twenties series: [thirteen] economize

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looking further ahead and thinking for long term is the smart thing to do now. its never a bad thing to start early and create a good habit to control monetary usage and handle cash flow with care. at a point where i should start thinking about investments, assets and things that would affect the markets. the last thing i need is to see my bank account balances dip slowly because of poor monetary management and unnecessary expenses. that means, controlling the frequency of eating out, holding back often temptations for online shopping and differentiating between wants and needs. its no secret i put much emphasis in my technology, my car, and my taekwondo gear. i like shopping and i love new things, who doesn’t? online shopping has made it so easy for me to make purchases, i could be spending way more than i would want to without realizing until i receive my credit card bill in the mail. for example, it doesn’t help that i have not used any phone model for more than two years, in fact, record shows i have had four phones in the past four years and three laptops within the past six years. recent investment in yet another uniform to add to my ever growing collection of taekwondo gear, but i swear this time is for a good cause

day 347 – make some spend lots

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rare sunday afternoon off teaching which in the ideal world would be used for resting my sore and tired body. but i find myself at metro shopping with the best mom in the world. spending more than i make which can’t be good news for my plan to save up in the long run. i see the problem now, no wonder it’s not working

day 143 – belt is revived

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my belt at its worst condition where a line of thread completely ripped off and there’s a huge gap causing fillings to be exposed and at one point decided its life was at its end. thanks to my moms superior sewing skills, she revived my belt and it’s now better than the original condition. will continue to use this belt for the now and i am so ready for more training!!