APR 1-30…ESSENTIALS-ONLY. I think it was Ben Franklin who famously said “A penny saved is a penny earned.”
I’m not a big consumer – never have been. Either that’s because I have simple needs or it’s the result of my sensible upbringing. In general, I find myself fascinated with the latest gadget or gizmo but I let others be the early adopters. After all, they’ll have a newer model out in a few months and to purchase it now would be such a waste, right? When I do buy, I tend to spend more for lasting quality. Even with my no frills lifestyle, I bet I buy more than I think. At least that’s the thought behind this month’s assignment. Discretionary spending is out, control is in. Why spend beyond your means, when others don’t even have life’s essentials? Did you know that nearly 10% of the US population lives below the poverty line? What do you think you could get by without this month?