Paycheck Chronicles

Another Great New Blog Discovered!

I stumbled across another great blog today, The Wisdom Journal.  I particularly like the comprehensive post titled 50 Frugal Things You Aren't Doing.  I feel pretty excited that I actually am doing a few of these things:  my husband and I talk about our financial goals regularly (#2), we don't have private mortgage insurance (#10), and we have a programmable thermostat (#28).  A few others we sort of do.  The author, Ron, challenges the readers to pick five things from the list and try to implement them.  Here are my goals: 

  • write a better budget and stick to it,
  • control my emotional (and unplanned) spending,
  • set up a Christmas Club account (I had one organized, then I diverted the money to another purpose),
  • make a personal inventory of our stuff,
  • increase our savings rate

So, what five things could you do?  I think Ron has done an excellent job of giving suggestions that will help us all weather these tough economic times.  Thanks, Ron.

Show Full Article

Related Topics

PayCheck Chronicles
This block is broken or missing. You may be missing content or you might need to enable the original module.