The younger days

Monday, March 15, 2010

As I sit here and think about my taxes, I think about how all the money I'm getting back is going straight to bills.  Yep, there will be no shopping spree for me or a nice vacation getaway... just a few checks to write to send to pay bills.  Why is it when we are younger we want to be older and when we are older we want to be younger?  I can answer this question only for myself...
• No paying bills
• No going to work
• Summer vacations
• Spring breaks
• No grocery shopping
• No cleaning house
(The list could go on and on!)

In other words, no responsibility... come on - it doesn't really exist when you're younger.  Of course, there is school, cleaning your room, etc. - but the real world can be a downer.  I remember thinking I wouldn't be able to make it until the day I got my drivers license and now I love someone else driving... I mean have you seen the price of gas today?  I remember thinking moving out was going to be the best thing that happened to me.  And don't get me wrong, it was.  However, writing out that mortgage, power, water and cable checks every month is getting harder and harder for me to do.  The money is there but once those are paid... what's left?  What about the fun stuff I want to go do, the beauty products I'm dying to try and the gifts I want to buy my friends?????  Anybody got a lottery ticket???

I'm praying for this economy to be turned around and in the meantime, I'm trying to cut corners in every little way I can.  Let me know if you have any tips... because I'm gonna need them.

1 comment:

  1. OMGOODNESS I can sooo relate LOL....As far as the tips for saving,the family and I don't eat out as much as we used to-I cook from scratch more and more.I use coupons when I can at the grocery store (if I have good ones).We don't do any extra driving-but we just don't GO anywhere anymore LOL it's not really beacause we're trying to save gas.We go to work,store,back home,doctor's appts...We try to do FUN things that aren't expensive-or are absolutely FREE-like going to the park (we pack a picnic lunch)....



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