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Rain Man
07-14-2006, 10:09 AM
Here are mine:

1. House purchase (2nd home owned)
2. Kitchen/attic remodel of above house
3. Condo purchase (1st home owned - no longer have it)
4. Bathroom remodel and addition of above house
5. BMW purchase (used)
6. Infiniti purchase (used - no longer have it)
7. Landscaping project in above house
8. Woodwork restoration of above house
9. Ford purchase (used)
10. Vacation to India (You can spend a lot of money in India...)

I'm not counting tuition to college because I pretty much fueled that with scholarships. Overall, five of my ten biggest expenses have been my current house and fixing it up.

What are yours?

Brock
07-14-2006, 10:11 AM
I couldn't say, but I'd bet it was something to do with a house. They're all notorious money pits. If I had my way, I'd live in a cave.

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2006, 10:12 AM
1. Computer I bought in the summer of '99 I think it was. I paid $2000 of my money that I earned (I was 14 at the time) to but a PC so I could get a couple of web-design contracts. I did and made the money back that summer.

Other than that, I've never bought anything over $400-$500. Which has allowed me to put away a good amount of savings for someone my age :)

jAZ
07-14-2006, 10:17 AM
1) My business
2) My house
3) Maxima (used)
4) Outback (used)
5) 4-Runner (used, no longer have it)
6) Prizm (used, no longer have it)
7) Tip to Japan
8) 42" Plasma TV

Amnorix
07-14-2006, 10:19 AM
1. House (still living in it, and I'll probably stay until they take me out in a box)

2. Minivan (new) - still have it.

3. Finish basement of house above.

4. Saturn (car, not planet) - gave it to my sister-in-law at 110K miles

5. landscaping for house above

6. irrigation system for house above (including well)

After this, you're into the "a couple thousand dollars" range, into which category many things would fit, including computers, my primary TV, random other house projects, engagement ring (bought right after law school but before I had a good job, so I was pretty darn poor) blah, blah, blah.

Nzoner
07-14-2006, 10:24 AM
Does my mrs count :(

ZepSinger
07-14-2006, 10:26 AM
1. Current house
2. Last house
3. New minivan (in '98)
4. current pickup (purchased new in '93)
5. guitar/amp/FX/studio stuff purchase
6. Video production equipment for new business

It's a good thing the birth of my 3 girls were covered by insurance, or that total would be #3 on the list...

Z

DaFace
07-14-2006, 10:26 AM
1. Car
2. Engagement ring
3. Computer

Man, I'm ready to be out of college...

Donger
07-14-2006, 10:27 AM
Does my mrs count :(

Indeed. My wife is known as "my little cost center" when she's not within earshot.

Nzoner
07-14-2006, 10:29 AM
1.Current home/business real estate

2The USPS (business expense)

3.Printing(business expense)

4.My Yukon Denali

5.My gameroom

Mr. Kotter
07-14-2006, 10:35 AM
1. Current Home
2. Former Home
3. Current Automobiles
4. Past Automobiles
5. Lifetime supply of Peanut Butter
6. Lifetime supply of Jelly

DaFace
07-14-2006, 10:37 AM
Almost forgot:

4 Chiefs Season tickets in club level (though I'll probably only use a couple of them and sell the rest)

StcChief
07-14-2006, 10:37 AM
Indeed. My wife is known as "my little cost center" when she's not within earshot.Little...

the saying 'If it has Tits or Tires' you will have problems with it.

the maintenance is not cheap

Donger
07-14-2006, 10:39 AM
Little...

the saying 'If it has Tits or Tires' you will have problems with it.

the maintenance is not cheap

Yeah, but I wouldn't change it, though. She, and the critters, are worth every penny.

sedated
07-14-2006, 10:41 AM
1. Women
2. Drug Habit
3. Booze

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2006, 10:42 AM
Yeah, but I wouldn't change it, though. She, and the critters, are worth every penny.

Pennies, eh? I'll buy 'em for a dollar. Each.

kepp
07-14-2006, 10:51 AM
1. House
2. Honda minivan (used)
3. Acura (used)
4. Ford truck (new - no longer have)
5. Trips to Thailand
6. Paying for my ex-wife's bad debt on a credit card which I was a co-signer on
7. Engagement ring for said ex-wife
8. Diapers (my daughter is now potty-trained!)

...on an interesting/frustrating note, the amount of bad debt and the engagement ring were almost exactly the same - $4,500.00

Bearcat
07-14-2006, 10:57 AM
1) New car (2006 Monte Carlo)
2) Student loans
3) Money thrown away on rent
4) 3rd car (1989 Beretta)
5) Graduate classes not covered by tuition reimbursement
6) Road trips
7) Chiefs tickets
8) 2nd car (1988 Cavalier)
9) 1st car (1989 Escort)
10) DVRs (mine & one as a gift)

Luzap
07-14-2006, 11:40 AM
You're wrong, you're wrong, you're wrong...

If you're like 97% of all Americans, not a single one of you has identified the #1 expense you'll have throughout your entire lifetime. This is bigger than housing, food, & clothing all put together...

It's Uncle Sam (your Income Taxes).

Luz
the reason they get by with taking so much is because most people don't even think about it... :(

Brock
07-14-2006, 11:44 AM
You're wrong, you're wrong, you're wrong...

If you're like 97% of all Americans, not a single one of you has identified the #1 expense you'll have throughout your entire lifetime. This is bigger than housing, food, & clothing all put together...

It's Uncle Sam (your Income Taxes).

Luz
the reason they get by with taking so much is because most people don't even think about it... :(

Insurance ranks right up there too.

Inspector
07-14-2006, 11:45 AM
Kids

Eevrything else was pretty cheap by comparism.

Hog Farmer
07-14-2006, 12:42 PM
My Hogs ate $170'000 worth of feed just last month!

Rain Man
07-14-2006, 12:44 PM
How many hogs do you have? That's a lot of feed, assuming you're not giving them steak.

Rain Man
07-14-2006, 12:45 PM
And I must say, I like the avant garde customized comma in the dollar figure.

MOhillbilly
07-14-2006, 12:49 PM
farm supplies/feed

Jenson71
07-14-2006, 12:54 PM
1. Trip to Europe. Cost between $800 and $1000
2. Labtop Computer $650
3. Car accident $300
4. MP3 Player $80

I can't think of anything more expensive than the MP3 Player. There might be something.

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2006, 12:54 PM
1. Trip to Europe. Cost between $800 and $1000
2. Labtop Computer $650
3. Car accident $300
4. MP3 Player $80

I can't think of anything more expensive than the MP3 Player. There might be something.

your dirty mag. collection

Hog Farmer
07-14-2006, 12:57 PM
How many hogs do you have? That's a lot of feed, assuming you're not giving them steak.

Current inventory about 18,000. Corn is at about 3.00 a bushell and soybean meal 200 bucks a ton. Takes about 220 ton of complete feed a week to keep them fed.

Got the comma in the right place this time.

Jenson71
07-14-2006, 12:58 PM
your dirty mag. collection

No, I steal those.

Donger
07-14-2006, 01:00 PM
Current inventory about 18,000. Corn is at about 3.00 a bushell and soybean meal 200 bucks a ton. Takes about 220 ton of complete feed a week to keep them fed.

Got the comma in the right place this time.

Do you wash your hands before you use the keyboard? Is your keyboard dirty?

Hog Farmer
07-14-2006, 01:01 PM
Do you wash your hands before you use the keyboard? Is your keyboard dirty?

I would never touch my keyboard with dirty hands.

Rain Man
07-14-2006, 01:03 PM
1. Trip to Europe. Cost between $800 and $1000
2. Labtop Computer $650
3. Car accident $300
4. MP3 Player $80

I can't think of anything more expensive than the MP3 Player. There might be something.


I'll sell you a car accident for $250.

Rain Man
07-14-2006, 01:04 PM
That's a heck of a lot of hogs, hog farmer. A heck of a lot. For some reason I was envisioning the hogs that my grandparents had when I was a little kid, which totaled about 15 or 20 at the most.

MOhillbilly
07-14-2006, 01:07 PM
Current inventory about 18,000. Corn is at about 3.00 a bushell and soybean meal 200 bucks a ton. Takes about 220 ton of complete feed a week to keep them fed.

Got the comma in the right place this time.

****in christ thats alot of hogs.

wutamess
07-14-2006, 01:14 PM
1) Current home
2) Secondary rental home
3) restoration of secondary home
4) Yukon XL Denali (still have).
5) Ford Freestar (still have)
6) Bahamas cruise
7) Bahamas (poost collegiate graduation present to myself).
8) Chiefs season tix.
9) Rodeo (totalled it 4 monthsago).
10) 3 KIDS (should be #1).

Dave Lane
07-14-2006, 01:15 PM
Computer order from IBM for $1.8 million. That check made my hand shake....

Dave

Hog Farmer
07-14-2006, 01:29 PM
One time I was buying a stock on E-Trade and I accidentally typed in 1,000,000 shares insted of 1,000 and had already clicked the "BUY" button before I realized the typo. As soon as I clicked buy I noticed what I had done and I swear to god Almost had a heart attack. I was panicking looking for a phone number to call them to stop the transaction. Before I could call anybody, the order popped up on the screen saying "Transaction Denied" due to insufficient funds. Mam was I relieved.

wutamess
07-14-2006, 01:36 PM
$1.8 mill? 1000 shares?
What in the hell do you guys do?

jAZ
07-14-2006, 01:43 PM
Current inventory about 18,000.
That is the most interesting thing I've learned about anyone on ChiefsPlanet ever.

Like RM, I pictured 20 or so.

BucEyedPea
07-14-2006, 01:45 PM
My divorce! :deevee:

WARPARTY70
07-14-2006, 01:58 PM
Home
Ford Explorer
and My Chiefs Room :drool:

HemiEd
07-14-2006, 02:13 PM
Current Home
02 300M (new)
98 Duranago (new)
2nd Home (gone)
68 Hemi Road Runner (gone)
68 Barracuda Restoration
21' Bryant Boat (gone)
67 Barracuda Drag Car (gone)
1st Home (gone)
50" Plasma
77 Dodge Van (new) gone
72 Chevelle (new) gone

Rain Man
07-14-2006, 02:16 PM
That is the most interesting thing I've learned about anyone on ChiefsPlanet ever.

Like RM, I pictured 20 or so.

I'm not sure if it's more interesting than the Hel'n/Fly situation, but it's very interesting.

stumppy
07-14-2006, 02:17 PM
My 3 kids. And it has yet to stop.