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What to do/ask for for 18th birthday

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greg0986, 20 Jun 2012.

  1. Greg0986

    Wise Guy

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    So, in a couple of weeks it is my 18th birthday and my parents are nagging me because I have not asked for a lot. I have asked for driving lessons :)p) and a couple of blu-rays, but they are still asking me. What should I ask for? I am already happy with the stuff I have plus, having a job means I can get what I want whenever I like.

    And recommendations? Alcohol is already on the list :D
     
    Last edited: 20 Jun 2012
  2. TNGL

    Mobster

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    A car for when you've passed your test? But maybe that will be pushing it
     
  3. RomanNose

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    Nothing, don't waste your parents money.
     
  4. HecFam

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    unless, since you've got a job, you put in some money as well for the car. That is if you want one and are likely to be able to drive...
     
  5. RomanNose

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    Really not worth having a car at the age in my opinion unless you work far away from home.
    Insurance is ££ could be spent on booze.
     
  6. T345

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    Tell them, too save some money for you when you go to university, so you don't get too much debt from a student loan.
     
  7. Ahleckz

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    Suit/Kilt.
     
  8. Greg0986

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    Could do, Don't work many hours but might be worth doing.

    Already got a student loan. That is a good idea actually. Ask them to put the money away to pay a small chunk off later :D
     
  9. aproctor

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Motorbike
    Computer
    Holiday
    Watch
    Nice Suit
    Clothes
    Crocodile Shoes - £2500
    Money towards a car - when you want one.
    Money towards uni

    Also content (adj) and contempt are very different. :)
     
  10. Macky

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    House party.
     
  11. Joshct

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    Lottery tickets.
    Lots of.
     
  12. byteagig

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    Freudian slip? :p

    Its my sons 18th in a few months, and he keeps saying he doesnt know what he wants yet. I dont have a clue what to get him :confused:
     
  13. Ahleckz

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    Don't repay your student loan early, totally retarded move.
     
  14. T345

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    Why?
     
  15. Macky

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    Doing yourself out of money. If you pay it back at a standard rate then you won't have to pay it all off as it will cancel long before you have paid it all off.

    As I said before, may as well ask if you can have a house party, only 18 once.
     
  16. Ahleckz

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    The interest rate is so low that there isn't any real savings to be made paying it off early. You'd be better putting the money into a savings account (hell, even a current account would probably do!) as you'd make more money than the interest on the loan would cost (though I believe it's going up slightly this year).

    Remember, the debt gets wiped after 25 years or so - so if you ended up in a job that didn't pay well (for whatever reason) then there's a good chance some of it will be wiped.
     
  17. Greg0986

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    Oops, edited XD. I mean put it in the bank for a couple of years and then pay give it to me to help pay it off.
     
  18. arknor

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    amsterdam tickets and a red light district guide book
     
  19. ripped

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    Amsterdam for "cakes"
     
  20. grudas

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    pfth.. my parents cut me off at 16 only providing roof over head and food :] i used to be fine with my EMA payments now ok with work.