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Little by Little

September 22nd, 2006 at 07:14 pm

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For years I have made excuses as to why I never have enough cash. There is no one to blame but myself, and I am the only one capable of changing the situation.

It seems as if I have been stagnant for quite some time. Not only in the finance department but, other areas of my life. Having large debt seems so overwhelming and therefore, I have no desire to start to come up with a remedy. So I have just stayed put and "let things take their own course".

But, these last few days I've chosen to make the time to reflect upon not just the big things that I am faced with but, all of the little things that I haven't really noticed and in the long run can help me achieve my goal of being debt free. Little things I do everyday will not immediately fix the situation but, everyday, little by little, I can achieve small successes. I just need to take a good look around....

~returning all of the cans and bottles that have been sitting in the garage from the summer cookouts
~shopping at Aldis
~collect all the the items I purchased and have not used and return them to the store (4)
~cleaning out the change in the bottom of my purse-much lighter
~digging change out of the couch cushions...my 7 year old liked this game but, I don't necessarily want to mention all of the yucky items we found
~told kids if rooms not picked up by the time they left for school this morning I was going in and collecting any change in purses,under beds, and in pants pockets. If they have not bothered to deposit it, then they wouldn't miss it. YAHOOO!!!! I found $20.40 and this game is 10 times more fun than digging in the couches. I figure it can be a payment for having to lug downstairs some of the laundry that needs to be washed. They still have to clean their rooms when they get home from school!!!

Any little bit helps to reduce the debt and fun and laughter CAN make the load a little lighter.

3 Responses to “Little by Little”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Aldi's is really good on so many things! I wish I would'nt always forget my bags!!

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    hehehe...I like your method of scrounging up some change! Very Resourceful!!

    Are you reading over at the Money Forums on SavingAdvice.com? There really are some good people over there who can help make specific suggestions to help you.

  3. susietop6335 Says:

    Thanx for the feedback. I'm learning quite a bit in the Money Forums. This is a first for me...starting a blog, journaling daily, and beginning to have a positive attitude toward our financial situation and debt. Have a wonderful day!!!!

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