For the average American $75 000 will keep them away from poverty and make them buy things they think that will make them happy
In Africa its not so simple to pinpoint the amount of happiness because of diversification from the different cultures
Nothing is so simple
that it cannot be
-Pope Boniface VIII
Who decides its O.K to stuff your face with foods that you normally would not c
Why is O.K to stuff your face
with stuff at a certain time of the year
Who iz incharged
Is there a Stuffing commitee
Do they decide when the boxes Biscuts must come out
What Is the universal signals
For grown men and children to indiscrimenatly feed
Has the Festive season become a money bleeding season or has it always been frenzy of uncontrollable spending.
Working on a zero budget that every cent must have a place to go to before the month start has created a enormous financial awareness with me. I have always done the big things like " save 30% of my income - 10% for the emergency fund, 10% re-investment fund, 10% savings fund(growth).
As far as the other 70% goes not much thought was given to this section because it was put down to cost of living. Only recently did we realize one can control the amount of water or electricity we use daily. Once we got the hang of saving water and electricity it started to other household items like washing powder and dish washing liquids.
All of a sudden we had some extra left!
But suddenly all the extra were wipe away in uncontrollable spending buying for Uncle... and for so and so that is coming to visit. Don't get me wrong I love seeing friends and family this is after all a time for getting together.
How do you control your the outflow!
Can one budget for the unexpected - Should we add another 10% to the already 30% savings and call it Festive fund or Happy spending fund
Buying ones own toilet paper has always been a sign of maturity. It's not so much the money factor but more the advance planning - making sure you have it when you need.
Toilet-role stashed away for Inevitable is a sign of Maturity
I have learned the toilet-paper-principal early on my life journey. Never go on a road-trip, hike up a mountain or go anywhere. without have a role stashed away. Toothpaste you can buy on the way(just don't kiss anyone). With soap you can squeezes all the little soap-nuggets together or as a last resort you can use dry-clean (deodorant spray).
If you haven't got toilet-paper you cannot use it.
What is your Toilet paper principal today
What is the one thing you cannot go with out today?
What is your inevitable(must do) - What is your important(toothpaste)-What is your convenient(soap)
Do you have a role stashed away?
Did you plan for pleasure today
what colour is it outdated