The problem with gouging your customers, is that you leave them begrudgingly paying for your service until a competitor comes along, and then they will HAPPILY move to your competitor, even if the price is the same. Luckily for us, the market for unlimited data in cell-phone companies just took a giant leap forward.
"I love teaching and changing people's lives, it just doesn't pay enough, which means I work more and don't spend time with the kids, and don't have time to workout... I like the idea of having the freedom to make my own schedule and not have to be stressed to find time to do a simple thing like do the laundry".
Yep… That’s our HUGE 32” TV with our FREE Apple TV hand-me-down sitting next to it, on the piece of furniture that Kristen haggled down an additional 20% from the salesman by saying “come on… look at this thing, no one else is going to come buy this thing… its hideous” If you can’t tell, we care a lot about our appearance and TV’s in this household…
It’s clear at this point that barring any major changes in our income or expenses that we will be able to achieve our investment goals in 34 more months as long as we take things month by month and do everything possible to hit the high bars we have set for ourselves.
The old saying of “It’s not what you know, but who you know” doesn’t just apply to employment… It certainly applies to optimizing your travel experience...Make those connections in your travels and you will not only optimize the EXPERIENCE of your journey, but the FINANCES of them.
So what did we find in Rory’s “Junk Drawer”? The answer is a LOT of stuff! We could barely close the damn thing, which is what prompted cleaning it out. Within there were key fobs to cars we no longer own, $20 in loose change, a $100 U.S. Treasury Bond from during his service years, various vegetable seeds (Just wait until you see our driveway-garden posts in the future) and nearly $500 in GIFT CERTIFICATES!!!
It’s all about choices and the reality is the tiny things we do to save money can translate into huge savings! And trust me ladies, your husband will be more apt to encourage you to buy nice things for yourself when you save him money on the other end!