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Archive for November 21st, 2010

Money crunch

My dad says it doesn’t matter how much money you make, you always need another $20. I don’t know if that applies to everyone. Do Warren Buffett or Bill Gates need another $20? I know I do, though it’s more like another $200 or $2,000 that I’m always short.

Several months back, I’d paid off the last of some bills. I was looking forward to actually SAVING some money. I started setting aside some money every month, and was eagerly anticipating some long-term purchases, a car and a kitchen remodel.

Well, that changed in a hurry. First, I had some much-needed electrical work done on the house. I had to upgrade the electrical panel and bring all the electrical up to code. Not only did this consume what I’d managed to set aside, but I had to borrow. So, I was back to paying off old bills instead of saving for future purchases.

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