7/30 QOTW......Frugal motivation......

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Registered: 05-21-2003
7/30 QOTW......Frugal motivation......
Thu, 07-30-2009 - 11:02am
Sometimes it's really tough to keep on track with a budget. The urge to eat out, buy something new for the house, buy new clothes, expensive entertainment, the latest electronic gadget---there are so many tempting things! It is hard to resist the urge to grab a credit card and run wild, especially when

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Thu, 07-30-2009 - 2:46pm

My mother is a compulsive hoarder.

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Registered: 08-01-2007
Fri, 07-31-2009 - 2:43am

I agree, it is so tempting! I just bought a

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Fri, 07-31-2009 - 8:18am

The thought of having to use a credit card makes me feel ill.

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Registered: 02-07-2009
Fri, 07-31-2009 - 11:03am
One of the perks of being frugal in our day to day life is the ability to not have to resist an ocasaional splurge. But only use a credit card for the money back, splurges only come out of cash on hand.
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Registered: 03-03-2004
Sun, 08-02-2009 - 8:31am

One reason is security.

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Registered: 02-26-2007
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 5:35pm

Security is my motivation too.

We bought a house and of course, I want to decorate it but paying off my student loans and paying cash for a new car is what keeps me from not decorating it. Maybe in a few years but not now.

We just had layoffs and we want a security blanket for just in case.

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