My calculator tells me that I get to spend $51,200 today. I also realized that I need to make a list of things already “purchased” so I don’t forget something – like I already did
The kids are getting new clothes – $6000 between the three of them.
A new van for me would indeed be pleasant, but I want to go hybrid. Finding a hybrid vehicle that feels like “me” and has enough seating for my family + guests (You know The Teen has to have a friend come with us on trips – it helps to provide entertainment) is proving to be a quite ardurous task. Everyone has a minivan prototype in development, and I’m just not really a SUV kind of girl. But I’m stuck, given the fact that there’s no such thing as a sedan that will seat 6 or 7 comfortably. So? I’ll have to stick with what’s available and efficient.
According to FuelEconomy.gov, the most energy efficient minivan is the Mazda 5. It seats six, and after using the “Build My Mazda” menu to select options, the Mazda5 for my family has an MSRP of $24,500.
The remaining $20,700 is going to pay for a nanny/housekeeper for a year (More housekeeping than nannying).
I’m participating in The Millionaire Mommy Next Door’s abundant life spending spree