I'm a huge fan of Gail Vaz-Oxlade. As I sit here typing out this post, I'm watching her on Princess. And 30 minutes prior, I was watching her on Til Debt Do Us Part. Gail makes finances so easy. Live on cash, track your spending. If you need or want something, you can have it.. but pay with cash.
I have to admit, watching other individuals in similar financial situations as myself is a little comforting. To know that I'm not alone in the financial mess that I've but myself and my family in. And to know that if they can get out of their financial messes, then there's a chance that I can too.
I can see small improvements in my financial spending habits. But I do have a long way to go. I've been bringing a lunch with me to work, but like today, I joined the guys for lunch and we went to the nearby mall food court. I didn't buy much, but I still spent $4 on veggie tempura that I really didn't need. Coffee is still made every day at home. I sometimes pick up a 2nd cup from the work cafeteria. Lately there haven't been any desserts, donuts or potato chip purchases.
I love watching Gail's shows. I enjoy reading her blog. I have yet to try and live on cash and track my expenses though. Possibly a mini-goal for November.