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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Week 4 Spending Plan Check In

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

So true in ANY adventure!

We are in Week 4 of our adventure with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University {}We are taking steps LARGE and small to eliminate debt.

             This week's new step is to go to a cash system for our gas.

A BIG step!  I was VERY resistant because I like to go, GO, go! I am looking at it now through the lense of "healthy boundaries."

Now I will go, Go.  I will also do a bit more staying and walking to the GREAT parks in my own neighborhood and enjoy my yard.

With this step, we are now on a completely CASH basis.  Such a great visual!  When it's gone, it's GONE!

I have gotten SO much better at assessing if I really "need" something or not.  Looking to see what it actually motivating the need and then meeting it in another way.  For example, if I feel that I need a Starbucks and I don't have cash I think of another  way to pamper myself.

I do have to say that I needed new knee socks since it is boot season.

I found these cuties at Target on clearance for $1.60/pair!  They have some other designs for $2 as well.

Each time you wear them you can think of the steps that you're making towards savings and living the glamorous life!

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1 comment:

  1. Mmm choosing Socks over Starbucks how can anyone who lives in the PNW do such a thing!

    Anyway I got the Dave Ramsey book on my hold list. The cash only thing is tempting. It would be nice to know that my budget forecasts are going to be more accurate