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Drawing a blank on what to spend some of my bonus money on. What does everyone do? I’m a natural saver so that’s what I’ll do with most of it but I want to splurge on something with $500 or so. (Cont)

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^D1 that’s pretty condescending. You could’ve just as easily said “Things for your hobbies? I always have gear to buy.” OP, bonus money should be spent something a little ridiculous that you normally wouldn’t get because it’s extravagant or exorbitant. Tech, accessories, experiences, art etc. Things off the top my head are: headphones, record player, leather jacket, cooking classes, original oil paintings, watches, fancy ass candles

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Guessing BCG saw your bonus and still thinks it's low. MBB pays better. 😒 Not bad from what I've seen others report this cycle. What's your level & practice? I usually splurge on a tech toy or nice clothes. Reality is that you probably make enough cash on the regular to buy what you want. Once you figure it out though... treat-yo-self and have some fun.

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Hookers and blow

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Save the money for the future...your future self will thank you

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Lol I’m pretty happy where I am C1 but thanks. Merely on a mission to remind others of common decency even in anonymity.

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How about a nice watch? I think Shinola is in that range and a great story behind it. Or just go into Starbucks and prepay $200 worth of drinks and then watch happiness happen.

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Get some clothes that you feel like a million bucks in.

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With my bonus... I would probably by a bag of chips at the gas station

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Do you not have hobbies? There's always new gear I want. If you don't have a hobby, get one.

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AP1, find your safe space.

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BCG1 proving you don't have to be an ass to work at MBB, but it is encouraged.

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Some great suggestions here, thanks. I could use a new wallet and a new suit. I do have hobbies actually: biking, home brew, running. Those all have various associated gadgets that I could get. The Starbucks/random acts of kindness thing kind of intrigues me... And art, that’s something I didn’t think of but have splurged on in the past have definitely have wall space for. Might as well throw in a steak dinner too. EY1 I’ve been there! It makes me appreciate years like this even more

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Total gross was 12k ACN6. That’s a lot more than anything I saw when I worked at ACN.

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Yeah I’m going to save $7.5k of the $8k or so after taxes but want to do something fun with just a little bit

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Property taxes

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I’m spending mine on a watch and I bought some solid old school shop tools for my wood working hobby

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Treat your parents to a nice dinner, sports event, or XYZ. I did that with a portion of my first bonus (~12 yrs ago) since my parents have always been so supportive of me and they still talk about it. It was kind of nice to say, 'I've got this' to them for once.

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Bcg1 and Acn6 my bonus is bigger but I only want to splurge with $500 or so of it. You would know that if you actually read the thread. But thanks for the great advice.

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Travel. Best while you’re young and not when you’re old. But also save

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Buy some Beanie Babies and pet rocks

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Fooooood

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