I am mostly marking this complete because this is not a major focus for me any more. when I started this goal I was seriously struggling to make ends meet. At this stage I still have a way to go but I know I have enough not to worry about affording food and basic items and that I have medical aid, pension and life insurance for husband and I. I am not creating more debt and am reducing the debt I do have. Right now thats good enough for me! 6 days ago
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How I did it: Miraculously everything i needed to achieve my goal fell into place. Once I had decided to focus on this goal, the right people, circumstances, and events came together.
a playstation 3. With no “how am I going to pay the rent this week?” attached to it. Such a good feeling :D
I need to focus on saving now, but thankfully I’ve always been good at that. 17 months ago
but I’m getting closer.
I went out with a friend last night and was able to buy her a drink without worrying about how it would affect the rest of my week regarding rent, bills, food etc.
It was a good feeling! 18 months ago
a) Shut down other superannuation account
b) Cancel mobile contract & go back to pre-paid 18 months ago
should make a difference here. I have been so tired trying to make ends meet, I am so grateful that this job will allow me to start paying off debts. 20 months ago
I just sold enough at my latest art show to let me start putting some aside for a few month’s income, to get ahead of the curve. This is a welcome development, and I hope to build on it as I get more work done – and sell more, too. 2 years ago
If all goes well, this should begin to be able to start happening after my next art show. (November 2011). They usually sell well.
This show will hopefully give me enough money to set aside six month’s income. That is something I have never done before – actually kept ahold of money! – and should go along way towards relieving stress and worry as right now I’m broke month to month, and often borrowing from friends. Urgh.
This set of savings is my first priority. Then there are bills that have to be taken care of, then bills that can be taken care of slightly down the line. If all this is taken care of, then I can plan for extra things like home improvement or some travel or goodies:)
I finally also sat down and made a giant list of just about everything in my life – from the big to the little, from the practical to the vague. It’s huge – but helpful. It reassures me, knowing it’s all there, and I can just tinker with it – and plan. 2 years ago