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Where does all the money go?

Asked by flutherother (28643points) June 29th, 2011

Why is it you always seem to have less money in the bank than you expected. Where does the money go?

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MilkyWay's avatar

The money monster gobbles some of it when the bankers aren’t looking.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

He ( the money monster ) is related to the sock monster.

TexasDude's avatar

To Taco Bell.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Interest.

When I stopped buying on credit and started paying cash for almost all of purchases I found I had much more money left over at the end of the month.

Allie's avatar

I don’t know what you’re talking about. Just the other day I found a book full of numbers and written on the cover was “Jelly bank accts.” I’ve been seeing funds added all the time.

Oh, wait…..

jrpowell's avatar

I keep a moleskin and track every penny I spend. It takes ten seconds to note that I spent 1.89 on a bottle of orange juice. That way I can look back and make sure everything matches up. And I can be, “WTF, I spent 30 dollars on sour patch kids last month.” Then I know I need to stop eating them so much.

TexasDude's avatar

Seriously. I started keeping track of how much I spent at Taco Bell last semester. I spent $110.50 there one semester alone! What the fuck?

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Stuff for our upcoming wedding, little bits at a time.

Giving to my mom when she goes overdraft grrr

Ordering sandwiches for lunch/dinners at work because my commute is such that food gets yucky between home and work. grrr

YARNLADY's avatar

Money is closely guarded in our family, and I know exactly where it goes. Our biggest expense, by far is the interest on our two mortages, followed closely by the interest and upkeep on our three cars, one of which we own outright.

josie's avatar

The government. Who in turn uses it, one way or the other, to buy votes. Maybe yours, maybe not.

Cruiser's avatar

You must be married and have kids…

FluffyChicken's avatar

Good ol’ taxes. Or maybe there’s an embezzler in your workplace.

Berserker's avatar

Some rich fucker’s pockets.

Aethelwine's avatar

Bills and food, bills and food, bills and food.

woodcutter's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Taco Bell much? Give your toilet the nick name: Chernobyl

wundayatta's avatar

Under the Orange Tree

TexasDude's avatar

@woodcutter lolololol I gave up fast food and soft drinks, so it’s all good now. My ass is thanking me, aside from the fact that I put hot sauce on everything now.

ucme's avatar

The wife’s shoe collection. She makes Imelda Marcos look like a fucking hobo!

Stinley's avatar

It’s scary when you add up all the little things and see just how much money you spend on RUBBISH and things that you DON’T NEED.

Blondesjon's avatar

Beer.

@jonsblond . . . does that count as bills or food?

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