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tk / April 4, 2011 9:14 AM


Andrew Huff / April 4, 2011 10:37 AM

I'd like to go on vacation this summer, but I think home repairs are higher up on the list of needs right now.

Meems / April 4, 2011 10:45 AM

Wedding/vacation to San Diego in August followed by two more weddings that month to attend. Long term, trip to somewhere very far. And a new couch.

LJ / April 4, 2011 10:47 AM

My impending unemployment.

Pete / April 4, 2011 11:06 AM

Now that our kitchen (most of which dated from the 1950s) has been completed renovated, the next thing our savings will go toward is the windows in the second-floor office. Ah, the joys of an 80-year-old house.

getupmom / April 4, 2011 11:58 AM

A cruise with some girlfriends in March 2011. I'm a little skeptical that it won't actually happen .

annie / April 4, 2011 12:44 PM

decorating, furniture and school. Big ticket stuff...and after a down payment and closing costs, that well is getting pretty dry.

Baldeesh / April 4, 2011 1:01 PM

A trip to Iceland in October.

Mucky Fingers / April 4, 2011 1:20 PM

I save, but for nothing in particular - because sooner or later comes along some situation, emergency or set of circumstances that dictates I have to pay for this. That's always the case.

Carrie / April 4, 2011 4:01 PM

Me and the mister are getting married next year, so there's that. We'd also like to buy a house, so a down payment would be lovely. Oh right, and the honeymoon. I don't mind feeling a little strapped for the next year because we're trying really hard to pay for the wedding in cash (honeymoon, too).

y a j / April 4, 2011 8:13 PM

I'm saving just in case the new Mayor fires me.

rick marley / April 5, 2011 9:20 AM


paul / April 5, 2011 9:29 AM


I also got a little tucked away to have a beer or two after I pay the Gov't.

Don't tell them.

shechemist / April 5, 2011 3:03 PM

I'm saving my rage for my boss.

I'm saving money for wedding presents and next year's taxes.

Charles / April 6, 2011 1:03 PM

New Zealand! (next year)

Tracie / April 6, 2011 6:10 PM

Cooking Classes in Tuscany. But ironically, now that I have saved the money, I don't want to let it go, because I've never saved this much in my life.

JAH / April 7, 2011 9:07 AM

A new DSLR. My trusty XT is on its last legs.

Spook / April 7, 2011 1:17 PM

25 K in a special mid growth investment fund to purchase a second (more amazing) home either in Nola or in Central America. With the way America's going, I'm really thinking Central America.

I'm also strongly considering dropping a big chunk of my retirement fund in there as well, because if I can't have the life I want far before I reach the age of sixty five then what's the point of having it at sixty five?

Screw saving to be a "comfortable old person". I want to live now. Americans are such sheep "Golden Years"? Ha, screw that!

vanessa / April 7, 2011 4:19 PM

Costa Rica in June.

Brian / April 8, 2011 11:44 PM

A well-deserved roadtrip to Memphis, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Nashville and back home to Chicago.

David Tortuga / April 10, 2011 1:38 PM

I just spent my last fifty dollars on insulation for the attic in the house I'm renting because I'm building a little room up there where I can hide from everyone.

Dating / April 15, 2011 11:35 AM

It’s quite hard to find a good website. And I am very satisfied to have come here. The publications are doing great and full of good insights. I would be glad to keep on coming back here to check for a new update.

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