What to Buy - page 2

Well Im graduating in May 2007... And I have a long list of what to buy... Since this is my First real Job... And considering my job now as a waiter only brings in about 100 bucks a week... I... Read More

  1. by   llg
    I forgot to write that all during my last round of graduate school, I would go window shopping at a local upscale mall. My plan was to buy a nice Coach leather brief case as a graduation present.

    Well ... I graduated 10 years ago and still have not gotten myself that briefcase. I bought a cheaper one and don't regret it. Instead of the briefcase, I have invested in a nice condo (that has tripled in price over the last 8 years) and invested in my retirement portfolio (which has gone from $32,000 to $300,000). Put that together with a little money I inherited when my parents died, and I can reasonably expect to semi-retire in another few years.

    I have lived just fine without the fancy briefcase.

    llg
  2. by   slou!
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Excellent advice from llg. I personally choose to take on debt only for a home or education. Nothing else.

    When I graduate I plan on indulging in two things. A Dyson vacuum cleaner, and a Cooper Mini car. By the time I graduate there should be plenty of used Cooper Minis that I could pay cash for. I'm so smitten with the Mini that when I see one my heart beats faster. A friend said I started "speaking British" when I sighted one the other day, LOL. I am so weird.

    http://www.autoinsidernews.com/wp-co...-cooper-sm.jpg
    Oh my gosh you and my sister! She is OBSESSED with this car! I hate driving with her because whenever we pass one she is swerving across lanes just to look at it. She has a shirt that says "cute, but mini!" with the logo!

    My dream would be able to afford to buy a Nissan 350Z when I graduate, but I don't think that would be possible I can dream though right? I will be lucky if I can afford to buy ANY car after I graduate with all these student loans!

    And Dyson vacuums, oh my gosh. I think MY heart beats a little faster when I see these! OK this is totally weird but I have this like fetish with appliances, I always have. I LOVE buying them, and I don't even own a house! I live in a dorm room and then with my parents! But I will tell you, my dorm room is equipted with every appliance you can possibly fit in here, and I enjoyed every second of buying them! And this is like my dream vacuum! I know most people don't have dream vacuums, but I do and this is it! Did you see the pink Target one? $40 from every vacuum goes to Breast Cancer Research. Which is nothing because they are like $500!

    Okay this whole post was probably a bit more than everyone ever wanted (or cared!) to know about me, sorry
  3. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from slou!
    And Dyson vacuums, oh my gosh. I think MY heart beats a little faster when I see these! OK this is totally weird but I have this like fetish with appliances, I always have. I LOVE buying them, and I don't even own a house! I live in a dorm room and then with my parents! But I will tell you, my dorm room is equipted with every appliance you can possibly fit in here, and I enjoyed every second of buying them! And this is like my dream vacuum! I know most people don't have dream vacuums, but I do and this is it! Did you see the pink Target one? $40 from every vacuum goes to Breast Cancer Research. Which is nothing because they are like $500!

    Okay this whole post was probably a bit more than everyone ever wanted (or cared!) to know about me, sorry
    It's not TMI. Actually I find it comforting to know that someone else yearns for a Dyson like I do. And you are young to care about household appliances!

    Life is funny. Years ago I made fun of my mother for putting so much attention into household appliances. I'd roll my eyes and say "Mom, just buy one already!" Now I've morphed into my mother. Standing in Costco for TOO LONG lovingly gazing at the Dysons. :spin:

    What a trip. One year you are reading Cosmo and devoting your time to your wardrobe and the latest guy. The next year you are plucking the occasional whisker out of your chin, shopping for comfortable shoes, cleaning your house on Saturday night, and gazing at a Dyson like you used to at prom dresses. Now this may be TMI!
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Oct 31, '06
  4. by   kenny b
    Quote from slou!
    My dream would be able to afford to buy a Nissan 350Z when I graduate, but I don't think that would be possible I can dream though right? I will be lucky if I can afford to buy ANY car after I graduate with all these student loans!
    I'm on board with the savers. You can afford the 350Z. You just have to wait awhile. And if a nurse maximizes the retirement contributions (401k and ROTH), that nurse can easily be rich beyond anyone's wildest dreams! It's all about time in the market!

    By the way, the bath condiments sound good, but how about a Bose Wave Radio to go with the bath. Arias can be relaxing (my personal dream).
  5. by   ICRN2008
    My husband and I bought a new car, but we've been planning that purchase for a while. Same goes with the new house that we plan to buy if our condo ever sells!

    I plan to pay down the debt I've accumulated while in school, starting with the higher interest student loan that I took out last summer.

    The first time I graduated, I thought I would have ALL sorts of money. I quickly realized that it is really easy to adjust to a new lifestyle, and the expenses will go up accordingly. I am currently trying do learn to live with lower expectations so that I can save more towards retirement, house, etc.
  6. by   AdobeRN
    Iam graduating in May 2007 - we are going on a family trip to the Cayman Islands.
  7. by   teeituptom
    New golf clubs of course
  8. by   kenny b
    Quote from teeituptom
    New golf clubs of course
    and naturally no "putt" intended of "course"

  9. by   slou!
    Quote from multicollinarity
    It's not TMI. Actually I find it comforting to know that someone else yearns for a Dyson like I do. And you are young to care about household appliances!

    Life is funny. Years ago I made fun of my mother for putting so much attention into household appliances. I'd roll my eyes and say "Mom, just buy one already!" Now I've morphed into my mother. Standing in Costco for TOO LONG lovingly gazing at the Dysons. :spin:

    What a trip. One year you are reading Cosmo and devoting your time to your wardrobe and the latest guy. The next year you are plucking the occasional whisker out of your chin, shopping for comfortable shoes, cleaning your house on Saturday night, and gazing at a Dyson like you used to at prom dresses. Now this may be TMI!
    Hahaha I know, I'm only 18! But this has been going on since I was little. I mean I my favorite toys were the toy appliances, toy vacuums, microwaves, etc. I don't know why, it's weird, and it's not even like I'm a neat freak! Trust me if anyone saw my room right now, they would probably be appaled at it's messiness. I just love looking at appliances! If I got a Dyson I probably wouldn't even use it! But I've been this way for as long as I was little. My mom is always teasing me about it!
  10. by   shaazzaamm34
    Haha... Great posts... I'm Very pleased... But I don't think that I will be geting my self into to much Debt... My Dad's an Accountant/stock broker... So he's letting me know about 401(k) and investments... But I'm 20... My friends are still in school... And Did i mention I was 20... So I was planning on Buyin me a Car... Fast Car... Chick Magnet... lol...

    But not too expensive... maybe 30 or 35 grand on it...

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