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What Can You Buy With One Day's Worth of Your Salary?

What can you buy with one day's worth of your salary? Right now, I make about $76 a day, before taxes, which really isn't much. That means that on Monday, when I made an after work Rite-Aid makeup run, I practically worked an entire day for a tiny tube of RoC Eye Cream ($21.99 at Ulta), a small bottle of Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer ($18.69 at Ulta), Maybelline Colossal Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta), and a can of Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo ($5.99 at Ulta). Plus I bought an Apple Pecan Salad from Wendy's ($6.99) for lunch. All of my money was spent in one day. I really wanted to kick myself when I came to that realization. It was like a spiritual financial wakening.

Of course, I believe I invested wisely in a great eye cream and an anti-aging moisturizer (all of which I am hoping will last at least four to five months), but I'm still disappointed that my money disappeared in a day. I could have put that money towards new contact lenses or my next oil change.

On a much lighter note, let's have a little fun with this topic. To make it easy, let's say you make $10 an hour. That's $80 a day for a full 40 hour work week. You're definitely on a budget at that rate, especially if you're supporting yourself. Let's look at all of your spending options, and tell me which item you're most likely to go for!


Posted on May 17, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


posted by
5/17/12

That is a great outlook on budgeting your money! I have also heard of people calculating prices according to something they commonly buy like a latte, so this brand new purse will cost 20 lattes. They are both great ways for a person to better grasp what they are spending! great tips as always!


posted by
5/20/12

I'm biased to bags so I'd take the clutch. I'd buy a cheaper version of the glasses for about $10.


5/21/12

This is such an interesting post- really makes me reconsider where I'm putting my hard earned dollars!


posted by
6/09/12

Thank you for sharing this! It's always flattering to find my articles on here :)


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