The biggest obstacle challenging folks these days (blogger or not) is establishing and funding that "emergency" account that just about everyone who has anything to say about your money advises. Advisors also urge paring down your monthly expenses. But most of us believe we've cust so close to the bone that there is nothing left to pare.
Time out! I offer suggestions. Slash those monthlies even further - (1) $10 a month iPhone (2) Kill Cable altogether - buy a good digital TV antenna - borrow dvds from the library - download videos and tv programs and burn your own dvd-player-friendly Video CDs (3) Use a free wi-fi hotspot or free internet service - there are free broadband and dialups out there! (4) If you are in relatively good health, BANK that $150 a month for health insurance. And check on those Dr. fees: I spent a half-day last year for lab work, check-up and Rx renewals/updates. I noticed the total bill was LESS than my bi-weekly premium! If you can get by a few months without expensive health insurance before it becomes mandatory under Obama and save the cash, you will feel better and see the light at the end of the financial tunnel!
Also, it is SPRING - (5) time to plant veggies - think about creating nutritious summer meals and look into home canning and preserving - and cancel that gym membership! Run around the block, exercise at home. Resist the urge to drive to anything within reasonable walking distance. Both you and your wallet will be healthier!
This post was inspired by "5 Ways to Budget Your Finances on a Blogger's Income"
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