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Confession

May 4th, 2006 at 04:33 pm

Okay, I messed up. I spent too much last month vacationing with my kids -- and bought a digital camera to boot. I paid it all off this month, but now I have almost nothing to live on until I get paid again at the end of the month. So dumb.

So this is my challenge right now -- get by till the end of the month without whipping that old credit card out again. To be honest I don't know if I can do it, but I'm going to try. I'm tired of that credit card merry-go-round and I want to get off!

Tomorrow I have to go out of town for an all-day training session. The transportation is paid for by my company, and I expect a free lunch also. So it should be a pretty frugal day. I'll keep you posted. One day at a time!

3 Responses to “Confession”

  1. carol Says:

    Perhaps this idea might help? Don't keep it in your wallet. If you don't have it with you all the time, you won't be tempted to use it so much.

    I have to do that about cash. Once I've cashed the monthly check, I place all allotted amounts in the marked envelopes, spend only for family supplies, then straight home. I take all remaining cash out of my wallet and place it in my savings can.
    The next day, I go to the bank and change all bills into rolls of coins: quarters and dimes.

    For me, green bills=spend, rolls of heavy cumbersome coins=save.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Wow Carol! What a great idea! I have heard of people doing that to save for vacation, but it is a great idea for those of us who have trouble letting money slip away!

  3. markio26 Says:

    vacations are so expensive if you let someone else change your plans.. i stick to my plan.. we had an expensive vacation 2 years ago, dil had to have her way... we were miserable.. next time we are gonna rent an apt.

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