People Confess How Their Life Would Change If They Suddenly Received $5,000
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Every penny counts.

And I count each and every one... twice.

I hate to admit it, but money matters.

It just does.

You can't buy food or gas with a smile.

No number is too small.

Who agrees?

Let's find out.

Redditor bdnskjynx wanted to share about how even a little bit of extra finance, can go a long way. They asked:

"How much would your life be impacted by suddenly getting 5000$?"

With 5K... I would buy some dental services. Why are teeth so expensive?!?!

Buying Relief

"I could pay for my upcoming neck surgery up front... herniated disc pinching a nerve affecting my right arm."

BeulahsButterflies

"I had the same thing done. Instant relief. It felt like I had just hit my funny bone almost constantly for months before I got mine done. Take all the restrictions seriously and you’ll heal just fine."

Bcmcdonald

Free

"I could pay off the last of my debt and, for the first time in my life, be completely debt free. Well, I don’t own a home yet. So being debt free would be short lived as I would like to buy a house for me instead of someone else."

Fixmy59bug

"Paying off your debt is like getting past the scene of an accident on the highway. You've been stuck bumper to bumper for so long, and then all of a sudden you're going 65 mph. It doesn't even feel like the same road. You thought you'd never get to your destination, and then all of a sudden it's right around the bend."

jephistopheles

Squeaks

"Make the squeaky noises in my car go away. Back right wheel , goes away after reaching above 60kmh. Sounds like the plastic undercarriage scrapping against the wheel but I am no car expert. Just really hate North American Cars. I've spent like 3k in the past 3 months and it doesn't feel like that"

Acrobatic-Compote-12

Blessed

"There would be no immediate impact. I'm not loaded, but I just have my debts paid and I'm saving for a house."

4SpeedArm

"Love this thread going on. I to consider myself blessed. But I also worked my butt off. Spent the past year paying off all debts. Been living way below my means. It’s all finally coming together and this year I finally get to give myself some things as a reward. Hope you all keep making wise decisions. Feel confident in life. And we all stay humble."

spare_oom4

Cushion

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"Gives me a little cushion between absolute ruin, a little breathing room."

Little_Buffalo

I love a good cushion; especially a money cushion.

Homeschool...

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"I could pay one semester of college tuition 🥲."

ShyCoconut0_0

911 Fund

"Quite a bit, I'll have to spend some time in the next couple weeks out of state dealing with a family emergency. That means I will not be working, which also means that my rent and other bills may not be covered next month. But I've been in worse situations, so everything will be alright."

codyfuincat

Everything

"Would be a game-changer. Single, live alone, bills are expensive, no savings... people talk about winning the lottery and while, yes, it would be amazing, 5k woUld also be life changing."

UKCHEF_Same.

"Living alone and I'm back in college while dealing with a bunch of health problems. That money would help so much."

Animasylvania

New Things

"I would be able to buy a new computer to work, and buy my grandpa some hearing aids."

WufoArt

"So this doesn’t solve the hearing aid problem, but check out pocket talkers. You can find them on Amazon or wherever. It’s a lot cheaper than hearing aids and I guess does make a difference for a lot of people."

continuingcontinued

"You may have looked into this already but my grandma has a Costco membership (~$60 in the US per year) to get her hearing aids for around $300 instead of $5000 after Medicare."

delaniear17

Not Enough

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"Weirdly for lower middle class family, not much. We have no debt and live within our means. We might take a nicer vacation, get some computer parts, and have a bit more savings. 5k isn't enough to make a lifestyle change."

bowlofweetabix

The Third

"It would be like one of those months you get paid 3 times."

BrilliantNothing2151

"That third paycheck in our household in the spring pays for the dogs annual vet visits, heartworm, and whatnot. Then we use the rest to buy something for the house and order the plants for the garden. In the fall we use it for Christmas present budget. It's nice money to have but we certainly don't need it to make ends meet."

theregalbeagle

Food for Thought

"Catch up on everything. Probably have enough left for a nice steak dinner at home. It'd be a nice stress relief and could probably start saving and slowly move forward."

the_deuce_lossener

Yard Service

"Not much. I’d probably go buy a greenhouse for my yard. I’ve been wanting one forever but don’t want to spend the money on it."

solskuggi

Changes

"Drastically would change my situation. I live paycheck to paycheck so that would be a dream."

inspiration27

Depends...

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"$5k would mean almost nothing at this point in my life. I read something funny recently $5000 was a lot to owe but not a lot to have."

Palmervarian

Timing

"At the right time it can make ALL the difference for someone. For a family just squeaking by paycheck to paycheck it can mean having a real Christmas or taking a much-needed vacation."

yParticle

Stocking Stuffer

"It would buy the trip I've been promising my daughter for 6 years. Our bills get paid, we own a house, we're doing OK. She's wanted to take a trip to where her mom died since the year after it happened. But the roof needs replacing and the car needs attention and there's just not enough to do everything. I've got 1500 cash in a vase, I keep stuffing some in there when I can but at the rate I'm going it's not gonna happen before its time for college."

toweringpine

DO It All

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"It would be life changing. I’d be able to get my orthopaedic… I’ve just been pretending I don’t need it. At first I thought about food and rent and camps for my daughter. But honestly, the orthopaedic could change the severity of my disability. And it makes way more sense to just freakin' do that."

JasAkiko

Wheels

"Considering my car just came back from the insurance adjusters as totaled, it would makeup for the gap between the book value and the insanity of what the market actually looks like right now."

UnethicalFood

A Fun Spree

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"It would certainly be nice but not life changing. We are very hard working and fortunate. I am remodeling a large section of my home by myself and it would be cool to have a surprise $5k shopping spree."

TheShoot141

Congrats to the people it wouldn't change life for. I however am on Venmo.

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