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These past few months I’ve done pretty well pinching pennies but not as well as I would like. I’ve also not done as well as I would like in the ebook writing department.
I’ve been playing it off as a seasonal thing but since last night I feel a change.
I feel liberated.
I feel inspired.
Now that I know my next step I have a reason to do what I do.
Hell, I have a reason now to do it even better.
This morning I woke up with a grin on my face, took the puppies out, started a cup of coffee then sat down at the computer. Instead of looking at this machine as a device I’ll eventually upgrade, I now see it as a priceless item I want to keep running for as long as possible. The longer I use this laptop, the less I spend on computers. The less I spend on computers, the more money I have toward my future home.
I like the sound of that.
I also started an expense sheet. I plan to write down every darn penny I save excluding food because that is covered by SNAP right now. I want to see how much I’m spending to determine what I can save. I’ve never taken an expense sheet seriously but if I’m going to accomplish my goal in a reasonable amount of time I need to have the hard numbers available.
I am not sure how I will broach the subject with Katie but we will need to talk about spending and saving money. The more we save, the faster we can own our OWN home. Fortunately she doesn’t ask for too much but I don’t want her to resent this project.
Will you please send me your favorite money-saving tips and suggestions? Email them to me at annie at annienygma dot com or leave them in the comments on this page. I want to collect as many as I can to learn from. I plan to go somewhat extreme so don’t forget the wacky ones. Let me know in your emails if I can share them – perhaps we can create a weekly post filled with money-saving tips and tricks?
Thank you for being there for me as I muddle through life and figure out who I am and what I’m doing. I would be so lost without you. I love you guys!
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