Strengths and Weaknesses

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Registered: 05-16-2009
Strengths and Weaknesses
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 2:22pm

What do you think is your biggest strength and worst weakness regarding money and debt?

Weakness: eating out (Really big problem with us.


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 2:53pm

Neat Post!

Weakness: I often look a bit too far into the future and sometimes it depresses me and kills my motivation because so many things in life change. I am going to be paying off this roof loan for 5 years and I have been thinking about all the things I had wanted to do with that 20 plus grand. .........Ugh! Having a bad day with it.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 4:04pm

I'll start with strengths because it's more fun. :)


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Registered: 12-10-2009
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 5:59pm

My weakness is that I plan to tight of budgets because I want to make progerss fast. This makes things too tight sometimes and it doesn't work so we end up on our line of credit which has to be paid off at the next pay period.

My strength is that I am not a shopper and I don't miss spending money. I also like to pay down debts fast so I make more progress then I think the average person with our


student loan paid off 2010

Bathroom remodel loan paid off 2013

Pending Car loan to be paid by the end of 2014!!!!!


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Registered: 10-17-2008
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 8:16am

Strengths: I'm good at long term planning when it comes to money.

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Registered: 08-24-2007
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 8:42am

Very interesting question.


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Registered: 04-10-2003
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 11:34am
Interesting post:

My weaknesses are eating out for sure! I love to spend time with people and sadly a lot of that revolves around food (my waist line is suffering as well). Also allowing myself to get so overwhelmed with life that I have a total meltdown. I need more balance in life and have to find a way to deal with stress. Also sticking to my budget. I'm relatively good, but I think I've been setting myself up to fail lately due to increasing prices of everything and not increasing the budget.

Strengths: I'm not a shopper. I don't like it. I have to do it more often to keep up professional appearances, but other than that if I never went into a mall again, I'd be okay.
When I do have the time to sit down and plan, I'm great at it. I can cook for the week on Sunday and not have to worry about what I'm going to eat. It works pretty well until the eat out bug hits and I blow it out of the water :(

Bex -

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Registered: 10-09-1999
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 12:55pm

I've enjoyed everyone's is mine


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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 3:28pm

Good topic.


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus

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Registered: 07-06-2003
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:17pm

Great thread!


"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

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Registered: 01-20-2010
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:53pm

great idea,