Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall is Upon Us

The temperatures in Chicago are starting to consistently drop even as we are still gifted with an occasional sunny day. But it is just a matter of time before the really cold weather sets in and I will be pulling out my down coat. I would hardly think about replacing a cloth or leather coat after only two years but it seems that while down is warm it does not hold up well. So while I am preoccupied with all things necessary to keep me warm, my mind is also occupied with my reliance on technology. In the midst of preparing a major presentation I had to purchase and set up a new lap top, get familiar with a handy cam and the editing program. Needless to say, I am in serious need of a techie to guide me through this maze of technology. lol

Just this week I decided that I did not need a land phone and a cellphone. I seldom use my land phone. I want to downsize my lifestyle so that I can prioritize my finances for things I want and not be saddled with unnecessary expenses. I am looking to see where else I can cut but I am already living a spartan life. I do not have a tv, so I do not have a cable bill. I have DSL and was told by AT&T if I bundle my services I could reduce my monthly expenses by $10. So of course I bundled. I do not eat out a lot, although I go out more often than I would like. It often involves meetins and social functions.

Question: What challenge or growing edge are you facing? What support and resources do you need to get through with your sanity and dignity intact?

What might you need to do to feel more in control of your finances and be able to spend according to your priorities?

Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah