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Think twice about spending that bonus

Original post made on Dec 12, 2015

When is a bonus not a bonus? When you fail to think about what that extra income will mean to your overall finances.

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Comments (6)

Posted by Debbie Downer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Geesh. What a downer. Come on! Bonus money is still MONEY. Yes you should always determine a bonus and Salary together to determine impacts but... Come on


Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 12, 2015 at 9:41 pm

You might be over thinking this bonus thing.

Posted by wondering
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 14, 2015 at 9:45 am

Something to think about: Some of us don't ever get a bonus. This falls into the category of a problem I wish I had. Just saying.

Posted by Steven
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

Steven is a registered user.

I find it disheartening that people would splurge because of a one time payment. Doesn't anyone take a holistic view of their finances? If you have credit card debt, yet use a bonus to purchase a new TV or take a vacation, you have real problems.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Birdland

on Dec 14, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?

Posted by amused
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Interesting way to try to drum up business. A financial planner saying that one should get financial advice when getting a bonus......

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