My wife told me to hang on to that last hundred but it's too late.
August 9, 2017 7:07pm CST
I already spent 75 bucks out of the last hundred I had after paying all the bills. I was saving it to add to her hundred so we could pay to replace the broken ceiling drywall in the living room and pay to have the broken ceiling fan removed. But I bought a book and a cell phone case for a friend who said he would pay me back in a few days and spent about 50 more dollars at Walmart and Kroger on food and office supplies and yep. I bought a new 2 inch D-ring binder and some loose leaf notebook paper and a pen and pencil pouch. I always wanted to have access to a nice new 3 ring D-binder to keep loose leaf paper in so I could take notes and remove paper when needed. I now have just under 30 bucks in the bank. I still haven't been paid for doing the extra work on my next door neighbor's lawn and probably never will get anything from doing that work. But I did manage to save at least that 25 or some odd dollars and maybe my friend will pay me back for buying his 3 items from Amazon Prime. It's funny how I plan on saving money each month but somehow manage to spend it. And my wife will probably get angry with me when she finds out I don't have that hundred saved back. Maybe next month. I can always hope I do better.
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• Gainesville, Florida
11 Aug 17
It's hard to save, because there is always something else we need to purchase once all our bills are paid. I use a "pay me first" method when I get my paycheck each week. I think of myself as a "bill" that has to be paid, so when I sit down to pay all my bills each month, the first "bill" I pay is me. I put the money in an online savings account I have, where it's not quite as easy to access than in my wallet or my local brick and mortar bank here in town. Granted, I don't pay myself a lot, but over time the little bit I do contribute each month slowly builds up.