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What would you do with an extra $6000?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by zombot, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    zombot

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    In a couple weeks I'm getting a check for some artwork I did for a calendar (medical company promotional material = pays good),
    $6000 to be exact.

    thing is, i don't know what to do with it. I'm making decent money now, but I'm so used to struggling, I can't think outside of basic needs.

    ..and I don't NEED it right now- i'm not hurting or behind on anything.
    I don't want to blow it on major purchases or fart it away..

    Maybe one upgrade to the truck (tires...lift?)
    maybe one home purchase- laptop computer or home entertainment..

    but then I'm thinking I'll just sit on it, and save it to fund my own sales site of shirts and prints and stuff- coming soon.

    But I'd like to start earning money on my money- and i know the economy is tanked right now, so what is a good investment or 'safe' place for it?

    any suggestions? hell, a third of it has to go back to uncle sam next year ANYway...fuck.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    good deal man!!! well, if you dont really "need" it right now.....hell, i'd save it, amybe make it grow a bit and use it later on when you have a big time want or need something. thats a good chunk of change there bro!
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    goofyboy

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    while you sit on it, put it in a high interest (HA!) savings account. Most banks and some online places are around 3.5 to 4%. Not bad. its safe and FDIC insured there. it will also allow you to take it out at any time. good luck!
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    You should check out HSBC online banking. Ive used them for over a year now. They have high intrest rate savings accounts. I think right now its at about 3.4%
    when i first started my account they were at 6%!!! for a basic savings!
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    I'd look into a CD.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    wait, you should invest it completely in real estate. Real estate is the safest investment you can make.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:25 AM
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    zombot

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    ha i'm surprised none of you jokers said 'i'll hold it for ya, it's safe with me'

    ;)

    seriously, thanks for the suggestions so far!
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:25 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    If your like me, I think a new Mac Pro or Macbook pro. Then save the rest for the truck.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:26 AM
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    awww hell we can do that too.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    SocalMan22

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    If your looking to get you shirt business going definately throw some money at that im looking into getting shirts made in the future so let me know what you can do. I can hold the money for you till you make up your mind and i will give you $600 cause i need 5400 for my suspension upgrade!
     
  11. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:31 AM
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    It would turn into a lift, wheels and tires for my baby!!
     
  12. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    I'd put the annual max of $5000 in my Roth IRA then spend the leftover $1k on my truck.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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  14. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    "Employ" two, $3000 dollar whores?
     
  16. Oct 21, 2008 at 11:16 AM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    x2 (or eleventy billion - whatever gets the point across)

    Um, what?? Banned!

    LMAO! :D:D:D
     
  17. Oct 21, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    lsocoee

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    you should take your $6000 and treat wall street to a pizza party.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    Is your truck paid off?? Drop some on that.As you're ok now,how about a 6 month cd?? See how you're doing then.The interest would pay for a pc,or part of a lift.Roll the rest for another 6 months.Wheels & tires.:)
     
  19. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    save at least 80% of that man, the rest put it in the truck, times ahead not looking good....
     
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