I lost $10 dollars when I was trying to figure out how to make more money

10 dollars

I was going for a walk near my house because I was trying to set a new 30 day get healthy plan because the last one I did, I stopped. I committed myself to 30 days to drink 3 liters of water a day, do 30 minutes of exercise daily and eat 1 green vegetable a day. Well, guess what happened? I failed! I didn’t get to 3 liters, I skipped at least 1 or 2 exercise a week, and I didn’t eat greens every day. So, at the end of 30 days, I wasn’t feeling all that great, but I didn’t give up on myself. I’m human and things get in the way, so what did I do? I started another 30 days commitment starting today. I got up early so that I could go for a 30 minute walk and decided I would drink my coffee as I walked. I got dressed and was getting ready to poor my cream into my coffee but when I opened the cream, it smelled rotten. I can’t go without cream in my coffee, so I checked to see if the drug store was open so I can go get cream, but it didn’t open until 9:00am. Now because I didn’t want to get unmotivated and not go for my walk, I put milk in my coffee, A LOT of milk because the coffee was strong and I don’t do sugar anymore. It didn’t taste too bad, but I wasn’t planning on switching to milk just yet. I still needed cream for the rest of the week. So, I was going to pick up cream on the way back home. So, I grabbed $10 out of my wallet and put it in my loose pocket along with a Starbucks card, just in case I couldn’t stand the taste and could just grab a coffee and go. Before I left the house, a little voice was telling me “you’re going to lose your money. It’s going to fall out.” I heard it and decided to tuck it in the card that I had in the pocket. My little voice said “go get the little wallet”, but I thought to myself, “ahhhh it’s too far upstairs. I’ll just be sure to tuck it in the card.” So, I ignored my little voice and off I went. I was listening to a podcast on marketing and writing stories for your blog, which is how this story came to be. Continue reading →

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OK, this article is about saving money and having fun.  I am subscribed to Chatelaine and love it. I get great advice on saving money, recipe ideas, mind you sometimes the recipes are a little too rich for my tummy and I end up paying the price later, but at the time it’s worth it. Right now, they are having a deal. You can get either Chatelaine, Flare or LouLou for $9.99 plus they are giving you a free stylish bag at no additional cost. If you like magazines as much as I do, this is a great deal. 


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The other thing you can do with your magazines after is create a vision board with the images you find in the magazines. If you don’t know what a vision board it, check out this article from one of my mentors Christine Kane.

Have fun saving and creating your vision board.