All posts tagged: money

Finishing What I Started (Or, Eliminating the UFOs)

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Bad Habits / Because I Said Sew / Financial Fixin's / Simple Living

A few weeks ago, I pulled out a couple of my bags of fabric scraps and started sewing. I was on vacation, and hadn’t had time to sew for a while. I made five scrappy potholders, all different designs. It was fun! It was exciting! It used up scraps! But then I realized: I had a whole pile of intended or started projects waiting for my attention. I’m great with coming up with new ideas, […]

Two Steps Forward and Three Steps Back on the Road to Financial Freedom

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Bad Habits / Financial Fixin's

I try hard to be a good money manager, to be thrifty and responsible. It doesn’t always work. This feels especially true since I have much less money to manage nowadays–I often feel like my money is managing me. When things feel overwhelming and like I’m digging my debt hole deeper instead of filling it in, I have a tendency to want to hide from it all, which of course makes it worse. I killed […]