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

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  1. Toadtele

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    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

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    I'd like an esquire CS if you don't mind :p
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    Spend some time in Cuba.
     
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    Wait.
     
  7. Jupiter

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    Buy some gas
     
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    Let's see your 12 string and metal body resonator...
     
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    Oh. A resonator. Hmm. Just bough a new 12 string last spring. But don’t own a resonator. Sage advice
     
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    All my bonuses go straight to RRSP. I try not to notice them.
     
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    What’s RRSP?
     
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    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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    Ah. Retirement. That’s a great idea too.
     
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    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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    You know what the twist is: the further you are from retirement, the more your investments could compound.
     
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    Lately I have been eying the recent Fender offset offerings.
     
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    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.
     
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    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! :)
     
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    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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    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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