Don’t yell at me, let me explain. As I looked down that long road to financial health, I started thinking about how I could save cash. I kept coming back to the thought of buying an RV and living in that.
I know that I already dismissed that and went with the room, but as I stood in a small RV that was 1) larger than my room and 2) had more amenities I was tempted.
If things got too cold, I would just drain the fresh/gray/black water tanks and just use a portable container for water and perhaps a small portable chemical toilet. With global warming and the warmer winter they are saying we should get this year, it is still a possibility.
Even worse was when I saw the price $91.00 Bi-weekly. I seriously considered it and almost did. As I drove away, I just knew that I was not ready to truly be that ‘nomadic.’ I didn’t want to tell my boss that I was living in an RV trailer that I am towing everywhere I go. I am not ready to have to always look for a place to park for the evening/night and hope that I don’t get harassed.
It was enough to know that the deals were out there. If Landlady raises my rent even by a dollar, I’m out of here. I mean, I like her and my room and all, but if I can save that much right now, I am not paying more for a roof.
The other thing I did today was update my accounting system. I keep hold of all of my expenses and once each payday I sit down and enter it all into it. I gotta tell you, it was eye-opening to gather up and organize all of those receipts.
If I hadn’t already locked away my debit card, this would have made do it. There were a ton of receipts, (pre-card lock up) and like 4 after card lockup. Take it from me, this little trick works.
I will warn you, however, that it doesn’t take care of the times you decided to go spend. You know, I need to go get groceries, or this or that . . . those spending habits it will not protect you from. It will give you a moment of pause, each time you have to retrieve it from its hiding place.