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Posted: 12/2/2002 12:39:01 PM EDT
I know alot of the tinfoil hat guys won't want to say anything, but I saw the other guy posting that he "found" $6k in his, so obviously some of us are crazy enough to post this kind of thing. I currently have about 5 weeks pay (before taxes and my recent raise) in my acount. This seems like alot to me, and I would like to do something more productive with this money. My financial paranoia keeps telling me that if the AC breaks, it'll cost me $3k to replace, and I better be able to get that money from somewhere. Those of you that keep balances near 0 (on purpose, lol), what would you do in a situation like that?
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 12:45:02 PM EDT
As little as possible......I do cash except to pay bills!!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 12:48:33 PM EDT
I put the check in and before the next one comes its gone.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 12:50:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 12:58:04 PM EDT
[tinfoil] I don't have a checking account. I pay for everything with coins, that way the government can't track my purchases. It's tough to get my boss to pay me in quarters, though....[rolleyes] [/tinfoil]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:18:10 PM EDT
[Dr. Evil] One Million Dollars.. [/Dr. Evil]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:24:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
Originally Posted By SPECTRE: I put the check in and before the next one comes its gone.
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That pretty much sums it up.
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If I have 300 when the next check comes in.. I feel like im on top of the world. [;)]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:50:07 PM EDT
Anything more than I need to pay bills usually gets put into a savings account, so at least it can draw interest. Most times though, there isn't much after bills. And when there is, there is usually some "must have" toy waiting for it...
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:54:23 PM EDT
Don't leave things where other people can see it.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:57:13 PM EDT
About $12
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:59:29 PM EDT
What is a checking account?
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 2:02:43 PM EDT
[in Dr. Evil voice] ONE HUNDRED BILLION MILLION DOLLARS !!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 2:06:00 PM EDT
i don't think five weeks is too much. if you had to leave your job tomorrow..for whatever reason...youd likely only have a month or two before that ran out. depending on your fixed expenses of course. my goal is 4 months salary (after taxes) available for immediate access. i'm not quite there yet, but have thought a lot about it and believe the idea is sound. i'm single with no dependants. i do think about the shtf thing and would like to have the cash on hand for auto emergency, urgent relocation, shtf, or maybe even a can't miss investment.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 2:30:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2002 2:32:07 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
If by "money" you mean Federal Reserve Notes, I don't use those. I use either gold & silver coins or I barter. And I keep all my REAL coinage in mayonnaise jars in my refrigerator. Don't be fooled! Banks are just food-pellet dispensors operated by the Federal Reserve, a subsidiary of the World Bank which is run by a secret multinational network consisting of the Illuminati, The Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Freemasons, Skull and Bones Society, and the Bildebergs. [i]Shhhh... they're listening[/i]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 2:35:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: Don't leave things where other people can see it.
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my thoughts exactly
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 3:08:08 PM EDT
WOO... ahem, gentlemen.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 3:12:23 PM EDT
I'm happy to have black ink...
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 3:16:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 3:17:25 PM EDT
Probably an average of 4-6k. I'd like to 'FIND' 6k more in mine too. I didn't read that post. I should be siphening some off and investing in the stock market but alas I have been siphening it off for NFA weapons and ammo. tisk tisk tisk. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 3:27:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader: Well that depends. The day of payday, I have my salary in there less what was overdrawn from the previous payday. Then a few days after payday, I am overdrawn anywhere from $400-600. If you guys think I'm kidding. Look at all my previous post since I came to TX. Then maybe you'll get an idea.
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Can I borrow $20?
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 4:57:38 PM EDT
not nearly enough!
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 5:00:57 PM EDT
Three or four dollars once all checks clear.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 5:02:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 7: Probably an average of 4-6k. I'd like to 'FIND' 6k more in mine too. I didn't read that post. I should be siphening some off and investing in the stock market but alas I have been siphening it off for NFA weapons and ammo. tisk tisk tisk. [:D]
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Probably a better investment financially and in the name of life, liberty and happiness.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 5:07:31 PM EDT
I try to keep about $1100 - call it self imposed overdraft protection.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 5:12:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SPECTRE: I put the check in and before the next one comes its gone.
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Ditto Credit cards are for emergencies. Like I tell my wife - "I can't kill a motherf*cker with a dollar bill - I need ammo, baby!!!". [X]
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