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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    My most expensive watch set me back about 30% of my average disposable income.

    Sure, I could spend more, maybe save a couple of months and buy something truly stunning, but my priorities are different.

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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    Years ago when my wife and I were first married, we sat down and figured out our budget. We figured out how much money we needed for bills, for charitable giving, for savings and retirement, and how much of a monthly allowance we could give ourselves for fun money. We can spend our fun money however we wish--no questions asked. We can spend it a month at a time, or save it for something big. This system has worked well and has circumvented tons of potential arguments. When it comes to watches, it prohibits instant gratification, and really forces me to be sure of what I want.
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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by dkennedy1001 View Post
    How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?
    That Sir, Depends on the Watch!

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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by *El Ocho 1* View Post
    more than I should.........

    What he said.........

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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    I am now in a situation, where I pay for my wife's Uni, and my son's boarding school in UK.
    In August, my wife is going to UK to do the next, final step in her education.
    So I am saving my Disposable Income. I will need to pay for her Uni, her food, lodging, plane tickets back here ( I need to see her sometimes), a house keeper ( thinking a young Honduras girl - wife says an older Jamaican lady) plus my sons school.

    I will be rewarded as soon as she starts working. A nice car, and a nice watch. That is the deal.

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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    I know. I was merely suggesting from your collection I would assume a tax rate of higher than 20%, making 80% of income impossible, unless talking post-tax. Unless you have a great CPA. Thus the winky face ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by omeglycine
    I know. I was merely suggesting from your collection I would assume a tax rate of higher than 20%, making 80% of income impossible, unless talking post-tax. Unless you have a great CPA. Thus the winky face ;)
    Everything I said was net of taxes. I'm in the highest us tax bracket plus living in lake county Illinois I face huge state income tax and county property tax. That 80% figure was for my post-tax income figure.
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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    You could make a good living off of easy payment plans for luxury watches. $100 a month until it's paid off...
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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    What is Income tax?




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    Re: How much monthly disposable income would you spend on a watch?

    I don't measure it in months....more like Years.
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