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How to spend my money

I have lived in "Die Schweiz" for a few years now and have saved up way too much money, and need advice on how to spend it.

Should I:
- Go out drinking with my friends
- Buy a pair of pants in a shop on Bahnhofstrasse
- Invest in gold bullions
- Take a taxi anywhere
- Buy a beer at a bar down town
- Purchase beef in the supermarket

I make CHF 150K a year including bonus. Advice much appreciated.
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Re: How to spend my money

Bank details sent by pm.
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Old 05.01.2017, 23:29
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150k? Poverty is nothing to be ashamed of. I'm sure you'll do better in your next professional challenge.
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Old 05.01.2017, 23:33
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Re: How to spend my money

My wife blows it on jewellry, cars, and houses.

Last house was CHF 80k.

Last car was 3.8k

(at least she's economical with her money)

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My wife blows it on jewellry, cars, and houses.

Last house was CHF 80k.

Last car was 3.8k

(at least she's economical with her money)

Tom
Be careful, she might be planing her departure .....

Hey, where did she buy that house?
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Re: How to spend my money

Invest it in a loss-making partnership.
Your tax return thanks you.
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I have lived in "Die Schweiz" for a few years now and have saved up way too much money, and need advice on how to spend it.

Should I:
- Go out drinking with my friends
- Buy a pair of pants in a shop on Bahnhofstrasse
- Invest in gold bullions
- Take a taxi anywhere
- Buy a beer at a bar down town
- Purchase beef in the supermarket

I make CHF 150K a year including bonus. Advice much appreciated.
Pick one thing to do per year?
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Old 06.01.2017, 07:12
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Re: How to spend my money

Get a girlfriend!

In fact, get two.

The money will soon be gone.
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Re: How to spend my money

Go into a casino and put it all on red.

Your problem of excess liquidity will be instantly solved or you'll walk out of it twice as rich.
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My wife blows me. I buy her jewellry, cars, and houses.

Last house was CHF 80k.

Last car was 3.8k

(at least she's economical with her money)
Fixed for you Tom

(Well it is Friday)
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Treat yourself to a Big Mac meal? Maybe even the large one with extra fries and a large coke?
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Drive your Ferrari really quickly on the roads
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Re: How to spend my money

Actually, buying a pair of pants on Bahnhofstrasse might not fit the intended irony of the post. True, depends on the shop, but there are quite a few shops there where pants cost less than...gulp...Germany! (especially when there are sales, which for some reason seem to be way better bargains i de Schwiiz than abroad)
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I might be understanding it wrong but my impression was always that certain men buy a Ferrari in order to impress girls. These girls are then interested in expensive cars and anything else that is expensive and should be a solution for the OP's problem.

So then why didn't he find a girl?
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I have lived in "Die Schweiz" for a few years now and have saved up way too much money, and need advice on how to spend it.
German lessons? In der Schweiz, surely?

Spend it on women, wine and song. The rest just waste. (c)Georgie Best.

Give 10% to a charity of your choice. It's good for the soul. If it's one that provides shoes for homeless kids, it's also good for the sole.

Hows your pension fund? If it's not great, then if possible put extra payments into it, or invest in shares/bonds/gold.
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I might be understanding it wrong but my impression was always that certain men buy a Ferrari in order to impress girls. These girls are then interested in expensive cars and anything else that is expensive and should be a solution for the OP's problem.

So then why didn't he find a girl?
You're not going to be impressing Swiss girls with a Ferrari on 150k... on that salary he's going to need some looks and charisma to go with it.
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Re: How to spend my money

Buy a Ferrari hat doesn't break down.

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Have kids! They'll empty your wallet in no time.

If small kids are not your thing, then go for a sugar baby.


Ps: my invoice is in the post
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Buy a Farrari that doesn't break down.
Farrari... is that a cheap Chinese knock-off?
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Farrari... is that a cheap Chinese knock-off?
Corrected, it is early.
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