Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's a Mentality

It's time to change the way you think about your money and your spending. When your income drastically decreases, it can be easy to start thinking "we can't afford that", but this attitude will just make you feel deprived and resentful. Instead, it's helpful to change your thinking to "how can I afford this?".  If there is something you really want, but it's not in the budget, just get creative about how to pay for it. There are so many ways to do this: have a yard sale, sell items on eBay or craigslist, wait for coupons/sales, do a few online surveys and get paid for them, add it to your birthday/Christmas wish list, make a trade with someone, start saving your loose change or reallocate your spending from somewhere else. I'm sure you can think of many more ways (please share in the comments!).

The point is, instead of living with less you just need to figure out to live on less, and it's all in our attitude!

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