It's easier to get dressed for the mall than it is for church. Have you ever noticed that? If this path to frugality is going to work, then giving back and spirituality (filling up) will be the things that see me through. This would require time however, something that I haven't had the last 2.5 years...
There are no more excuses.
- $15 a Day
- Clearance Sales
- Thrift Shops
- Events-Free or Low Cost
- Early birds, Entertainment Book and Restaurant.com
- Exercise: Hikes, Bikes and Runs
- Library-Movies, Events and Books
- Auctions-Online, In Person, and Auto
- Change Jar Savings
- Vacation Values and Points
It's the 21st century, are you living the life you've always wanted? Debt FREE?
I'm beginning my writings as my children are growing older and I'm seriously facing the prospect of an empty nest for the first time. Having been a stay at home mom, for the most part, who worked on her education while having several part-time jobs through the 90's- this now, the first 10 years of the twenty-first century, I find myself at a crossroads.
I'm arriving at this juncture with a Masters Degree in Education and several credits of my PhD program under my belt. I'm 40 years old. I've decided for the next one and half years to look at the age old question: "More time or More money?" Especially if you are at a place where it is impossible to have both. Kudos to those of you who do ;)
Which road Time or money is the best road to travel, and what are the outcomes of each? Can the average family have both? Hmmmm I wonder...
I'm coming off of a semester of teaching at university, taking a full load of doctoral studies, traveling and trying to be a wife and mother. I discovered that it was impossible for me personally to do it ALL, and do it well. So here I am, at a crossroads. Wondering about the quality of life that could be lived on $15 a day.
That was day one. We are now at day 196 of the Fit Frugal Franny journey. Still plugging away, learning much, still in prayer, my daily journal question: Save to save? or Save to spend? September will be a no spend month for me. I will revert back to the $15 a day plan for one month.
"Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever..." Mary Richards~