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BATTLING NEEDS VS WANTS
Biography? Yes-I love to read them! Location? MidSouth Interests? painting, reading, personal finance, investing, travel Occupation? Retired jUNque' dealer
FrugalisAmericanus, INFJ Scorpio w/Scorpio Rising & Aries Moon long married to a right handsome Virgo ISTJ! I'm his enigma! Wasn't he smart? Unhuh - Many happy years later still he trys to sort the everchanging puzzle!
A PART OF ALL I EARN
IS MINE TO KEEP! ~G. Clason
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NO credit card debt!!
NO car loans!!
NO mortgage loans!!
NO debts WHATSOEVER!!
Household Emergency Fund is Fully Funded w/1 years pre-tax salary
"Economy is a poor man's revenue; extravagance, a rich man's ruin." ~~??, frontspiece, The American Frugal Housewife, by Lydia Maria Child, Harper & Row, 1836 edition (dedicated to those who are not ashamed of economy).
Barret Strong-Money (That's What I Want)
Began 08/06 - monthly totals for past years have been moved to the 'Lux's $20 Challenge History' Page in an effort to clean up the sidebar!
"Hello, my name is Bookie, and I'm (gulp) a keeper."
"I never thought I had a problem. Oh, I noticed I tended to save more than the others in my crowd, but different strokes for different folks. Still, as we got older, I was always the one with the "new" used car, the on-sale suits, the buy-one-get-one-free groceries."
"The joking got a a little strained when I used coupons at restaurants and asked for a doggie bag (and I didn't have a dog). Folks pretended not to notice while I picked up coins in the parking lot. They seem embarrassed by the photographs of my vacations -- at home. I became an outcast, avoided by my free-spending circle."
"Today, I can admit its out of control. I'm a failure as a consumer. I save irresponsibly, and I fantasize about dumpster diving at night. That's what finally got me into rehab. I'm glad to be here."