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The Downside of Financial Programs
Jan 24, 2023 08:47:42   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I've been using Quicken for about thirty years, and it's easy - too easy - to see how much I have spent on various things, like camera batteries. Does $1,177 sound excessive? It does to me, and I buy generic batteries. That's since 2004 for camcorders and still cameras. How about $974 on memory cards since 2002?

If I had it do over again, I'd do it differently - somehow. All those small amounts add up over time.

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Jan 24, 2023 09:01:20   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been using Quicken for about thirty years, and it's easy - too easy - to see how much I have spent on various things, like camera batteries. Does $1,177 sound excessive? It does to me, and I buy generic batteries. That's since 2004 for camcorders and still cameras. How about $974 on memory cards since 2002?

If I had it do over again, I'd do it differently - somehow. All those small amounts add up over time.

Pro-rating over 10 years it may not seem quite as bad...

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Jan 24, 2023 09:15:39   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been using Quicken for about thirty years, and it's easy - too easy - to see how much I have spent on various things, like camera batteries. Does $1,177 sound excessive? It does to me, and I buy generic batteries. That's since 2004 for camcorders and still cameras. How about $974 on memory cards since 2002?

If I had it do over again, I'd do it differently - somehow. All those small amounts add up over time.

I have spent maybe $500 in OEM batteries since I went digital and much less on memory cards!!!
Once the money is gone it makes no difference where it went especially if it made you happy at the time!!

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Jan 24, 2023 10:22:50   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Manglesphoto wrote:
I have spent maybe $500 in OEM batteries since I went digital and much less on memory cards!!!
Once the money is gone it makes no difference where it went especially if it made you happy at the time!!


"...maybe..."

I would have said the same thing until I looked.

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Jan 24, 2023 10:36:40   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
If you have vertigo don't stand at the edge of a cliff and look over.

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Jan 24, 2023 10:41:07   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
kpmac wrote:
If you have vertigo don't stand at the edge of a cliff and look over.


Good advice. I tend to stay away from the edge of anything.

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Jan 24, 2023 10:49:23   #
LEWHITE7747 Loc: 33773
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I've been using Quicken for about thirty years, and it's easy - too easy - to see how much I have spent on various things, like camera batteries. Does $1,177 sound excessive? It does to me, and I buy generic batteries. That's since 2004 for camcorders and still cameras. How about $974 on memory cards since 2002?

If I had it do over again, I'd do it differently - somehow. All those small amounts add up over time.


If your wife hasn't complained about all the equipment laying around, you should be OK. lol

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Jan 24, 2023 13:44:29   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
LEWHITE7747 wrote:
If your wife hasn't complained about all the equipment laying around, you should be OK. lol


Whenever she would say, "Is that a new...?" My answer would be, "Oh, I've had this for years." It seemed to work.

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