Congratulations! You made it through college. You have completed step1, in the game of Life.
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I hope that you don’t mind being the inspiration for this post.
You probably gathered, that I am a Grandma. So here is some encouragement.
Please understand that frugality is a lifestyle choice. Some of us learn to be frugal out of necessity and some of us learn to be frugal because of life experience. Either way, being frugal is not a bad thing.
When my daughters were growing up, I taught them the 3 check rule. If you would typically spend $40 a check, don’t go out every payday. Save your money on the first payday and the 2nd payday, on the 3rd payday you get to spend $120.00 no hassle no guilt.
If you don’t spend it you get to put in your savings. Another good tip, spend more time at free venues, like home or a friends.
Here is a little story for you. A few years ago, I read an article. The writer said that she had a dear friend who she really enjoyed hanging out with. Her only complaint about her friend was that she was so darned frugal.
One day they were out for lunch, and while they were browsing a few stores, this frugal friend saw a painting that she liked.
So without blinking an eye, Ms. Frugality, whipped out her wallet and wrote a check for $2500.00
The writer quickly admitted that she didn’t have $2500.00 in her checking and savings combined.
When she told her friend how amazed she was, the friend replied. I am frugal because it allows me to splurge from time to time.
The moral or of the story: Do half as much half as often and never spend it all in one place.
It takes a village to raise a child, this is My Village Project
Take care of your village
The Village Mother