$200 yo-yo (Oxygene Oxy 3, the first Oxygene yo-yo released)
$300 speakers (2 BIC DV84 speakers)
$90 video games (Zelda Twilight Princess and Xenoblade Chronicles X)
$100 echo dot
I kind of exploded over the weekend. The $200 yo-yo was a very rare model in good condition. The $300 speakers are a consumptive fix for my broken back speaker ($60ish to replace). Instead I’ll just move the front speakers to the rear and put the new speakers in the front. If I fix the back left speaker, then I can use it for 7.2 surround sound.
The video games… the main one is Zelda Twilight Princess HD. I tried to cancel the other one, but I couldn’t. It’s also a good game… But yeah they are expensive.
Overall… Yeah, this delays me… but as long as I don’t do it again for another month or two, it doesn’t derail my plan by that much. I was really annoyed when the speaker stopped working and the surround cut out, and I’ve been wanting more bass in my front speakers for a while. In a way, I feel like, if I’m going to do this, I want my home theater to satisfy me. Do I need the home theater? No, of course not. And I have some great headphones anyway. So definitely part of this is the lame “I deserve this” feeling. Next FPU class is tonight.
I’m giving up $2000 in future money. I also bought an LED which I mounted on the bottom of my bedside table so I can turn on a light at night without having my eyes explode ($6.99)
There are still several tempting yo-yos on eBay. An old collector is selling his collection. These would just be multiples of yo-yos I already own. And eventually I’ll get old and just have to sell them myself, so what’s the point?
Maybe when I have issues with things and I’m tempted to spend more money to solve them, I should just put that money into Lending Club, or some other ~5 year time horizon investment.
Speaking of Lending Club, one of my loans went into default:
Why in the world did this loan need to go into default? Job loss? Given, the job title was misspelled. Maybe that should’ve been a sign.
B/c of the waste, it’s like the weekend never happened. I’m probably about 1% off. But according to my chart, I’m at 21.6%. I think the plan is roughly 2 saved dollars per earned dollar, so by actually working days, to earn the money Back I think it’s more like 3 ($690 waste/($341 money progress per day*.66 fraction of money progress that is earnings)).
Averaging $500/month isn’t great