Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

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It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)


Hey! Did you go get your new iPhone yet… oh, wait. Sorry. Forgot. They’re, like, $200. Well this is awkward. Tell you what—turn your fridge into a giant iPhone for just $13 with these App Magnets. Every time you go to check your empty fridge, it’ll inspire you to work towards getting that iPhone.

15% ($8,375 to $34,000)


Work, work, work. All you do is work. You can’t even find time to surf the web for fun! It seems like the only spare time you have is when you’re in the car. If only there was some sort of desk you could attach to your steering wheel. It’d have to be affordable, too, like $25 or so. Looks safe!

25% ($34,000 to $82,400)


So you got yourself an iPad and you LOVE fanny packs. But nobody in their right mind would make an oversized fanny pack, call it an iPad Sling, and charge $55 for it, would they? Would they?! They would.

28% ($82,400 to $171,850)


You’re into both car sports and lifeblogging, right? Bet you wish you could find a gadget that could be used for both of those passions. Oh, perfect. An HD Mini DVR with Viewscreen for Car Sports and Life Blogging for just under $130. Make sure to check out the FAQ’s on the product page. “Can I use this in my bedroom to record some extreme indoor sports? Yes you may. You will need to leave the lights in the bedroom on since this camera does not have an IR function.” Are they talking about grown-up things?

33% ($171,850 to $373,650)


This is no ordinary six-foot Grim Reaper statue. Oh no. This is a six-foot Taunting Grim Reaper statue. It taunts! From the product description: “Standing 6′ tall, this animated Grim Reaper senses approaching guests and beckons them forth in a blood curdling, gravelly voice.” Yours for $300, which we can all agree is totally worth it for scaring burglars away.

35% ($373,650 and up)


Your crew calls you the King of Krayons. You care nothing—NOTHING!—about the flagrant misspelling of crayons. You’re the king, after all. And nothing says King of Krayons more than a 24k gold crayon box necklace. The price is unknown but it was spotted in South Philly somewhere. You’ll have to get your own necklace custom made, which will give you the perfect opportunity to change the spelling on your custom bling.

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