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SAVING MONEY WHERE IT COUNTS!

Some of you may remember! I posted an article about it.

Guess what? Here it comes again!

The thing to keep in mind is the income Vs. Outcome. This cannot be overdone.

1. Always keep track of your money! It’s yours! Why not?

2. Be responsible where it comes from! And where it goes. That means keep track of each cent & dollar you spend. There is a reason for this.

If you kept a record of where it came from and where it is going! You will find that over time. Money you did not even think you had before. This does not mean being stingy, cheapskate, tightwad whatever!

3. Work the coupons to your advantage. Example: When there is a sale! And you know it is as sale. Always use the paper, e-coupons and you savings card the grocery store has for it’s customers as well. Be aware of displays that may look like a sale but! It’s a price increase.

4. Cut the cable/satellite! Americans are now cutting the cable/ satellite because of rate increases/service. And! Why still have it! When you can go on the Internet and watch it at little to no cost?

5. Cut the landline! 67% of Americans a doing just that. Because it’s cheaper to use your cell phone that a landline.

6. Investing! A bad word if ever? There people who still believe that it’s better to either play the lottery/gamble it away. But! Think of it this way! With what the banks are paying people who leave their money in the bank. And with what banks are charging for interest. You could make four times that much if you invested in the market. YES! You do have to know what you are doing when it comes to investing. So is playing the lottery/gambling!

7. http://christianpf.com/get-out-of-debt-things-you-can-sell-to-pay-down-debt/

8. Brown bag it for a while!

9. Rent, subscribe, take-out movies! The take-out is from the library.

10. ISP’S! There are many ISP’S in cyberspace. One where you can connect to it via your toilet! I have one where it uses cell phone frequencies to connect to the Internet for $50.00 mo..

11. Consider: “Minimalists” http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140224-the-joy-of-minimalist-living. Now! This is something that everyone should think about. ,I’m a minimalist! It’s something that I did not know exist until I realized I am. Even though I do love my food, drink, wearing what I want to wear, living on my terms and such. Being a minimalist. Affords me the time I would otherwise spend on trying to figure out who gets paid first? Me? Or them?

12. Retirement! I have met people who think that “When I am fully vested I can retire and spend time with the grandkids!” Once they do. They start to find that! That Company retirement pension. Gets depleted rapidly! And they find themselves trying to find work and continue until the legal age to retire.

Planning! Is everything!

The sooner you find a job! That is when clearly should thin about setting up a retirement account. Even during the President Carter Administration! Social security was not as stable as we thought it was. Even onto today.

13. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140718-is-getting-rich-worth-it. The reason I put this Is because as it has been said: “Money is the root of all evil”. We have heard the stories about people who won the lottery and stuff! And those who went through it like water. As you will see it is not the only game in town.

14.http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20131108-make-a-dramatic-career-change.

15. Consider A part time job! Now! The thing here is that. Once you start one! It can and does become addictive. Because you can get used to it and when you do decide to leave it! It’s very hard to go back to an one income. I suggest this only because if you have some things you would like to get rid of. Then this is a good way to go.

16. If you are those who were laid off because of the “Great Recession” and working at a fast food place! Let’s say that you have a marketable skill. Why not think about “Freelancing”. It means that you take what you know and make a buck out of it. When you start out you may have to make you are asking price a little lower than what the market is asking. Once you establish yourself! Slowly increase your price to what the market is.

17. Funding for school! This may seem like the “Death Sentence” for some! But! The times are changing. There is no rewind, way back machines! As I understand it! Most Federal, state funding. Asks for the person who is out of work that if they want to retool of learn another line of work. Is to find something that takes two years or less to learn. It does take time to find these things out! It will not drop out of the sky for you!

18. If you need help in paying your utilities! Look into Federal, State agencies for help. Also! These cell phone carriers do offer Government subsidized phone service. Be careful! There are cell phone companies that do offer a free used cell phone! But! They will try to ask you to pay for additional minutes as well. DON’T! Its a ploy! , You do have to meet Federal poverty guidelines to get any kind/type of help/funding.

19. http://www.medicaid.gov/index.html When it comes to eligibility ! The Federal Government has some sort of eligibility form. Do not do it! Go to the agency and apply for it there.

20. RECYCLE! I have seen people who think “You can make a lot of money recycling!” Yes! And No! Recycling does have many benefits. But! Think of the time you would need to make a lot of money recycling? Vs. Cashing in? The money you can make from recycling can go for something later on. Not the here & now! The pennies do add up!

SOCIAL NETWORKS/MEDIAS NOT WHAT YOU MAY THINK!

What I mean by that is!

I am a member of many! Of them.,

I did at one point! Love it! But in due time I have found people who are by their own choice! (Using political correctness ways & means!) injuring me by inflecting me with their: “I am right! &! that is it! You are not going to tell me excrement!” crap! As to what they think are the problems, causes of the world. When I am only here! Reminiscing about days gone by! This idiot! Gets out his DIY soapbox! And tells me what he thinks are the afore said! Clearly! If we were talking economics & politics! Then he may be onto something! But we were not nor where I was about politics & economies at all.,

Granted! I have always said! That when it comes to people who think they know vs. what they do know! Is bigger than space itself! I would much just let them “Rattle & Hum!” Even if they clearly do not know the words!

It is unfortunate! That to these people. There is a difference among “Making a comment vs.passing judgment vs. persecution. They do not know which end is up!

That these people have to in their micro minds! Have to resort to using words that are nowhere to be found at all? But just to make their point! They feel they have to glue labels, names, call something/someone names to get their point across!,

At the very least! Someone either is in need of: a pre-winters nap, back to somewhere among romper room, preschool, or use the Internet to look up the word they are desperate need to make their point or have the one close by just in case!

There is a difference in just reminiscing and making a comment!

If they want to inflict their political & economic diseases! There are many sites out there.

Why be toxic? When one has the Internet to play & infect others with their crap!

The world may never know!

Mindless drivel! Is for the water coolers & coffee klatches! ,Not! Open forums! Open forums are for thought, ops., perceptions, exchanging of ideas, beliefs (If! That is where the topic/subject is headed!).,

SOCIAL MEDIA/NETWORKING! THERE SHOULD BE A WARNING AS WITH CIGARETTES!

I swear! There should be a warning at least from the U.S. Surgeon general that social media is harmful to your health, mind, body, soul. If you miss use it! But! What are people really thinking when they use it? Is it their way of becoming the next cyberspace star by posting Who they’re? Where they are? What they are doing & with who? Even on mini-blogs! There have been “Micro wars” started all because something did not like what someone said with, to, for, about whatever!

I have found! That there are people who somehow cannot to this day! Even though they may/may not have a grade school diploma! Still fail to understand/comprehend simple, common sense English! And mistake it for something entirely different. If you were to suggest to someone via social media about what they said! They fly like vultures at you! “How dare you tell me what I can/cannot write/post”? Clearly! That is not what was said! To those people! I wonder what recreational drugs & the method of delivery they use?

Are we that “Mild” in the mind? That we have reached a point in time! Where we cannot even think of using “APATHY”! in our dealings with people?

Two points need to be made here! 1.political correctness! Is nothing more! nothing less! Than a ploy to those around us to “Conform & Comply” as to what those who want others to say & do! 2. common sense! Is still around alive & and well and defined as: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20sense

Keep in mind! Common sense has been around for centuries! It’s the stuff that our parents used to help keep us safe!

There is a history about political correctness but basically! It came from a comic strip! I sure hope that the use of it in the comic strip was funner than the crap that’s going around today!

 

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