My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Every Monday Stasha from The Good Life hosts a fun hop called Listicles. This weeks challenge is:
I am giving you an allowance of (pretend) $1000 and ask for a list of 10 things you will spend it on.
Being a professor in a School of Business, I of course have to ask if this is before expenses are paid or after? In other words, is this found money?
If it is regular budget here it is:
$50 Over payment to mortgage
$150 Energy & utilities
$150 Savings - $50 retirement, $50 general savings, $50 education fund for kids
$100 Car related expenses - gas, maintenance, insurance
$50 Telephone & internet
$50 Charitable giving
$25 Clothes & misc.
If it is play or found money -
$250 Balloon payment to mortgage (Sigh I am that boring)
$200 Charitable giving (we all have to give back)
$100 Retirement fund (once again boring but I don't want to have to work until 80)
$100 Date night (because we never have enough of those)
$100 Golf game (my one splurge on myself)
$50 Toys for kids (though they probably play with the boxes they came in more)
$50 Another date night (because my wife is awesome)
$50 Take kids to somewhere special (because they are awesome)
$50 Take kids to movies (I do however, get final say on which movie we do see)
$50 Date lunch (especially if we can sneak out of a naughty lunch...:-))