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Go on a Money Diet

     As I try to be more responsible in my adulting, I find myself coming up with, or simply employing things I have heard, into my saving routine.  This one here is one I’ve previously used to ramp myself up to something nonessential that I may find myself wanting to throw cash at a ways down the road.  This is not a quick-and-fast savings scheme.  That said, don’t expect to necessarily get rich off of this. I call it The Money Diet.      I know that sounds like a silly-ass name, but it is simply what I came up with to call it when I first tried it about 3 years ago. It is really a simple thing to do in theory, once you work yourself up to it psychologically.  That last part though…       When you leave your house in the morning, things you should expect to have to spend money on should be paid for with cash.  When you are going to make this purchase, you basically plan not to pay exact change – especially for your first expenditure of the day – and know that you wi

Christmas Shopping? PAY YOURSELF BACK FOR IT!!!

                Have you ever considered that shopping doesn’t HAVE to cost you the farm? There are many means and methods through which to pay yourself back for spending money you were going to spend anyway.                 If you’re like me, you’re mildly antisocial and have no interest in setting foot in a mall, toy store or Wal Mart during the holiday rush and will instead do the lion’s share of your shopping from the comfort of your own home.  The beauty of not having to know anything about crowd control or deal with the intricacies of actually putting on clothes being one thing, the other is that there are tools in place to make this even MORE lucrative for you.                 As eBay is no longer the spot for soccer moms to clean out their attics and cash in on people willing to pay top dollar for obscure goods, retailers have come to use it as a marketplace not terribly dissimilar to Amazon.  eBay has a rewards program called “eBay Bucks” where they keep a run