$1000. Ten Things. Heck Yeah.

A thousand dollars.

That’s our assignment from Stasha on this week’s addition of Monday Listicles.

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There’s usually some writing project or article that I’m working on (for which I’m grateful).

It takes a few assignments to hit a grand. Have I hit a grand?

Surely I have but once checks are deposited, out the money goes.

So to have a $1000 allowance just sitting there?

Let’s see.

10.  A Pedicure.    $35

Today staring down at my toenails in church, I decided I needed a professional one. I polish them but it’s just not the same. I can’t stay inside the lines with crayons or nail polish.

9.    Redesigning my blog/website.  $500

I need to spend time thinking, reworking. I could spend the entire $1000 and more. But that would make for a short listicle.  So I cap my spending at half the amount.

8.    Tithe.  $100

I try to give 10 percent of every paycheck to the church.

Just thinking — my dad sends me a little extra money in the mail. Do I tithe that? Does it even cross my mind? Hmm.




6., 5., 4., 3., 2.   I really want to take our nuclear family away on a mini-trip before our eldest leaves for college. Honestly, I’d put all $1000 toward that.


1. On second thought, maybe I’d put the $1000 in his college account. He has a college account, right?


How would you spend a $1000?

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20 responses to “$1000. Ten Things. Heck Yeah.”

  1. $1000 for anything — wow, agreed, a mini-trip for all would be high on the list, but college higher… one more year for us…
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  2. Gretchen says:

    I’m pretty impressed that you thought to both tithe and save. My first thought was vacation and new clothes. Eek, priorities!
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  3. john miles says:

    Why would you resign your blog? It so good — keep it!

  4. College costs? Through the roof! We are in the midst of that for two kids right now! GAH!
    Jennifer Worrell recently posted..Ten Things I’d Do with $1,000

    • Jamie Miles says:

      Two…oh Jennifer. Let’s hope for all of us putting children through college the economy picks up so they’ll have a job when they get out.

  5. I’m feeling very fortunate about the vacation we’re taking next week – with kids ranging from 1 to 21, we won’t get many more with everyone together. Already, the two oldest have other plans for much of the week, but I’ll take what I can get.

    Also – line reduction? Yes, please!
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  6. Ally says:

    Ah, the college money. I so know that pain/worry/dilemma. Senior year starts next year and college will be right on his heels. ACK!
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  7. Robyn says:

    College is expensive, but you’d have lots of memories from the trip.
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  8. Oy college costs. I don’t even want to think about that!
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Monday Listicles: Stasha’s Giving Away Money!

  9. Brandee says:

    What a fantastic list. I can’t remember the last time I had a pedicure and need one in the worst way.
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  10. Laura says:

    A thousand bucks isn’t as much as it sounds for the first listening, unfortunately. It only can save small problems, monthly a thousand would sound pretty much better:)
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  11. Bridget says:

    I can’t stay in the lines either. In life or in nail polish.
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  12. Stasha says:

    You sweet thing. How about collage accound plus a little something something for mommy?
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  13. I think you can squeeze in a pedicure even with escalating college costs, yes? 🙂
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  14. Janice says:

    College fund? What’s that? I never had one and I’m fine! Oh wait…..I’m buried in school loans….never mind. Yes. I’m all for the college fund!

  15. Janice says:

    Oh. And kudos for the tithe. How many of us remembered that? 🙂
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  16. Larks says:

    Ooof. What’s that? Something about college tuition being a crazy expensive thing that I’ll eventually be responsible for? ::: puts fingers in ears ::: LALALALALALALALALA! I can’t hear you!

    Love your list. All responsible spending and no play makes Jack a dull boy… ;P
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