Got a great bonus. But I’ve got no gas

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toadtele, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
    Never been in this situation. Xmas bonus this year was awesome. Very pleased. But what to do with it? Worked like a dog this year. Nice raise and promotion so I feel like I should really treat myself. Wife agrees. But honestly I’ve got no gas. First world problem eh.
  2. brogh

    brogh Assistant Admin Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Admin Post
    I'd like an esquire CS if you don't mind :p
  3. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Dear Santa,

    I’ve been very good this year. I ate all my vegetables, and only beat up my brother once. I walked the dog, and cleaned up all his poop, and did the dishes every day.

    I would really like a Jeff Beck Stratocaster in surf green. If you don’t have one, the white will be fine.

    Thanks so much!

    PS- The cookies are “special”, don’t eat more than one at a time.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  4. DuckDodgers

    DuckDodgers Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Nov 5, 2015
    Dee-troit City
    Put it in your toy account. After the holidays there will be a lot of returns, guitars sold to pay bills, and other deals, and one might grab your interest. In the meantime, treat all your guitars to new strings!
  5. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Spend some time in Cuba.
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  7. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Buy some gas
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  8. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2006
    Near Athens GA USA
    Let's see your 12 string and metal body resonator...
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  9. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
    Oh. A resonator. Hmm. Just bough a new 12 string last spring. But don’t own a resonator. Sage advice
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  10. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    All my bonuses go straight to RRSP. I try not to notice them.
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  11. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
    What’s RRSP?
  12. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Registered Retirement Savings Plan -- I don't know what the equivalent name is for the American plan, but there must be one.
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  13. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
    Ah. Retirement. That’s a great idea too.
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  14. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    Could set up a GAS account then you’re building interest on the funds, and if/when you come across that one thing you never knew you needed, there’s no stress/fighting cuz you’re already sitting on the money for it.

    As for me, I’d love a duesenburg or a veritas semihollow and maybe a couple supro amps to get a wicked stereo setup going...
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  15. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    You know what the twist is: the further you are from retirement, the more your investments could compound.
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  16. t-ray

    t-ray Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Apr 18, 2010
    Gotham City
    Lately I have been eying the recent Fender offset offerings.
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  17. harlycarly

    harlycarly Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Republik of Vermont
    Take a tiny bit of it and buy an basic but decent guitar that plays well. There are many of them available for not a whole lot of money. Give it to a kid or beginning player that doesn't have access to something decent. Make plans to check in with the recipient on a regular basis and teach them some basic maintenance, maybe a few chords. Give the joy of an NGD. Your GAS will come in due time.

    Oh... and if possible..... buy it from a local store with a good reputation.

    Share the love, Bruddah. It will come back to you in ways you'll never expect.
  18. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Glad to see I'm not the only "mature" person here.....I'm now retired, and "reasonably" comfortable financially, (I'm just naturally frugal) but I still wish I could tell my younger self two things......DON'T marry Lynn.....and save more for retirement! :)
  19. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    A lot of people in the US this year ( Cali/ NC/Fla/ Puerto Rico) could really use a hand.
    I'd donate something to a helpful charity.
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  20. sean79

    sean79 Poster Extraordinaire

    If it were me, I might just put whatever amount I think I might use on a guitar away for now. Just stash it someplace and earmark it for when you do get the itch for new gear.
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