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$600 - Mine To Spend As I Please And All Guilt Free

by Yvonne Russell on March 18th, 2008

Thanks to Jennifer at My Organized Biz, I have $600 play money to spend.

As I’m not a US citizen, I don’t qualify for the actual $600 tax rebate, but I’m going to spend my $600 anyway. Because it’s virtual, I don’t have to pay it back and I can spend it on anything I like - all guilt free. Here goes…

I am a sucker for a good book, so I would combine $50 with my Amazon vouchers and go on a spending spree…. books for relaxation. Browsing at my local Borders would take care of another $50. There are some books on writing, including The Well Fed Writer and some on business I have my eye on.

With the remaining $500, I would take my own advice about work life balance. I’d take some time out to relax with my husband… maybe put it towards flight tickets to Melbourne, a hotel and a show. Sounds great…. and it hasn’t cost me a cent…

Thanks for my little bit of indulgence Jennifer… $600 seems to go further in my imagination, than it does in the real world.

Find out how my Home Biz Notes co-blogger, Mary Emma Allen spent her $600 rebate.

POSTED IN: Books, Finances & Money

5 opinions for $600 - Mine To Spend As I Please And All Guilt Free

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Mar 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    What a fun post, Yvonne. You’ve inspired us to balance fun with work. Now….let me see what I’ll do with my $600. See my post on March 19!

  • Jennifer Hofmann
    Mar 18, 2008 at 9:53 am

    This is great, Yvonne! I noticed, too, how it doesn’t go as far as I’d thought! I cut my list down to 6 things that were about $100 each.

    Other folks doing this meme are married (I’m not yet) and actually have $1200 to kick around (more if they have kids).

    Thanks for playing! :)

  • Yvonne Russell
    Mar 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I look forward to your post Mary Emma, and to seeing how you spend your $600.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Mar 18, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Jennifer
    This was fun. Thanks for my “play” money. :)

  • A Spree…All For Free(?)…With A Tax Rebate
    Mar 19, 2008 at 1:04 am

    […] If you want to read a fun post about how my co-blogger Yvonne Russell would spend a rebate (there aren’t any in Australia where she lives), check out, $600 - Mine To Spend As I Please And All Guilt Free. […]

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