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Servedinafghanistan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Miami, FL
Member since Feb 2005
6501 posts

Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


I know I will see a higher tax bracket, but what would you do with an extra grand a month beside hookers and blow? Serious question.






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Geaux Smoke
LSU Fan
Aspen, California
Member since Aug 2010
1977 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


invest it brother. it's amazing what seemingly small sums of money turn into over a 20-25 year period. congrats on the raise
ETA: i know my answer gave no specifics. sorry, i don't know enough to give you a well-informed answer. but again, congrats on the raise



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rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22411 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


all on black





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shinerfan
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Duckworld(Earth-616)
Member since Sep 2009
5664 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Once I'm done with the hookers and blow I'd probably have enough left over for a nice hat. A newsboy, maybe?

Seriously though, its a buyer's market for vacation homes. Something that could stay in your family for generations. And you could always rationalize it as being important for entertaining clients and general networking.






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Ranger198
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Member since Oct 2012
673 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


After the hookers and blow, short duration high yield bonds, with some. Then like someone else said possibly a camp, if you like to fish and hunt.





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Cold Pizza
Ohio State Fan
Member since Sep 2011
7639 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


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Just got a 15,000 dollar raise and I want to brag about it.




Max out your company and personal retirement accounts, pay off CC's, vehicles, misc. After that just put it in a taxable account I guess.






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Crbello4Hiceman
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Lurking
Member since May 2011
425 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


It's funny because $15k always feels like such a big bump but the tax man will rock you world and it is always a downer how little of a raise we actually get to keep.

If you don't feel like trying to learn the intricacies of the stock market, in order I would:

1) pay down credit card debt if applicable
2) save up a nest egg/ emergency fund. 6 months of total living expenses is a good start.
3) pay down tax-deductible interest debt (student loans/home loans)
4) invest whatever you don't want to use for #3 in an index fund (S&P 500 etc). Research for one with low fees. Index funds typically have a good long-run return and you can sleep on it and not watch the market daily like the rest of us schmucks.






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Will Cover
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Nashville, TN
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


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Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


If you have little to no debt, make sure you are maximizing your 401(k) and setting up an additional ROTH 401(k) or IRA.







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Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
Team Vag
Member since Jun 2005
16203 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Set it aside for your new taxes. Congrats!





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Chad504boy
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Five Oh Four
Member since Feb 2005
76675 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Put it into an account called "Sperm Mistakes"





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Pierre
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2005
3983 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Ok. What awesome vacation home are you buying for 1 k a month? Sharlo apartments as a football tailgate?





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Pierre
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Pay taxes and debt. Congrats





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shinerfan
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Duckworld(Earth-616)
Member since Sep 2009
5664 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


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Ok. What awesome vacation home are you buying for 1 k a month?



Awesome is your word but there are nice lake houses all across the south going for well under $200,000 right now.






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Pierre
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2005
3983 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Upkeep, property taxes, insurance ect... 15 k won't cut it.





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jmtigers
Southern Miss Fan
1826.71 miles from USC
Member since Sep 2003
3575 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Vacation Homes and Camps = Life style changes.





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TheHiddenFlask
Clemson Fan
The Welsh red light district
Member since Jul 2008
16614 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


Pile cash.

Success in business is where opportunity and liquidity collide.






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bryso
Clemson Fan
The Real Death Valley
Member since Dec 2006
27046 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


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Seriously though, its a buyer's market for vacation homes. Something that could stay in your family for generations. And you could always rationalize it as being important for entertaining clients and general networking.


I thought I was on the OT for a second






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jmarto1
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
12947 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


1. Hookers and Blow. Not even joking. Whatever your vice is go indulge and get it out of your system.

2. Now that you've gotten that out of your system get serious about investing.






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BallyHOO
Belmont Fan
Member since Oct 2005
6606 posts

re: Just got a 15,000 dollar raise but no life style change, WWYD?


It'll go quicker than you think...just build up a higher 'emergency' account.





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