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Saw this powerful statement and it has stayed with me. Too often we use credit or put off bills to make ourselves feel better. Acting my wage means having a reality based spending plan and being willing to stick to it!

- Submitted by SUEACCT 12/6/2010 in Saving Money | 7 Comments
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CHRISTINA791 12/6/2010 11:34:00 AM

    I like this a lot. We save for any major purchases and only use credit cards for online purchases (which are paid off immediately). It took some adjustment, but I feel much better off financially than I ever have without the stress of debt. We might not be able to get what we want as soon as we want it, but it's so liberating to walk into a store, pay for a large purchase in full, and take it home knowing that we can enjoy it without having to pay for it for the next year. We still have nice things - we just earn them first.
DIETER27 10/5/2012 4:11:00 PM

    Totally agree with you.
MARYS1928 2/23/2011 12:37:00 PM

    So true! A Dave Ramsey comment. Better yet, live a little below your income and bank the rest so you can develop an emergency fund of 3-6 months of expenses.
SAL1512 12/10/2010 8:53:00 AM

    My evil business partner did not act his wage and spent beyond his capability to pay. It made for some difficult times that could have been avoided. The distress of debt destroyed his relationship with most of the people that he knew. Needless to say our relationship is in the process of being severed. My husband and myself had to muster up a lot of courage to stand up to him. He spent like there was always going to be money and we saved everything for a rainy day (which came). He was very angry when the flood came!
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MONNIEK 12/7/2010 9:39:00 PM

    Powerful indeed, it's a shame the financial mess so many people have got themselves into!
EXERTIGER 12/7/2010 2:01:00 PM

    It can take a real act of courage sometimes, but it's well worth it.
SMITHANI 12/6/2010 12:48:00 PM

    Totally agree with your statement.

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