Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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JenAR
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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@ZAFCorrection

Ah, that makes sense. Good to know.

JenAR
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Spending log

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$9 ice cream

Dang it! I didn’t even think about no-spend August until I was signing the receipt. Yesterday I bought ice cream for my partner and me during our walk along the river on our twice-a-month trip into town to shop for the community. Whoops!

I am somewhat comforted by the fact that my last purchase was on the 26th of July, so I did go more than a month without spending anything—it just wasn’t the calendar month of August. Still, I am a little annoyed with myself for my absentmindedness.

classical_Liberal
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If you could have waited until today for ice cream... :roll:

Still a good effort, congrats!

sky
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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Ice cream, totally worth it

JenAR
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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I know, so silly!

I am thinking about trying again in September. We might have to put gas in the truck this month, though. Plus I am dying for an ebook. But I hate to reward myself for not following through (well, except with ice cream)—no-spend September it is! I will figure out the truck issue.

JenAR
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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No-spend September is a go so far.

Canned fifty quarts of jam today, tired. Need to plant saffron this weekend and put our house back together now that the earthen floors are sealed and dry.

7Wannabe5
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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What fun you have!

JenAR
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My life is pretty great!

JenAR
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I want to buy an ebook so badly. Halfway through no-spend September and holding out so far, but I keep torturing myself with Kindle samples.

Western Red Cedar
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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If you have a local library card you should be able to check out ebooks for free from the county/city library. I use something called the libby app. You have to wait for certain books, and they don't have everything, but the price is right. Good work on the no-spend September!

ertyu
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https://www.netgalley.com/ here you can read books for free before they are published in exchange for a review.

classical_Liberal
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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JenAR wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:00 pm
I want to buy an ebook so badly. Halfway through no-spend September and holding out so far, but I keep torturing myself with Kindle samples.
Jesus JenAR! You spent $10 on icecream less than three weeks ago! Get it together and make it happen!

For reference, I've probably spent about $600 on rent, food, a new (to me) bike and entertainment since then. :oops:

But this is about you and setting some frigg'en no spend records! Come on, you got this... right?

JenAR
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Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

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Ha! “In nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in.”

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