A friend of mine was telling about this cool thing her friend was doing for her daughter. Although neither me nor my friend are parents, we geeked out at this cool potty training money saving technique. Her strategy not only teaches her daughter to use the bathroom like a boss but also the value of money. She called it Potty Pennies or Penny Dollars.
So, here you are in all your budgeting glory getting your adulting on but you realize there is still room to save more money to put towards your financial goals. Typically you would think this is a easy fix, save the money and do what you have to do, right? Yes, until you realize what you would have to give up to save that money… YOUR SPACE!
I’m a dork, I make an honest living and I don’t complain. I am nice and good to people even strangers. I don’t waste my money on silly fads because I don’t want to fit in and I want to stand out. I like to read and not just books about sex. I don’t have crazy piercings or tattoos, I’m just plain.
So as I am mentally preparing myself for this fast, I have so much other stuff happening. I am in desperate need of some calm. I haven’t had time to budget, clean, wash clothes, or even be normal. I decided in order to allow this fast to work the way I need it to work I must reset everything. It would be like washing your clothes and not drying them before putting them back on.
To be truly honest with myself, some characteristics I think I have, I don’t. I would like to think of myself as patient but I’m nowhere near as patient as I think. I may be patient with other people or patient in certain circumstances but I’m really not all that patient. I think this lack of patience allows me to stay in a state of disappointment.
People will make time for the things they want. So I have come to the conclusion I will no longer listen to how people say they feel or the things they may do. I am now looking at only the time they are willing to give to me, if any time at all.
This is my 2016 money saving theme song. Not only did Lil Dicky make a catchy tune but he tells you all about the real life struggle of ballin on a budget or just being on a budget period. By teaming up with Rich Homie Quan and Fetty Wap, Lil Dicky released my new theme song “$ave Dat Money”. I will post the money saving lyrics below so you can see why.
Congratulations, you made it to 2016! Like most people you created some resolution to lose weight, eat healthy, save money or whatever else but the sucky part about it is, you know you probably wont make it. No matter how much you tell Facebook, your friends, family and coworkers secretly inside you are hoping everyone will forget about it because this task(s) may be more to take on than you expected. Guess what? That’s normal, VERY! I gave up on resolutions a while back because I know myself and I cant complete any… wait what was I saying lol. No but really, I don’t finish anything and if I do finish I never have the follow through to maintain but I learned a bunch of ways to keep myself on task. Lets come back to how, let me tell you about all these things I have taken on recently: