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What is the best thing you've spoiled yourself with in 2018? $300 or less spent on something that you didn't know you couldn't live without!

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Setting my card up with Apple Pay. Cost $0 to do that. I know, shoulda done it a long time back but I was stubborn. Until I was in London for work and the damn vending machines at work wouldn’t accept anything other than a tappable payment method. Now I can’t live without it!

Especially when travelling (domestic or international) cuz pinless credit cards still require signatures whereas Apple Pay, google pay etc don’t. So efficient, so much time saved!

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I do a ton of gardening. Boyfriend and I set up an irrigation system to help water the plants during the week when I’m away to make it easy and manageable when traveling.

I’ve come to love it. I’ve found it very therapeutic taking care of it during the weekend, and a nice way to get outside with some Vitamin D. It’s also exciting to see how everything has grown every 5 days you are away: flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

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I'm just here for the 100 purple that are going to say AirPods

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Extra underwear and socks. I have enough now to see me through almost 6 weeks with no laundry. Changed my weekend!

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A very practical, lazy bastard

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AirPods ... D1 I’m the first, 99 more to go

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Red lobster gift card, the gift that keeps on giving

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I pay 10 bucks a month for Spotfiy premium. For myself, not on a family plan with real family or friends. Not on University discount. Just me and 120 a month plus applicable taxes.

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absolute same my friend

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Monthly massage! (Massage Envy)

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Towel warmer for bathroom and a nice heating pad. Humidifier as well. All under $300 total

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I bought this same one in black.

Sonos and a rescue dog! Wooooo

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That’s true, however I was lucky enough to have the hookup. Been involved with rescue for the past year or so. Would 100% recommend going through a rescue organization over directly adopting from a shelter. The ~$250-$600 fee is well worth the value of avoiding getting a really sick dog, having a rescue org behind you, not having to deal with getting them fixed, etc. Pro tip: senior dogs are usually cheaper, more docile, and more likely to be potty trained!

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Weighted blanket. Best purchase ever. Just wish I could travel with it

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I bought one and I hated it, I couldn’t roll over when I was sleeping

Humidifier is a great one!
I also don’t regret my Nintendo switch purchase

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The tumi thing that helps you fold and store shirts whilst travelling.

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Slightly over the budget but got myself an Apple Watch as my promotion present. Been going to the gym 4-5 times per week ever since (used to push myself for going once before...) Feel like it’s a motivator to see the “rings” fill up and see it on a dashboard view

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An Air fryer!

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What is the best thing you’ve made in it? I just used mine for the first time to make fries and didn’t see much difference over using the oven 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Nintendo switch for sure - right at $300

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Mario Rabbids is surprisingly just as high quality as Mario Odyssey. Highly recommend if you like turn-based strategy.

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A Misono UX-10 chef's knife. If you cook, it is the best tool on the market.

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Sharp knives are safer. They don't slip off the material or jaggedly cut which makes them more predictable.

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Grow lights for my new succulent garden! It’s addicting! 👩🏻‍🌾

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Look at these lil cuties! I set the grow light on a 12 hour timer at 100% and then ignore them all week because they need very little water. Great for travelers!

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Electric toothbrush

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My dog. Technically free since I found her rummaging through garbage for food.

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I would say spoiled my self as it was a lot of money, but I bought a steamer and it’s so much easier than using an iron. Best adult purchase I’ve made.

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I have a higher end steamer. It's good for t-shirts or more casual shirts when going out. It does not hold a candle to a quality iron for dress shirts or pants. An iron is still a must.

I bought a top model so more than $300, but a robot vacuum. God, it’s great.

Also, alexas with smart lights. It’s such a small thing, but honestly worth the return just saying lights on and off for lamps; did it with Christmas tree lights this year too. Makes it all so easy.

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Any non-tech folks here exit with around 4YOE and get a 20%+ comp increase? Right now all roles I’m looking at pay the same or less than what I make currently and I’m getting a bit discouraged. Could use your success stories as motivation!

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Buying a condo in Chicago and seller is anchoring on what he thinks it's worth. Comps don't exactly align to his thinking. I like the place and location a lot. He's sticking to $740, I was hoping to, at most, spend $735 (was really hoping for $725).

Am I short-sighted to potentially lose a place I like (and locking in a rate now) over $5k? I'm at the high end of my range, but haven't factored in my wife's income at all, so we'd still live fairly comfortably.

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Why tf am I on I-95 at 6:00

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Guy says he doesn’t know if he sees being with me for the long term. I cut off contact with him because I’m catching feelings, should I have waited for him to decide?

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Our audit team is looking for ideas on how to use Alteryx in our audit. I’m currently an authorized user of PowerBI, but would love to learn Alteryx. How have y’all used it, and did it gain efficiencies?

I had TCS offer and accepted offer but didn't join. In future, are we allowed to apply/attend interview for TCS again ? Will they rehire

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Hey Chicago 🐠 how’s the weather out there today? I’ve heard T-storms. I am supposed to fly to ORD today but worried the weather will cause problems.

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Moving to Chicago soon, if you’re looking for a reliable and financially stable tenant lmk. 1 bedrooms only.

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I am not happy with my job in Accenture and I am currently rolled off from the current project, I don't want to continue further, Is it good to resign and search for job ? Or resign only after getting job offer ? And also will they relieve me within 30 days from Accenture ? Accenture India

I have 4.5 years if experience in .net domain and how much can CTC can I expect ?

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Anyone at FIMA Europe today?

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It’s Elite Seniors Week!!! If you were not selected, EY wants to make sure you feel unappreciated at your little cube! That is all! 😙

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Considering all this covid stuff isn't going away any time soon and many programs are doing "remote" learning anyway, any thoughts on online programs for top schools? Would this lessen the stigma around online programs?

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