Money management question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheShinyMac, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    Hey thanks for reading!
    I am currently in the 8th grade so this september I will be a freshmen. This summer I will be working at these jobs, caddying and designing and maintaining a website for a relative's business and sometimes I will babysit. My question for you is should I save up the money and buy another macbook pro once they update them or should I just put all my money into my bank account and maybe that will help pay for some books when I go to college. Or should I put it in a CD and watch it magically grow! Or should I just continue to enter for the free Macbook Pro and other goodies from Apple. Any helpful response is appreciated.
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    You already have a MBP. Save the money and start building your emergency fund. Having 3-6 months of money to live without debts is always a good backup plan. The younger you start the better. **** happens and you never know when you will need it.
  3. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Agreed. This makes sense as you already have a MBP. The money could help you a lot one day.
  4. bkarabel macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2007
    You are really lucky to have a macbook pro so why would you want to upgrade something working just fine right know, especially in this economic climate.
    Don`t forget " Cash is KIng ".
  5. TheVendor macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2008
    +1 for saving your money. You'll be thankful you did when it comes to paying off your student loans.
  6. neil1980 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    Or could get a new macbook pro and sell your old one... money from the old one you could then put in the bank and you've got a new macbook and money in the bank.

    Depends on how old your current macbook pro is I guess
  7. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    Thanks for the quick responses guys and I will save the money! Now should I put it in a CD or just my bank account oh yeah and i bought my MBP in August with a student discount so its not old and thanks again!
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Don't be TOO much of a martyr...take a little bit of money and max out the ram and the hard drive on your existing macbook pro so you can get a little bit more use out of it.
  9. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008

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