Do it On a Dime Blog

Do it on a Dime Blog

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Time for a little transparency and honesty.


As you would know if you read my blog often I have a fairly low-income. I live very frugally, partly because I am naturally frugal and mostly because I don’t really have a choice. I don’t choose to share my income and exact numbers with you because it’s not the point of my blog. It’s not about the numbers but about the actions and feelings and thoughts that drive the decisions that we make.

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money is power

Money is Power

Money Makes the World Go ‘Round

There is a lot of things going on in the world right now. There is so much that is happening. So much pain. So much suffering. So much change. So many new ideas and concepts. So many issues that have lain festering are now bursting out into the open and demanding our attention. With all this going on, there is one thing that I keep on coming back to: money. The root of many of our issues, from the pandemic to the race issues comes from power. The gap between those in power and those who don’t have power has never been more noticeable. Those who are in power are increasingly making decisions that affect those that don’t have power and they don’t have everyone’s best interest in mind. We are at the mercy at those who have power.

How do we opt out? How do we take back control of our own lives? How do we make sure that we are not overly affected by political edicts and the whims of those in power? How do we buffer ourselves from the extremes that are rocking our world?

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Mitigating the Damage

Mitigating the Damage

There are times when you should be trying to make more money and to pay down debt and save money. There are times when you should try to make calculations about whether your time is worth the money you are making. Maybe there are times when you should be focusing on cutting big fixed costs (such as housing, cars etc.)

But then there are times in crises when those things are just not possible.

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