Thursday, August 18, 2016

Take Control

                                             Good Morning Family Happy Thursday!

  These Lifestyle Changes Can Save You Money.

Here are some suggestions of mine:

Stop watching television and paying for cable. You can get whatever you want online. Find the cheapest broadband available. Seriously, you don't need TV.

Live somewhere closer to work/school. This has been proven to increase happiness (by decreasing commute time and rush hour frustration), and, if you use public transportation or walk or bike (biking being my suggestion), you will cut down ENORMOUSLY on cost. Preferably, find somewhere to live where a car is almost unnecessary.

Have a cheap phone. You don't need a data plan. 3G is redundant in a city where WiFi is ubiquitous. Unlimited texting may be worth paying for (maybe), but data plans are a waste of money.

Do things yourself. You don't need a house cleaner, a gardener, a plumber, an electrician, etc. to fix every problem that comes along, or to keep up with weekly maintenance. If you do, you are living in too large a house, or you're too lazy.

You also probably don't need to eat out very often. Cook most of your meals — it doesn't have to be anything fancy, and more often than not, you'll find joy in cooking. It's not for everyone, but I love it. For those who abhor cooking, find microwaveable dinners, or Stouffer's lasagna. That stuff is easy AND delicious.

In general, try and realize that a lot of what you have, you really don't need. You've just been tricked into needing it. As soon as you can wean yourself off of these frivolous niceties, you'll be living a frugal lifestyle. With plenty more money to SAVE.

                                                     Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Week!

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