that really depends. is the amount of necessities like food, water and such well stocked too? if not, then i would probably spend about half of it on ramen noodles (the ones that come in a pack for about 20 cents each) and buy a bunch of them. AND a gallon of water, and just save the rest for emergency.
oh okay. do i have to take the bus still? do i have a bus pass if i do? or do i own a car in this scenario? if so, im assuming that i have a full tank of gas and there's nothing wrong with the car too right? im only asking, so i can understand your question a bit more.
okay, and assuming there's nothing wrong with the car and there's no type of special mechanical routine thing that needs to be done like oil changes or whatever. assuming that's fine. i would have to say nothing. i would just pocket the money and wait to see if an emergency pops up or not. if by the end of the month nothing happens where i might need that 10.00, then i would just deposit it into a bank to save.
breaking the rule of hubpages on my ban to answer this question. oh yeah. fight the power!!! i like the way you think daniel carter. i really do. your a man after my own heart with that rationality. although there's only one problem with your logic. that one being how do you know you can trust the person you loaned the ten dollars to? i mean seriously, i remember one time i borrowed like a hundred dollars from every person in a small town once, and i told them i would pay them all back with interest. you want to know what happened next? I SKIPPED TOWN! lol. yep, that's old king larry for you. im jerk, but im an honest jerk. you should've seen those town folk and how royally p*** off they were. especially when i sent a photo copy of my a** on a post card, to rub their noses in it. hehehehe
So the real question is, if you have no needs and necessities for the month (bills are paid, car is gassed, pantry is stocked)
What luxuries do you enjoy with your $10 for the month ?
I would make a stop at the liquor store , invite others over for one wild night - spend all the money so I didnt have any distractions for the month - and get to work to make sure this didnt happen again next month.
Oh..... so that's the real question? You mean I didn't have to be thinking about whether I'd buy a dollar box of saltines, a few dollar loaves of store-brand bread, that type of thing?
Oh - then I'd break up my ten dollars into four (or so weeks), and each week go out and sit somewhere for a cup of coffee (with or without a friend, and maybe include something like a couple of muchkins if there was change after dividing it. A little out-alone time and/or a little "mini" socializing out somewhere would be important to me (especially if all I had was $10 to spend for the month.)
There was a time in my life when I was literally counting pennies for necessities, but I had heard about a charity that did very good work. I told myself that if I really had any extra money I would certainly donate to the charity.
Oddly enough, that day I found a $20 in a supermarket parking lot.
Once I had only 100 pesos 2 USD equivalent (when I was still in the Philippines) that is because I let my money borrowed by a friend whose baby needs to be rushed in the hospital. And it is bad luck if you don't leave any money in your wallet -- that's our belief. I didn't spend the money, I just went to my parents house when I am hungry!
its ok pisean because it happens always in that country but the good thing is that you survived because the neighbors will feed you and your family stretch out to the whole village...so you don't have to worry.. thanks pisean
10 dollars extra in a month for ANYTHING I want? oh man. I can't even remember a month that has all the bills paid....hmmm....so many things I could do.... new nail polish, new socks, new undies, go out to lunch, a nice card for hubby, go tanning, a box of chocolates all for me....
for real, if I had 10 extra dollars a month, I would save them somewhere and by the end of the year have at least 120 dollars. Pretend I didn't invest it somewhere that gained interest, after 20 years I would have 2,400 dollars. I know that sounds silly, but thats alot of extra money to me. If you can pay all bills (at the very least keep them current) PLUS food, gas, etc and have money left over....your doing good wait..real money or credit?