Does your budget have leaks?.. or would you rather not think about it.
Most people don’t realize how much money actually slips through Brassica in an average week. We are all working hard, trying to get somewhere and make a nice life, and in doing so, we don’t pay much attention to the nickels, dimes, quarters and more that are slipping through our hands every day.
You know the scenario, you basically get out of bed running before your feet hit the floor, and the change you plop down on the counter for that coffee you need to keep you going, doesn’t seem that big a price to pay, nor the vending machine in the afternoon at work, because you are tired, nor does the takeout pizza on the way home since you are too tired to make dinner. But it DOES matter.
Stop, for a few minutes and actually think about it. I am not suggesting that your life should consist of work and sleep and no fun, but if you could save even just a few dollars during the week, you would have that much more for the fun stuff on the weekends or weeknights, and even save some along the way.
A friend of mine told me, that she barely had enough money for her car payment, and yet she made good money. Other people in her pay range were doing not too bad, and yet she was having trouble. She figured she would turn her heat way down, and eat less food in order to save money. But in reality, she was a hard working woman, who put in many hours and just didn’t pay attention to the money she was spending in order to do those long days at work.
We actually sat down, and went through her average week day, and found that she stopped for a latte and natural muffin on the way to work. Cost $3.50. At lunch she visited the deli with other co-workers and spent $10.00 dollars on a vegetarian lunch. In the afternoon, she felt the slump, and …