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Day 2 of Recovery

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Well, I made it through my first full day of keeping track of my spending. The new comer's packet they gave me had a small notebook in it for us to keep track of every last cent we spend. Luckily, I've only had to put two somewhat small amounts in it for today. But I still need to go to the grocery store, so trying to figure out if I itemize or just total it. So, I'm learning.

I have a few people to help keep me accountable. My grandmother wanted me to take my money to my uncle, but I knew I'd never be able to buy anything again. And there will be moments of needs, and I know he would even question those. So, I've opted not to do that. I can do this. I know I can.

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    Keep up the great work.
    1103 days ago
    Agree that you can do it.
    1104 days ago
    I think you can do this on your own. For others to control your money means you'd have someone to blame or use as a scapegoat and you'd never learn to control yourself--someone else would have that power. Think how much stronger you're learning to be. More power to you.
    1104 days ago
    One of the reasons that we have to use a hand written notebook is that after 6 weeks of doing this, we are to bring our notebooks in for review with two peers who have been successful for a longer period of time, in order to determine a course of action.
    1104 days ago
    Good luck!
    1104 days ago
    There are some great free apps out there for budgeting. I use and love "my wallet" you just need to find one that works for you. And because it's on your phone you refer to it before making any purchases.
    1104 days ago
    Yes you can do it !! I've been limited for years due to big purchases for years. I'm coming out of it in June thank God because now I have medical expenses but will make out ok since June is 4 mo away. Keep your options open for emergencies. Hugs.
    1104 days ago
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