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Thread: The cost of "Quality of Life"

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    The cost of "Quality of Life"

    I just finished working on a retirement budget for a client and, as usual, we talked about quality of life expenses. These are the expenses for such stuff as shopping for things you don't need, eating out and other entertainment.

    Having done this kind of thing for a while I see these calculations all over the board but I'm curious as to what the board has to say. The options are annual figures and choices are private.

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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    I am semi retired and probably will be until I die. I will always need to bring in a few extra bucks but I like working fifteen or twenty hours a week, it keeps me in the game.

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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    No idea how to answer. I don't need cable, internet, cellphones and the like technically, and then there are things like investments that we do not need, but can make. Just too broad for me to put a figure on.

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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    I blow at least fifty large a year on hookers and blow.

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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I just finished working on a retirement budget for a client and, as usual, we talked about quality of life expenses. These are the expenses for such stuff as shopping for things you don't need, eating out and other entertainment.

    Having done this kind of thing for a while I see these calculations all over the board but I'm curious as to what the board has to say. The options are annual figures and choices are private.
    I'd guess about $2000 on toys, vehicles, race car stuff, etc. Occasionally I'll sell one of the toys and make a profit, so it may pay for itself, sometimes. Inventions. I buy parts to build things. I expect these to pay for themselves, but that seldom happens. Too many computers.

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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    No idea how to answer. I don't need cable, internet, cellphones and the like technically, and then there are things like investments that we do not need, but can make. Just too broad for me to put a figure on.
    I'm not talking about that stuff. That's all stuff I'd include under utilities or investment. What I'm talking about is eating out, going to the movies, buying new clothes, seeing a concert...that kind of stuff.

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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    Maybe a grand a year, tops. We're out in the sticks and 'quality of life' kinda just happens. Potlucks once a week, dine out maybe once a month, like that. It's 'way cheaper than living in the city.
    Last luxury I'll give up, though, is satellite radio. $13/month.
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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    I have no idea. I'm guessing you would include hobby expenses, which for me, are pretty substantial. My guess would be in the 5-12 thousand dollar range. Maybe less, and certainly no more.
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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Maybe a grand a year, tops. We're out in the sticks and 'quality of life' kinda just happens. Potlucks once a week, dine out maybe once a month, like that. It's 'way cheaper than living in the city.
    Last luxury I'll give up, though, is satellite radio. $13/month.
    Closer to 2 grand. If it matters. Which it don't.
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    Re: The cost of "Quality of Life"

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have no idea. I'm guessing you would include hobby expenses, which for me, are pretty substantial. My guess would be in the 5-12 thousand dollar range. Maybe less, and certainly no more.
    In my experience that's where most people fall.

    A lot of people start out telling me that it's minimal but then I start asking about how often they buy lunch out or stop for a coffee and end up shocked at what it adds up to.

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