Scrimping, Until The Next Salary

@owstalaga (4576)
Philippines
October 12, 2015 10:17pm CST
Okay, since my big risk didn't pay off big time I am now scrimping until the next pay day. And when that day comes I will take a risk with a different group. I feel like I should get the hang of this pretty soon as this is all new to me. I'm still learning. I feel like I've crashed and burned already and learned a lot in the past 2 weeks. I scrimp by walking to the nearest bus station going home so I will save fare. It saves me 2 pesos just doing that alone. Next thing is not to pay for two (me and the empty seat) when riding the tricycle from their station. Instead I walk where the "free" tricycles zoom around, a few meters away from the station, so I only need to pay for myself. That saves me 9 pesos. When it comes to food during week days, I eat sandwiches. I either buy loaves of bread and some cheese/liver spread and bring them to work or I buy hotdog sandwiches for lunch. The sandwich from home saves me 30 to 50 pesos. The hotdog sandwich can save me 20. Isn't that something eh? Who else scrimps until they get their next salary, allowance, pension and the like? What do you do to get through until you are "saved"?
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@NeldaHoxie (1388)
• United States
13 Oct 15
I know how you feel.It seems something always needs to be repaired or that I need to see doctor. I'm always trying to save money these days. It sounds like you're really good at it!
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Not too good at it yet but I have to because I won't last a day more if I don't. I'd hate to borrow money so I'd rather scrimp for now.
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• United States
13 Oct 15
@owstalaga May I ask what your big risk was?
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
@NeldaHoxie Oh it involves money. Ouch is all I can say.
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@pcunix (212)
• Middleboro, Massachusetts
13 Oct 15
We haven't had to scrimp for many decades, but we do watch our spending and budget carefully.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
Oh that's good to know then. All I can say is tough luck because of one bad decision I made. But I will get some funds back so I'm not worried too much anymore.
@pcunix (212)
• Middleboro, Massachusetts
14 Oct 15
@owstalaga Yeah, I put myself $100,000 in debt with one bonehead move. It took me more than ten years to dig myself out of that.
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
@pcunix Ouch. It's good you've finally gotten rid of that debt. Wouldn't want to experience something like that... That's hard.
@skysnap (18041)
13 Oct 15
Hehe paycheck month eh? I guess this happens to most of us and it is not fun. Hope you do just fine. Have a good weekdays.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
Ah I hope I can make it to pay day. But I think I'd end up borrowing a bit of money from some friends to make it to pay day.
@skysnap (18041)
14 Oct 15
@owstalaga Haha. I hope it does not come to that. I'd not find myself comfortable into such situations.
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
@skysnap I feel like it's what's gonna happen. Oh boy...
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Oct 15
Few in the US have to scrimp to that effect. I hope you can make it.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
I know. People in 1st world countries are lucky to be living where it is not a problem for most.
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• United States
13 Oct 15
@owstalaga Don't kid yourself, the US is a very hard place for many people. That' aside I wish you well on your next money venture!
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
@NeldaHoxie Thanks! I will be more careful next time. I've learned a few lessons...
@paigea (22615)
• Canada
27 Nov 15
The extra walking is quite healthy for you. Make sure you are eating healthy food. I scrimp on many things so I can do the big things I enjoy.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
28 Nov 15
Yup I still walk a lot because I don't exercise at all!
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
8 Nov 15
I can eat simply and I do walk a few bus stops just to save on bus fare, but I do not need to scrimp. I do it mainly for health reason. I think you are better off learning about investing in stock market so that you do not have take such huge risks. If you like Jollibee, you can think about getting the shares of Jollibee. Just make sure that you buy when the share price is low.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
8 Nov 15
Good advice. I am on my way to learning about investing. Thanks!
@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
14 Oct 15
it can be real bad out there cause you have to figure out where your saving money economy is really still just chugging along still thou it is getting better but you got the saving part down
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
14 Oct 15
Yeah I have to save or else... My next salary will be distributed and spent much wisely this time.