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Old 08-18-2012, 04:07 PM   #101
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It would be nice to have a Macbook Air and this:

Costco - King Nature's Caress

Got their latex mattress over a year ago and love it. But the adjustable would be nice as I now futz around with lots of pillows to get comfortable for reading.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:11 PM   #102
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Probably not PC but I love to shoot and would spend the money on new guns. A .243 with a nice Swarovski scope, an original Sharps 1874 in 45-70 and a Kowa spotting scope to see where I was hitting. A Para-Ordance 1911 if any money was left would be cool too.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #103
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OK - I like the idea of the personal chef.

As for travel, well, I travel to places because I have certain goals to see or do specific things that are located in those places - example:

We are going to Crete for a week in September - I have a goal to hike the Samaria Gorge.

We are going to Australia in January - I have a goal to finish my Grand Slam - if I get there and see the Australian Open - tennis, I will have been to every Grand Slam tournament.

We will be going to Japan someday in the winter - I have a goal to ski as many countries as I can.

As for a $10K splurge....probably redo my master bath (even though the house is new, we didn't do any upgrades) - I still need to lanscape my backyard and $10K would do it very nicely. Nice personal perks of a year or so of monthly massages or facials (go on the high end of $100 each - so $200 per month, - you are up to $2400 a year for that) - mail order of monthly steaks or cheeses (just ordered some supposedly awesome Parmagiana actually made in Switzerland - can't wait to try it - apparently the Swiss cos have a higher butterfat in their milk and that changes to texture and taste of that traditionally long-aged and hard cheese) - that could eat up another $2K or so - perhaps add to the amount I want for my charitable trust for scholarships in clinical engineering for the remainder.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #104
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Definitely home improvement, like most people here. I'd consider that elevator so my mother can navigate from upstairs all of the way to the basement.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #105
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I'm happy with my camera (Canon 5DMKII) so I would love a 400mm f/2.8 II lens to go with it! It's $10,999 (grey market) but I'll happily throw in the extra $999.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:43 AM   #106
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Nikon recently announced a 800mm f/5.6 lens. No price yet, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be over $10k.

Review here: Nikon announces development of 800mm F5.6 VR super-telephoto lens: Digital Photography Review

This kind of lens is for pro sports shooters and National Geographic photographers. Also for venomous snakes.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #107
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Quite a response! A little surprising given all the LBYM sentiment usually displayed here? Be careful you might develop a subversive
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #108
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I was surprised that there were not more charitable uses suggested...
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Quite a response! A little surprising given all the LBYM sentiment usually displayed here? Be careful you might develop a subversive
Well, given that the OP said *spend* $10K, I assume the uber-LBYM options of saving it, investing it or paying down debt with it was off the table. So if someone *gave* you $10K and said you had to spend it...
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #110
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We would renovate our master bathroom, which is what we are saving for now anyway.

If that was done, we would take a trip to London. Since travel isn't allowed on this thread, I'd spent it on artwork.
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Well, given that the OP said *spend* $10K, I assume the uber-LBYM options of saving it, investing it or paying down debt with it was off the table. So if someone *gave* you $10K and said you had to spend it...
Yes, but still even to harbour such thoughts. My goodness such unfulfilled desire!
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Eh, we DO know how to spend money. It's just that when one is limited by the 3.5% WR, it does scrimp one's style a bit. After a while, it becomes natural and does not bother us any.

And about unfulfilled desires, don't we all have to know to curb them?

Oh boy, not just on monetary issues, but there are ethical, legal, and moral limitations too.
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If paying down debt is off the table, I'll take a round the world cruise.
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If paying down debt is off the table, I'll take a round the world cruise.
Not for $10k I don't think.
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Half way round then?
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Half way round then?

You could do this segment for $9,750 for an ocean view cabin on Pacific Princess. A friend on mine has been on three world cruises and she is not fabulously wealthy .She & her husband love to travel and really LBYM so they can . She also told me that they offer great deals on these cruises so as soon as W2R's check clears Bon Voyage !


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The last time I was on a cruise ship was almost 20 years ago! My next cruise will have to be to Alaska, as the missus specifically mentioned it.

I should remember to add a long world or half-world cruise to the things to do. About the cost, of course you do not want to sit on board at ports, so will have to add the cost for shore excursions. It could double the cost, no?
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #118
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Best cruise deals are for the portions that go across the ocean. Not much in the way of stops but still fun to be on the ship.
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Being a minister/pastor isn't quite as transient as being in the military, but still...
Just a different chain of command, and perhaps a slightly different set of "benefits"...
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Personally, I do not enjoy sitting on a ship watching the ocean. I have to go ashore.

Compare sitting on a ship to the adventure of RV'ing across Alaska, looking for a place to park overnight, watching over your shoulder for bears... What a thrill! How about crossing Siberia?
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