Today is the last day of the 21 day fast! I successfully completed it! Today’s challenge is to calculate how much I’ve saved by not spending for these last 21 days. I looked at my expenses from December 1 – December 31 and I spent $200 on eating out. The other expenses in the month… Continue reading It is finished (well kind of) . . .
The 21 Day Financial Fast challenges you to not use your credit card. I failed because I used my credit card to pay for gas. I had no intentions on using my credit card but I left all my cash home and I needed to get home, so I swiped that card. But I haven’t… Continue reading Temptation 2: Using my Credit Card
Good habits results from resisting temptation. Today is Day 14 of my financial fast. Although the fast is set for 21 days, I’ve decided to fast for the entire month of January. A sistah has some real goals this year and I plan on reaching them. The fast has been a cool ride. Although, I must admit that… Continue reading Temptation 1: Dining Out
On November 24, 2015 my mother was rushed to the hospital. She had a brain aneryesum. They cut off her clothes, panties and bra. They handed me her shoes, necklace, earrings and rings. That moment was surreal. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I looked at each of those items in my hand… Continue reading Revisiting Minimalism
Michelle Singletary wrote this book that challenges people to change their spending habits. It’s for 21 days but it teaches you how to gain financial peace and prosperity for the rest of your life. You read a chapter a day and after each chapter there is an assignment. I started it yesterday, January 1 and I… Continue reading The 21 Day Financial Fast
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading 2015 in review
Are you one of those people who anticipate bringing in the New Year because you are excited about this idea of leaving the old behind and journeying onto the new? I am. Do you embrace those tacky New Year slogans? Let’s Chase the Dream in 2015! I do. This year I have decided to change… Continue reading New Day Resolutions