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August 21st, 2007 at 01:13 am

My MOMA would have to be that little things count---and add up to big things faster than we realize.

Take fast food. If you have a family of four and eat out one each week...and the meal is "only' $5 per person...that $20 each week or over $1000 per year...

This is often referred to as the latte factor. Having recently returned to work, I am remembering the "I work hard, I deserve this' mentality...which is the mentality that will keep you working hard the rest of your life if youre not careful!!

Periodically (for me thats about weekly) I do a mental check on my money attitude. While some days are better than others, I do like to think that I am keeping things in check---and much of that has to do with my gained knowledge from all of you here at saving advice.

Last weekend, we went on a little camping trip. Took some inexpensive food...we process our own firewood, so that was really cheap...and for entertainment, while sitting around the campfire, we watched an old John Wayne movie on my laptop.. from our cheap dvd collection. (Big Jake...I love JW)

Watch those little holes...the big ones are important yes, but those little ones can sneak up on you and do a lot of financial damage if youre not keeping an eye on them!

5 Responses to “MOMA”

  1. Amber Says:

    Totally agree, I add/round up my change and with a month I save about $15 to $18 a month by doing this

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Glad to hear from you, I have been missing you. You stay so busy!!

  3. fern Says:

    I have fond memories of camping many times, in many places, but i guess at this point in life i'd prefer a comfy inn with private bath. Plus, B., who has NEVER (!) camped in his life, has absolutely no interest in ever trying it.

  4. boomeyers Says:

    I love John Wayne too! Smile Sounds like your trip was a success! Thanks for playing MOMA!

  5. kim Says:

    You hit my weak spot. I've cut back on just about everything I can think of...but cutting out the fast food has been so hard for me!

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