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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    An observation about controlling finances.

    Controlling my finances is almost exactly like losing weight and staying in shape. There are a billion ways to do it wrong, but the solution is dead simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    Controlling my finances is almost exactly like losing weight and staying in shape.
    actually I find they are exact opposites - you want to take in more dollars than you spend, and do the exact opposite with calories.

    Sadly, I am on the wrong side of these ratios more often than not.
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    Yep. Like a lot of things, it's simple but not easy.
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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    actually I find they are exact opposites - you want to take in more dollars than you spend, and do the exact opposite with calories.

    Sadly, I am on the wrong side of these ratios more often than not.
    In that regard, yes, but I was alluding more to the commitment and meticulousness of doing so. At least in the beginning anyway, when spending $100-$1000 makes a dent.
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    It just helps me to see all the little expenses add up. Between lunch, bars, and movies, I'll rack up $500-1000 on my credit card that's easily avoidable. Then I'll eat PB&J, drink PBR, and watch streaming movies online for a month before returning to my old ways.

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    I thought the title said controlling fiancees, and was expecting a much different discussion.
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    here are some more words of wisdom

    buy low sell high
    calories in calories out

    Now...if only someone can work out how to put it into practice.
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    I don't drink outside the house, neither I drink much.

    I don't dine out nor I buy lunch very often.

    Even in this economy, I can swing a vacation to Hawaii.
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