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Monday Motivation

by frugalista on March 31, 2008

So, I’m renewed in my quest to become more frugal. Last week, I blogged about my new, lower interest rate on one of my credit cards. Many readers commented that they didn’t carry a credit card balance. I had an "aha" moment. I told Keith who blogs at Dollar out of $.15 about my posters. We both decided it was time for us to step it up. He’s made it his mission to kill his roughly $25,000 credit card/student loan debt by December 2009. As for me, I am going to keep on the frugal track and slay a credit card by this time next year.

For the month of April, I vow to spend $50 per week on food. While my apartment is getting fumigated, I’m couch surfing for two days instead of getting a hotel room. Last weekend, I did a home ‘do, styling my own hair. I haven’t shopped for clothes since January. I tried clipping coupons on Sunday but that was a bit much. Coupon clipping is no small feat. Thanks to FF readers for the coupon advice. Please send in more coupon tips. I just thought you look in the newspaper and most of what you always buy is there on sale. But now I know, it doesn’t quite work like that.  It’ s an art.

What is your motivation for frugality?  Do you like the comfort of being comfortable? Does it bother you to owe people money?  Let’s talk about it.

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