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immediate • just yet • caught up
expenses • account
  1. We aren't saving much money right now, because most of what we make goes toward current .
  2. We have a joint for the things we buy together, and separate accounts for the things we try to hide from each other.
  3. I don't know what time our flight arrives , but I will let you know as soon as I find out.
  4. They are probably so with their new baby that they aren't thinking about much else.
  5. When you are young, you think mostly about the future.
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795 Personal Finance

Anitia talks about savings, retirement, and sharing money in a marriage.

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immediate future

I think about my immediate future.

The 'immediate future' is the term that is used to describe what is about to happen very soon.

Notice the following:

  1. I never really plan too far ahead. I tend to think only about my immediate future.
  2. The immediate future seemed bleak.

just yet

I'm not too worried about my retirement just yet.

'Just yet' is another way to say 'now' or 'right now.'

Notice the following:

  1. I can't go to school just yet, as I need to make sure that I have all the grades I need to get in
  2. I can't go out just yet, as I have lots of work that I need to do first.

get so caught up

Sometimes people get so caught up planning for retirement and saving money for retirement and they don't get to enjoy their life.

When you 'get caught up' doing something, you are so focused on what you are doing that you don't pay attention to other things around you.

Notice the following:

  1. I get so caught up on the phone with my friends that I often forget about the phone bill.
  2. I got so caught up at dinner that I was late meeting my friend.

current expenses

I was worried about having enough money to pay the current expenses.

'Current expenses' are the bills and living costs that you have to pay for right now, not in the future.

Notice the following:

  1. I have to work out all of my current expenses, and then I will be able to sort out a budget.
  2. Do you have a list of the businesses current expenses?

joint accounts

We have joint accounts and any financial things we discuss.

When people have 'joint accounts,' it means that they share a bank account and pool all of their money into it.

Notice the following:

  1. I do not agree with joint accounts.
  2. I am not sure if I would like a joint account again, as I do not like anyone knowing what I spend my money on.

 

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