weaning yourself off of soda to make 0 to 3 a day. Took me a couple of days (but I don't have [i]too[/i] much of an addicted personality) to do that. I love soda but I realized I was drinking way too much. Like a 2 liter bottle and 3 or 4 cans of the diet stuff a day... That and you should try the generic stuff and Walmart or whatever store (its tons cheaper). I drink maybe 1 or 2 (sometimes 3) a day now...although most days of the week I drink none. $65 a month huh? Well after I pay my tuition I'd probably use it to save for a new pistol...
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 9:01:03 PM EDT
I'm sure you'll find a use for it. Ammo springs to mind. Sponsor a member for a year?
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 9:46:02 PM EDT
First thing, you're paying too much for pop. If you drink 8 a day and there are 31 days in the month, you're paying approx. $6.30 for a case of 24, if you spend $65 a month. Only buy on sale and in quanity, if at all possible. As for what to do with extra cash should you quit, do what I do, [b]spend it like the world's going to end, tomorrow.[/b][:D]
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 9:48:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 9:50:12 PM EDT
I'd buys lot of ammo!
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:44:11 PM EDT
PPV porn?
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:48:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2002 10:57:24 PM EDT by mattja]
It would make a good trickle into an IRA like DoubleFeed said. When I was still a smoker, I figured out between smoking and going to Starbucks every day before work, I was spending $250 a month just to be normal. So I quit smoking (for different reasons) and now I drink my wife's coffee. Today I picked up my new CZ 75B from the dealer. To think of all the guns I could have bought with that $250 a month... Hell, it was even worse when I was in my 20's! No Starbucks in those days, but the bar tabs made up for it.
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 10:50:43 PM EDT
ComputerGuy, Well, since we're both in Orygun I think I have a solution for you. Send me the $65 each month. Then, two or three times a year you can trek on down to beautiful Brownsville, Orygun and go shoot with me at the local club. You'll thank me for it later. Oh, by-the-way, while you're here I'll buy the pop. NMSight
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 11:26:31 PM EDT
I gave up the Soda for about 6 months. Drank water and felt MUCH better--less tired in the mornings, etc. I took the money and put it into buying a new Gunsafe. AFARR
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 11:39:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Crookshanks: First thing, you're paying too much for pop. If you drink 8 a day and there are 31 days in the month, you're paying approx. $6.30 for a case of 24, if you spend $65 a month. Only buy on sale and in quanity, if at all possible. As for what to do with extra cash should you quit, do what I do, [b]spend it like the world's going to end, tomorrow.[/b][:D]
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I buy 12 packs. I get them onsale when ever possible... but the big $$$ ones are the 20 ouncers I get awhile at work. Only 1 a day, about 15 days of the month while at work (usally bring cans from home..)...
Link Posted: 8/9/2002 11:45:57 PM EDT
Id buy beer with the cash.. The lack of caffiene would make me cranky so id have to have the beer!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 3:46:25 AM EDT
Save $15.00 and take the rest and buy ammo!
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:14:25 AM EDT
So's caffine no longer affects you?....Computerguy,my friend,can I call you my friend?...you do not 'need' that caffinated sugar water,its bad for ya.[;)]Coffee breaks are to caffinate the worker bees to work harder for the "man" to increase production to make the "man" rich.[;)]I'd bet you stop drinking that stuff to excess=(5to8aday) and drink water(5to8aday) and few months youll change your blood cheminstry and lose a few lbs.over time.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 4:49:12 AM EDT
there's lots of good answers here A safe would be GREAT ammo, never can have too much IRA (fun for later) and if you positivly must blow it on somethin.. get a C&R license and you don't have to worry about what to spend your money on, as it spends itself (or so it seems) [:D]
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 6:08:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Roth IRA. Savings Bonds. You can thank me in 10 years. [:D]
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I second a Roth IRA. Hard to believe how fast it adds up.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 8:15:56 AM EDT
I haven't drunk a soda since September...and haven't really missed it at all. Only once in a while do I crave a really good root beer (like when a restaurant makes their own!), but have resisted the temptation. As for sodas, I heard a nurtitionist say that one can of soda has approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar each! Not to mention the calories. Just think what eliminating most of this from your diet would do to your health! Also, carbonated water affects your respiratory system by dis-allowing oxygen into the hemoglobin of your blood. If you cut it out, your respiratory and circulatory systems will improve. As for the money, put it in a Roth. Good idea.
Link Posted: 8/10/2002 9:00:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By operatorerror: Sponsor a member for a year?
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Not a bad idea.. So far, I've got dbrowne1, knockitoff, and sid as my sponsored members.. It's a good feeling... Giving is good.. -T.
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