Friday Five: Financial wishes

  • I would dearly like to NOT make lunches to take to work every day (SO TEDIOUS) but it’s such a big money saver. I’d also like to go to the supermarket and not constantly have to think about how much the total bill will be. I would love to buy really good food all some of the time, cost be damned.
  • I wish I had a personal chef. Seriously. It’s like I’ve lost all motivation to cook this summer. I don’t really enjoy it and I’m not particularly good at it. I think if I had the choice I would rather make more money and focus on work (though I do like what I do) and be able to outsource the procuring and production of yummy meals (or just get T to do it all. Whatevs).
  • I wish T made more money. He’s never gone back to making pre-recession income levels. And I wouldn’t say no to making more myself, of course.
  • I wish the IRD would sort its shiz out. For the past six months T’s income tax refund has been in limbo; the IRD says it’s been credited to his bank account – the same one he’s had for about five years – but it hasn’t shown up in there for some unknown reason. Where is it and who can release it??? It’s in some kind of banking no-man’s land. And it’s painful. That’s $500 we could definitely use.
  • I wish it was easier to make money than to spend money. Alas, the dollars leave you much faster than you can earn them. They’ll be flowing out pretty fast in coming weeks, what with a wedding and extended trip ahead.

What’s on your financial wish list?

8 thoughts on “Friday Five: Financial wishes

  • Reply My Financial Independence Journey March 1, 2013 at 23:45

    If I had one financial wish, it would be for a maid. I want someone else to do all the work of cleaning this place up. The only time I ever seem motivated to tidy up is when I should be doing something way more important and pressing.

  • Reply MissAmanda March 2, 2013 at 05:25

    I could probably think of 5 Financial Wishes myself, but there is one obvious answer for me: I want to be able to afford to quit my PT job. Working 60+ hours a week and still struggling just isn’t cutting it for me anymore. It MUST CHANGE. NOW! 🙂

  • Reply krantcents March 2, 2013 at 09:13

    I don’t have any financial wishes! I would like to swap my 3 story townhouse for a single level home or condo straight across. No additional money because I am about to pay off my mortgage within 4.5 years. It is difficult since there are very few good single level condos and homes are more expensive.

  • Reply Budget & the Beach March 2, 2013 at 13:32

    I totally second you on the personal chef. I’ve been working on a production set all week so our lunches have been catered. She is awesome and the food is super heathy. I’m in heaven!

  • Reply The Asian Pear March 3, 2013 at 06:21

    I want a condo SO bad. In fact, I’ve fallen in love with one already. Le sigh. Problem is that the condo costs $220K! GAH.

  • Reply Leigh March 3, 2013 at 08:02

    I wish I had a financial partner with whom I was working towards goals and could celebrate the successes with. Since I don’t, I talk to my mom about how my mortgage payoff is going, but I probably won’t talk about how much I have in investments after the mortgage is paid off. High income can be isolating in that I really don’t want anyone IRL to know just how much I’ve paid off of the mortgage or how much I have in savings.

  • Reply Funny about Money March 6, 2013 at 16:39

    🙂 Put me up in NZ for a month or two and I’ll cheerfully be your personal chef.

    Uhm…you do like Mexican food, right?

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