What else eats up your disposable income ?
Dogs, kids and house.
Lovely old cottage in an idyllic position… Reality eats fuel, needs new windows, repainting, internally decorating, new bathroom and then new kitchen…
We often talk about moving to a modern house and actually having the time / money to ride bikes 😕Posted 4 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
After the bikes it’s got to be (in no particular order) –
HousePosted 4 years ago
Pooch (thinking of getting another soon as well)
Caravan & associated trips away
Chickens – they keep laying eggs so I have to buy more baking ingredients to use them up (it’s a terrible life).
And after paying the best part of 300 quid to get the car through its MOT today I think I can add that to the list. Normally doesn’t cost much at all other than fuel though.freeagentMember
6 year old daughter who has Ballet, Jazz and Tap dancing lessons, goes to drama classes, swimming lessons and rainbows.
2.5 year old daughter who does Ballet and tap lessons.
Large childcare bill for before/after school.
Weekly demands for money from school (tickets for XYZ/sponsor money/trips out)
Still paying my student loan off (circa £135 PCM)
when the little one starts school I’m hoping some of the disposable income is going to get eaten up by either a Toyota Landcruiser or a Nissan Patrol, as I want to do an overland trip to Morocco.Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
Motoring at the moment…..
New Family Car bringing up to scratch/MOT/Insarnce etc, My Van, Old family car getting ready for sale…..
Oh And My “Project” Supercharged Kadett but that money is hived off already in a separate fund
Kids and Family don’t really come under “Disposable” income, as they come first….
Blade went last autumn 🙁Posted 4 years agotoby1Member
Savings for holidays (NYC in September), eating out/nights out, F1 tickets (I’ve never been to figure it’s time to go), car service and soon to be car tax, replacing damaged bike clothing after an off while commuting (for no sensible reason, the off that is, I just fell over). Stuff in general, I like money, but I am very good at giving it away too.
I’d like an expensive hobby too apart from cycling but I don’t seem to need one, I already spend a fortune monthly.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
I have absolutely no idea where it goes. I have my suspicions about me supporting various arms of my wifes family as well as definately supporting Littlewoods catalogs.
The bits that fall out of that, well, it’s much like the hobbies thread. Bikes, computers, family, just generally enjoying ourselves. I don’t need to spend a lot of money to be happy..which is good.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Erm. if not the mtb, then its the other mtb, or maybe the road bike. And my son’s bikes. And my wife’s. And any other bike-realted ideas I may have. (you get the picture)
Some goes on on household goods etc if they need replacing.
We have a sensible car, we have a sensible TV, we have a sensible house. They’ll be upgraded one day when necessary (ie broken), but not before.
Holidays are usually cheap affairs with the family, although skiing needs planning (but not been for at least 5 years now).
Anything left over gets put into savings of one sort or another.
Kind of boring really. But my bikes are really nice 🙂Posted 4 years agoweeksySubscriber
Just seeing what STWers are ‘into’ and where their money goes if it’s not cycling/bikes/kit.
For me personally i’d like a 2nd bike, but currently my spare cash each month is going on my KTM Superduke and motorbike trackdays. I’m not neglecting the Spearfish having put a new HOPE BB in there just last night, but there’s not the spare cash at the moment to buy/build a nice commuter HT and winter type bike that i keep thinking “i’d like….”Posted 4 years ago
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