"I was just looking at some 50 mm ..."
BigJake, my most favorite movie of all time BTW, there is a reason the EF 50mm f1.8 is so cheap.
I would rather see you get a used EF f1.4 or a Sigma 50mm.
Here is a great 'starter' kit and there will be no shipping charge. Rebel T3i with kit lens Maybe not sales tax either.
You can spend that money on "stuff".