long term living strategies

long term living strategies

hi folks-- someone commented in an earlier post that they would like to see more posts that focus on strategies for long-term survival with little money. sounded like a good idea to me--so i'm throwing it out to you (as a graduate student who's, sadly, long-term poor). okay--what throws me into crisis? car/truck breaking down. its true that i don't NEED one (like i NEED to eat) but not having transportation available really shakes my cage. soooo--i am trying this new thing--the inevitable truck repair fund. so far--i put $15 a week into it right off the top and then force myself to live with what's left. this week, and last weekend, that has meant no extras--like coffee out or dinner w/ friends at a restaurant, or thrifting, or swinging by the grocery store to pick up the extra nicety that would make dinner even better. but i did it. and i think that this is going to be the long-term strategy that helps me live a little less anxiously. what are other people's ideas? holly +++++++++++ editorial addition: I read all y'all's comments and i agree--no extras is no way to live. that part of the strategy was just because its the end of the month (get paid monthly) and i was a bit foolish in the beginning. good point!
O.K., I know it’s a daffodil. . .

O.K., I know it’s a daffodil. . .

the rest of the room

the rest of the room

Pictures – just because

Pictures – just because

My gardens before…

My gardens before…

What strategies do you use to keep track of your plantings?

What strategies do you use to keep track of your plantings?

Danielle from Winter Park, FL

Danielle from Winter Park, FL