Money is a way to allow us the freedom to do the things we want to do. I have always enjoyed having money and enjoyed earning it creatively. I really have had some interesting jobs throughout the years– Magician’s Assistant, Jazz Dance Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Published Author, Performing Actress, Professional Fundraiser.
Conservative employment has never been the place where I thrived. Yes, I’ve had jobs with large companies and had challenges working with the office politics. I’m sure I am not the only woman who has felt these things. I point you towards our current #MeTooMovement.
Luckily, I have been able to support my shopping habits. However, recently I have begun to make sure that when I buy something, I really need and want it. What a novelty for me! To think before I buy is a new concept. I am trying to embrace a new normal and realize that I have too much stuff.
Maybe I have shopped as a way to entertain myself. One of my new favorite tricks has been to shop online and then leave the site before I actually check out. This gives me the shopping high and yet I actually haven’t spent any money. I do love to check out clothes, make-up, books and shoes online.
I don’t need to buy any more clothes, make-up, books or shoes. I need to go shopping in my own closet and use what I have! What a creative idea! I can use my inner creativity and create new outfits by coordinating my existing clothes! Wow, I can feed my creative juices and save my money! I love it!!
Streamlining my expenses is another way to keep more money in my piggy bank. Making a written list of everything that I owed in a month or what money I spent helped me to put more money in my savings account.
Also, I have started using cash for my everyday purchases, such as a magazine or a coca-cola. This helps me to not overspend on items I don’t really need. By actually counting the money out and handing it to the clerk, it lets me literally see how much money I am spending. This encourages me to be more in the moment and conscious of exactly what I am spending.
Having a savings account and watching it grow is great. This allows me to know exactly where my money will be for my future. And that is a fantastic feeling!! Now that’s taking money matters into my own hands!