Tuesday, January 5, 2010
... Is going to be the Year of the Friars! New Year's resolution #1... Pay off all debt immediately! I've made a few resolutions, this one being the most important. I am REALLY determined to not have any credit card debt by Sept of this year. This means major cut backs. No... actually just many minor sacrifices... Like switching to cheap basic satellite tv for only 5 bucks a month instead of 24, ( I actually made this change last year) or instead of paying 20 bucks for someone to wash my truck, I am going to drudge and do it myself! I am going to really try and live a more thrifty and simple life over this entire year just like a fransican monk! I am really excited to put this lifestyle change into practice and think it will be fun, especially when my debt is getting paid down! I am determined to not spend any money that I don't have or buy anything that I don't absolutely need. Today I even shopped at Food 4 Less, right next to where I work. I learned that you can buy trash bags for 98 cents and a loaf of bread for 88! I also learned that you have to scope out the parking places that are REALLY CLOSE to the entrance to this store in the hood or your shopping cart will lock up and stall before you are able to reach your car to unload your groceries! The range is not the whole parking lot like you might think... And this is a permanent lockup until someone with a key comes over to free you up! So it's not a matter of being too lazy to walk, it's an issue of a shopping cart breakdown in the middle of traffic... Stuff you never have to think about when shopping at Ralphs. Still... small sacrifices!