Sunday, February 03, 2008

You're Broke Because You Want To Be.......

This is a book that my mom and dad sent me this week. I received it and had it finished in about one day! I loved it! It is by a man named Larry Winget, and he also has a tv show called Big Spender. This book is exactly what the title says, a book about money. He has a very good approach to saving money, and he is very to the point. I was so exicited to start his program, so we jumped right into. Granted we have only just started on Friday, but we have managed to put 15% into savings of what we brought home on Friday, and we still had spending money for our date night, and my favorite part, I was under-budget on my grocery bill:) Yay! So far I'm very proud of myself! I know it's not much, but you don't understand how hard it is for me to SAVE money. We didn't even spend all of our money we had set aside for Friday evening, it is still in the envelope waiting...haha. Anyways I wanted to share some quotes he has in his book, I thought they were good:

If you feed your mind as often as you feed your stomach, then you'll never have to worry about feeding your stomach or a roof over your head or clothes on your back.

People do not want to take responsibility for the scarcity in their lives. It is much easier to blame circumstances, others, events, or even God for the things they have failed to acquire or achieve.

Almost any man knows how to earn money, but not one in a million knows how to spend it.

If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep becomes your downfall.

So this book was great, and so far so good!