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Thanks, fellow bloggers...

May 25th, 2008 at 08:05 am

for the tips, validation, and things I’ve learned from you in just a few short months:
1) I’m not only one out there who picks up change, even a penny, whenever I spot it (thanks, baselle);
2) I’m intrigued enough to want to learn more about DRIP stock accounts (thanks again, baselle);
3) There are people out there who love their pets as much as I love mine, and will spend $ to keep them healthy even when the budget is tight (thanks, Carolina Bound);
4) Preparing to retire can be an adventure, involves planning and taking risks, but it’s worth it (thanks again, Carolina Bound);
5) In some families, one of you might be more adept at managing the finances but everyone benefits when you take the lead (thanks, CeeJay74);
6) I finally opened an ING account with one of the “free” $25 coupons I get in the mail all the time (thanks, Princess Perky);
7) I’ve joined “My Points” and have already earned enough to redeem some points to get free books from barnes& (thanks, Amber);
8) I’ll review and check out from the library some interesting-sounding books for summer reading (thanks, Retire @ 50);
9) Rebates can be very rewarding and I need get better at having my purchases work for me (thanks, Ima Saver);
10) I tried Marmite for the first time and learned a new recipe (thanks, Tightwad Kitty);
11) I will try saving money and eating healthier by creating weekly menus (thanks again, Tightwad Kitty);
12) As I read about the day-to-day lives and financial challenges of those in other countries, I feel connected by common themes (thanks, miclason from El Salvador and Tightwad Kitty from Australia).

These are just a few that come to mind…there are so many more of you not mentioned who make this forum one of the best.

3 Responses to “Thanks, fellow bloggers...”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I have always picked up pennies, they are good luck!!

  2. baselle Says:

    And I learned from you that it is possible to teach your children (and other younguns) how to be fiscally responsible, despite the odds ... how did you do it? Smile

  3. Analise Says:

    Well, baselle, since you asked... As a single mom on a strict budget, I always talked about "needing vs. wanting" so they didn't ask for things the way their friends did. I "required" that they save 25% of any money they earned (from allowance, babysitting, 4H, part-time jobs) in their college fund. Since they were involved in 4H as kids, they always had chores and animals to care for on our little mini-farm in the country where we lived until they went off to college. My DDs cleaned stalls, fed the chickens, helped water the garden, etc. and this developed in them a work ethic as strong as mine. When it came time to go off to college, they got scholarships, work study, part-time jobs, used their savings, and I also contributed a portion. I could have borrowed from my retirement accounts or sold off an investment to pay for all their college expenses (they didn't expect it), but I believe that we appreciate something more when we have to work for it. Now at age 33 (they're twins), they're in solid financial shape and they married men who have similar values about money. They definitely inherited the frugal gene from MY side of the family. ;-)

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