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$1K craze

August 26th, 2009 at 08:47 am

So how does this work anyways? You just list stuff that have costed you at least $1k?

If so, well, my list is pretty short I think.

My whole PC setup, including the monitor and home theater speakers is well, um ahem, it's closer to $2k actually. BUT, let me add that I had to build from scratch, and this time, it's with future upgrades in mind. So, should not cost that much into the near future.

My mattress is actually $1k. Yeah, believe it or not. I bought one of those premium ones that is suppose to last like 30 years, and after crunching some numbers, it actually came out to be the better value, and with a better quality bed! Assuming that it does last that long....

I guess my car and my college tuition bill if you want to count that. But both are paid off.

Annnnd, that's it!

Ok, so apparently I am not doing this right. The above is my post-divorce, frugal list. So, what you are seeing in this section would be my pre-divorce non-frugal list.

House - $170k
New station wagon - $17k
New Apple desktop - $3k
Three new Apple laptops - $4k
Two new PC desktop - $3k
New furniture for the house - $3k
SelectComfort air bed set - $2k
Various firearms - $3k

I'm sure there is more to this, but that's all I can think of right now. Does her ring count? Anyways, we sure loved computers back then, didn't we? I still do, and she probably does too. Yeah, it was interesting that I was with someone who liked computers perhaps as much if not more than I do. Equally surprising is how conservative I am today about computers, especially when you consider how much I like them.

One quick thing about the firearms. I've swapped them in and out over the years, and by the time we separated, I've sold it all and probably at a slight loss. So, yeah, I spent a lot on it, but... I recovered most of it as well.

Also noteworthy is that it was all acquired by going into debt! Yeah, pretty much all of it. However, everything in my first list was bought up front, paid in full with money I saved first.

6 Responses to “$1K craze”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Are you only counting postdivorce stuff?

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Find MonkeyMama's blog. She started it. Smile I just sat down with DH and made a $1K+ list. Many things that go together would come to $1k collectively, like a bunch of DH's professional items, but I did not count them if they were not all acquired at the same time. I even put donations and gifts on the list, if they were biggies done all at once....The one that I think people would scratch their heads at is the $1.1K spent to tear down part of our extra large detached garage and build a 20 X 16 grape arbor in its place....especially as now the grapes only serve to feed the bleepin' birds and squirrels. My $1.1K bird feeder.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Or rather, I meant, "outside of marriage" stuff (since you could have gone to college before marriage). I only ask because you mentioned that you were a spender when you were with your ex-wife.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    What kind of mattress did you buy? I am looking for a good one.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh! You mean everything and anything that I have ever spent on? Because, if so, prepare for an avalanche! Big Grin Because, oh yeah, we were crazy spenders back in the day. But it will also take me some time to find and list everything.

  6. monkeymama Says:

    BA - it would probably be interesting to see a pre-divorce and a post-divorce list, eh?

    Our mattress was some top of the line thing at a discount (and still $1k). I will cry when we have to replace it. It is DIVINE. I have no idea what it is or where we got it, nor how long it should last. Just that it was worth every penny. Wink

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