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12/28/09 3:18 P

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Hi
So, I spent some of the fund for Christmas, and had FUN watching my family enjoy their gifts!

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6/29/09 6:40 P

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Right now, it being summer, I wish I could save up some time to go away! (time off for me is rare!)

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6/28/09 9:47 P

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great idea ,demikit

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6/28/09 6:51 P

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Yes, indeed! And really, why shouldn't you plan ahead for your fun, just like you do for other things?

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6/25/09 9:15 P

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Way to Go, Demi!
The most wonderful thing is having money available when you want to have fun, instead of using plastic!
blessings to you,

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6/25/09 6:43 P

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That is a neat idea, I like it!! I don't have really anything in the way of rebates and such, but my hubby and I do have a monthly "allowance" that we each spend on ourselves, no questions asked. If we don't spend it, we can save it. It isn't much, but at least we have something for us. I am sure that we will increase our money when we are out of debt.

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6/21/09 11:02 P

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thanks katemcphee.i just hope he sticks to it.our oldest girl is daddy's baby girl,who has always got what she wants from daddy.

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6/21/09 4:16 P

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Good for Dad! Some of our kids grow up when we force them to! Or, when we quit feeding their infancy.

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6/18/09 9:48 P

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our girls use the grandkid card.you know the kids need this the kids need that.in 12 years our oldest girl has got xmas 1 time on her own.our son has never gotten any money off of us,unless he worked for it.our youngest has some.but the oldest girl it was all the time.the last time her dad told her the bank was closed.

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6/18/09 2:48 P

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emoticon Kate,

do the same thing. When I went to Florida, I had all my spending money saved.
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6/18/09 2:42 P

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Ahhh, Girls. They do want stuff, don't they? Mine got an allowance, and she learned to live within it... because no more came from me! If she wanted more, she earned it! (We had the fun fund then, and it was used only by the whole family at that time.)

She's an attorney today, makes lotsa dough, and spends wisely. I've loaned to her a few times, and she's ALWAYS paid it back. My son, on the other hand, didn't pay his back, so he gets no more.

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6/18/09 2:35 P

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i would love to have a fun fund,but our girls would smell it and need it for something

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6/18/09 12:56 P

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I guess I've been putting off having a Fun Fund until I am debt free. Maybe I should start one, even if it is only big enough for an occasional mivie night.

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6/18/09 11:53 A

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Hi Sparkmates!
Years ago I started small savings accounts for different purposes. The one I like best is the Fun Fund.

In that account goes all the rebates and refunds and unexpected money. Then, when opportunity arises, I have the funds to go... usually a vacation or mini vacation. Hawaii was one of those! A weekend to the coast of OR was another. A theater night with my daughter was memorable.

There's a little over $500 there now. I'm dreaming of what's next!

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