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Well, I was doing my usual "check my balance" this week and saw how much I have to use until next payday (next Friday) and it wasn't pretty.

I'm doing fine for food, bills are caught up, etc., but it was still upsetting to realize how much I spent in the past week. Some of it went to a recent Six Flags trip with [livejournal.com profile] dadaginny, but most went to fireworks and other "entertainment."

So, to make sure this doesn't happen again, I've done the following:

1. Canceled my subscription to Giganews.
2. Canceled my subscription to NetFlix.
3. Canceled my subscription to XM Radio.

Those alone will save me an average of $50 per month. I refuse to cancel my FFXI account. I need some entertainment in my life. Plus, I'm going to finally sit down and set up a strict budget for myself. I'm trying to change my diet, but being on the road a lot, my only choice that I convinced myself of was fast food. No more. Brown bagging it when ever possible.

Other changes I've made were eliminating soda as much as possible. I've been drinking more tea and water and even reusing the bottles. I also got a Brita water pitcher since I can't stand the tap water here. Brita makes it much more tolerable.

I've also got some serious things coming up and I REALLY need to start saving. Myself and [livejournal.com profile] dadaginny are planning on going to Disneyworld next summer and are going to need the cash. Plus, a house is in our future and we'll need a hefty down payment for that.

Anywho, that's what's up.


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