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Herb

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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2012, 07:17:23 AM »
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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2012, 07:33:02 AM »
stopped smoking.... stopped wasting money for other things :)


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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2012, 10:40:43 AM »
money.
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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2012, 11:17:59 AM »

For me...I'm not pro and don't do this for living so most of money from:

1. Bring lunch to work - save more than $2000 per year
2. Save all coins & change - over $400 last year
3. Bonus from work - $3500
4. Use my American Express Reward (1 point for every dollar) - MUST PAY IT OFF at end of the month - why use your ATM- earned $523 in 2011 . I usually exhange for gift cards - homedepot, lowes, etc...

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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2012, 02:11:30 PM »
 8) 8) 8)  Dont really recommend this option 8) 8) 8)

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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2012, 05:09:36 PM »

1. Bring lunch to work - save more than $2000 per year


This. It's shocking how much you save making your own food. When I stopped buying lunch at school every day I couldn't believe how much money I saved. ($5 a day * 180 days a year = $900 - a lot of money when you're trying to put yourself through college).

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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2012, 06:36:50 AM »
No debt, saving, and patience. Also, admittedly not the smartest (but it works for me), is to give Uncle Sam a free loan then spend my tax rebate on fun stuff.

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Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2012, 06:48:58 AM »
I save up. I have a "Lens Jar" at home, I put part of my pay in every month, to commit to a lens I wanna buy. I get it once I have 20% over the amount required, therefore at the very least I have some savings as a backup - and also, it confirms I want the lens seriously, and not just on a whim.


That said, I did sell a couple of old coins from the 19th century for my first L lens... lol

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