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Call me Crazy - and need help

January 30th, 2007 at 07:23 pm

Well dh called me around 3 and said the mechanic called and nothing is wrong with his brakes. then 2 or 3 people told me the same thing happened to them and something was wrong. But they couldn't remember what. One of them said it was a "hole in a thingie or something." Yeah that really helps me. GREAT!

So overall I mostly feel crazy though - LOL.

They said they will check it again in the morning - when the car is not warmed up. We'll see - we decided he needed an oil change so we could pay them for their time I guess.

Frankly I rather be crazy than have a repair bill or brake problems. Wink

In other news just got this in my e-mail:

"As part of the Feed the Pig financial literacy effort, we are looking to find the best savings tip that young CPAs can offer to those in their age group. Give us your best savings solution. It can focus on ways to save, how to spend less than you earn, or how to get on the right fiscal track. Whatever you believe can help Americans on the road to financial literacy. The "Top Tips" that we receive will be judged and winning responses will be featured in a press release sent to national media. The names of those who submitted winning responses will be published on the AICPA's Young CPA Network's site.

Hmmmmm, I have LOTS of great advice to save money. But the BEST? will have to ponder...

I think the best advice I can offer is to not live up to your means/save raises. I will have to come up with a submission. Like the most money I ever saved was when I graduated college and lived like I was still a starving student though I got paid 3 times as much.

My problem is everything I can think of sounds so obvious. Well, if they pick me and feature me or anything I will definitely give a shout out to this website!

8 Responses to “Call me Crazy - and need help”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    MM, perhaps that should be your tip: find like minded people, either IRL or online, where you can get new ideas or inspiration. it'as always hard to try to save when everyone around you is in 'spend mode', so make sure you find at least a few folks who're also into saving and can give you words of encouragement.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    So overall I mostly feel crazy though I'm feeling crazy too. A good money saving tip? Cooking once a month? Buying in bulk? Buying used or swapping?

  3. pjmama Says:

    Just remember that the obvious is what many people fail to see Wink

  4. jriessel Says:

    I love tina's idea. Also - educate yourself - read as many books, blogs or articles on money management as you can.

  5. tinapbeana Says:

    oh, btw MM: i just noticed you added a weather underground stamp to your bio area. yay! don't ask me why, but i think it's fun to know what the weather is like for other folks...

  6. monkeymama Says:

    Cool TinaP - I hoped you wouldn't think I Was stalking you - hehe. i like those too.

    I have been thinking today that the best simple piece of advice that has REALLY served us well was knowing price is usually negotiable. (If not always - hehe). I thought maybe coupling that with saving the difference whenever you negotiate price down. Now there is a tip.

    I was thinking along the lines of eating in more too.

    Hmmmm.

  7. monkeymama Says:

    The support I think is invaluable. I Was thinking my best tip would be to come hang out here. I know they are trying to launch their own website though. But all the same, support and like-minded people is pretty key.

  8. Ima saver Says:

    That is a good idea, hanging out here. It definately encourages people.

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