Only $10.00

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  1. katiem2 profile image57
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    If all your bills were paid for the month and all you had to last you the entire month was ONLY ten dollars, what would you do with it?

    Seriously, I was asked this question and have yet to come up with a good answer...

    What would you do?

    1. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      resume paper

      1. katiem2 profile image57
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hea Greek One great to see you... resume paper, GREAT answer.  My first instinct was to EARN MORE MONEY!

        1. Greek One profile image76
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          i changed my answer because I don't think I would be able to earn more money if I walked around smelling like poo

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
            Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lol. well you could always use the leaves out in the wild. lol

            1. pisean282311 profile image59
              pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol...

          2. Daniel Carter profile image77
            Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            [Holds nose...]
            Eeeewwwww.

            Now I'm grossed out.

            1. katiem2 profile image57
              katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Clear you head Daniel look away from this post... big_smile

              1. Daniel Carter profile image77
                Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Well, yes and I just realized that Homer is over 2000 years old and whatever there is left, is hard and crusty and can be used for camp fires....

                1. Greek One profile image76
                  Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  well, hard anyway

                  1. katiem2 profile image57
                    katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Gold coins are hard to...

    2. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol...its sound usual for me lol..on serious notes..i would have to think about it...

      1. katiem2 profile image57
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        okay thinking thinking thinking.... big_smile

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. katiem2 profile image57
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No all your monthly expenses have been covered and that's whats left to last you through to months end...

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. katiem2 profile image57
            katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You own a car with a full tank of gas.

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
              Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. katiem2 profile image57
                katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Good answer...

    4. angela_michelle profile image99
      angela_michelleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If all my necessities were covered, then I probably would buy a book, or not spend it.

  2. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    How many days are left in the month?

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      28... Hea sunforged great to see you like the new avatar  big_smile

  3. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Did the bills include the grocery bill for entire month ahead? wink

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, plus I don't know about you but my house is always stocked with food.  How you stand on that?  Hea Misha great to see you smile

      1. Misha profile image72
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Katie, back at ya smile

        Well, then I may light it instead of a candle for a romantic dinner wink

  4. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    can I change my answer from resume paper to toilet paper?

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oh..i thought you would change it to something else considering your mirror pic smile

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        what do you think the toilet paper is for?

        1. pisean282311 profile image59
          pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol

    2. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lmao.... I would hope your stocked up on that.... big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile

  5. Daniel Carter profile image77
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Let someone borrow the money at a high interest rate until the end of the month.\
    After all, the bills are paid.

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ewwwwwwww  I like the way you think cool

    2. profile image0
      King Larryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

  6. I am DB Cooper profile image64
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    I'd buy a used copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I'd re-read the first section, titled "Economy". Thoreau knew that in the right hands, $10 can go a long way.

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice book title.

  7. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I would sell my copy of Walden to DB Cooper for $10, thus doubling my savings in one shot to $20

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Now your workin it GO  cool

  8. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    You Know I solved almost this very same problem last month.. hmm

    I would have loved to given you the answer... but the 'problem' I had related $1.39 instead....
    So I just can't see that it would work for you with $10.00!!!
    (Sheeesh Rich Buggers! roll )
    lol

  9. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wow, that's probably the best answer i read on this forum thus far.

      1. katiem2 profile image57
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think your right, sounds like a winner!

    2. Pearldiver profile image78
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ummmmm.... I'll Remember that Dad lol

      1. sunforged profile image75
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol, I was just thinking that..

        so i came up with this:

        Keeping up social interaction is important as a new parent, never know when you may need friends to lean on.

        1. Pearldiver profile image78
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You'll Never Need a Drink for that one Mate! wink

          I was thinking about the day your #1 Daughter says; "Dad.. I need to party!!" yikes

    3. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that's a fantastic idea...

    4. Lisa HW profile image67
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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?   hmm


      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.)

      1. katiem2 profile image57
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good, very good smile

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Pearldiver profile image78
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What a great result smile

      How long did it take for the shopper to let go of it? hmm

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Apparently the shopper didn't know they had let go of it and that it HAD to go to the charity or I would have made myself a liar. I think God dropped it there, anyway. big_smile

        1. Pearldiver profile image78
          Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Be Careful making that claim here.... Mark will claim it was him big_smile

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
            Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Could have been either.

    2. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good deeds or thoughts do pay off...

  11. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. pisean282311 profile image59
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well this is one of incident..why dont you write hub on this?..i mean such incidents dont happen often..i am sure people would want to read about this...

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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

        1. pisean282311 profile image59
          pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          oh okie.."family stretch out to the whole village" .. thats what i like about east..isn't it?

      2. katiem2 profile image57
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That would make a nice topic...

    2. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's awesome prettydarkhorse and HI!  Great to see ya! smile

  12. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    condoms and beer! smile

  13. EatLovePray profile image54
    EatLovePrayposted 7 years ago

    LOL.. I'd probably invest in those penny stocks..LOLLL..but I'd keep $1.25 for a chocolate bar! big_smile

    On a second thought.. I think since all my bills would be payed.. and I'd have just 10 left.. I wouldn't need to buy anything..since I would be stocked up right...??

  14. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
      Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd ask around for another 69 cents so I could buy a 10.69 domain name from GoDaddy to set up my next website idea (which would hopefully turn a profit of much more than $10)

      1. profile image0
        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hmmm..... 69 cents? I bet you could find that in bottle returns. oh, wait, I dont know where you live... I mean, maybe you could find that in your couch?

        you know what? I would give you 69 cents out of my ten dollars as I have no website ideas. Heck, Id give you 70 cents. smile

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image79
          Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Aw what a sweet heart, thank you!

  15. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    What about FOOD? You cannot possibly last for a month with only $10 in Toronto, Canada, no way!

  16. mythbuster profile image78
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Providing that all my usual expenses are taken care of, I'd spend the $10.00 taking a friend out for coffee and catch up on what my friend has been up to lately.

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