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Old 07-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #21
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #22
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I'd probably split it, $100 for hubby to do whatever he wants, $100 for me, and $200 for kids meaning clothes, toys, activities, etc and save the last $100 for a date night with the hubs
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #23
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I'd possibly put it toward some house projects we're doing- we want a new screen door, ceiling fan, etc. Or Christmas shopping is a great idea, too!
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #24
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Weren't you debating a while ago how to afford to go to a family reunion? What about spending it to go to that? I would probably sit on it for a while and brainstorm with DH what our current needs/wants were and go from there.
HA! Yes, that was me. The reunion was a couple of weeks ago. I didn't say this to MIL, but that is EXACTLY what we would have done with it if she had given it to us last month!
In the end, DH & I got on the same financial page for that one.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #25
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HA! Yes, that was me. The reunion was a couple of weeks ago. I didn't say this to MIL, but that is EXACTLY what we would have done with it if she had given it to us last month!
In the end, DH & I got on the same financial page for that one.
That's probably why she gave it to you - she thought you guys were too strapped to make it to the reunion! I'd probably use it for the next family get together or visiting someone you rarely see but would like to, or otherwise for a weekend away for you and DH or the entire family. Something you wouldn't normally do.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #26
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Savings, but since that's no an option. I'd either go away with the kids & dh for the weekend, or give everyone $100 spending money (or for Christmas).
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Honestly I would buy me a pair of sandals, make sure DD's fall/winter wardrobe is set then I would have to save it. With no real income I need to be practical.
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Hubby and I both need some new clothes and a couple things around the house (more bowls, more coffee mugs, another set of sheets, a couple more towels). I would knock out at least a chunk of Christmas shopping and try to go out to dinner with dh one night.
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