Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Two Interesting Articles

Frugal For Life posted this gem of an article Surviving (and thriving) on $12,000 a year.

"...I'm accustomed to lean living. Here are some of the mantras that have kept me going thus far:"

It's not what I have, but how much of it I can keep--the question often asked "can I do without this?" if not...
How can I get it free, or almost free?--thrifty shopping is the key.
Enough is as good as a feast--filet mignon is not an option!!
Every day is casual Friday!--Versace is out, Goodwill is in.
Announce my intentions, "put it out in the universe," which is also known as "prayer."--your faith can be your strength in times of trouble
$20 to feel rich, increasing my monthly church tithe--priorities are important

This article can be found in its original forum at Surviving (and thriving) on $12,000 a year


The first article was was originally referenced by Frugal For Life. It is a must read along with the follow-up article:

I make $6.50 an hour. Am I poor?--Here's how I slipped from the middle class into near poverty, and what I'm doing about it

and

Back from the brink: Poor no more--A Montana woman finds new opportunities and new optimism as she rebounds from a crippling job setback.

All I can say is WOW!!

1 comment:

LeighAnn said...

That is a really great post. I LOVE IT!!