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October 17th, 2006 at 05:31 am

Woe is me. Announcing that I intend to save money is like announcing I'm going on a diet. When I try to cut food intake I start eating everything in sight. When i decide not to spend everyman and his dog is ringing me inviting me to all sorts of delightful places - at a price. I managed to blow $14.95 of my remaining cash at lunch with a friend and now have only $3.80 left. It's that blasted ATM card, i just keep thinking, I can get some more cash out.
I could go into all sorts of psychological reasons why I do this (I'm reacting to my dad who was always nagging me about wasting my money)but never mind Freud. I've just got to stop. Otherwise I'll be having to go without food for a week in order to save money.
I can do this. I know I can. Heck I've faced big challenges in my time. And if I'm smart enough to go back to college and get my BA at the age of 40, I'm not too old to learn new tricks.
Encourage me wouldya?

2 Responses to “Money diet”

  1. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    You can do want ever you set your mind to do! So if you would like to go back to collage you can do it, so go for it! Just way up all the pro & con before you do!

  2. Bookie Says:

    Be encouraged. Smile Speaking as an old dog who has learned a lot of new tricks, I know behaviors can change, but attitudes need to change first. That's not easy when the world knocks on your door, temptation in hand.

    I like to think that all my money choices are positive. I choose to save for the things I want, so I will not go out to lunch today. But I also budget for lunch out in the next cash cycle. Delayed gratification is good for the character.

    And if all else fails, no food for a week is one sure way to lose weight. Wink
    Be strong.

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