Spend the Money

Earning opportunity – Shop for Shipt

Now hiring in several southern states, Shipt delivers groceries. If you’re physically able to tote groceries, have a smart phone, car, and driver’s license, this could be a nice part time job. www.shipt.com. Or for that matter, if there are times you’d like your groceries to just arrive, it could be a nice service for you. Also nice for someone elderly or disabled, or just down with the flu.


A New Financial Start

Maybe you spent a bit too much over the holidays. January sometimes brings on a sort of financial repentance, and a desire to use money more effectively in the new year. My book can help with that. Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely deals with the need for financial change from both directions – spending less and earning more. Maybe you have friends or relatives who spend too much, or want to get out of debt. The book would make a nice gift for them, or just tell them about it. Want to retire early? Take a fantastic trip? The strategies in the book can help you move toward any financial goal.

It’s available on http://www.amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle versions.


“Can You Break a Fifty?”

That’s what I should have said. Alas, I didn’t say that, and was nearly robbed of forty dollars.

My current paying guest paid his rent all in fifties. I set out that morning knowing I needed to break one, to give him change. After enough of the day went by that I wasn’t thinking about fifties anymore, I drove through a fast food place and paid with a fifty, because that was all I had.

When I received change from a ten, at first I was confused. I told the cashier I gave her a fifty. She immediately replied, “No ma’am, I don’t have any fifties in my drawer.” Now that I think of it, that may have been a literal truth – she was gone from the window long enough to go into the back and put it in her purse.

I counted my money and determined a fifty was gone. I mentally reviewed my day and realized I had not had a ten dollar bill. I parked and went inside and repeated that I gave her a fifty.

“No ma’am, I don’t have any fifties in my drawer.”

After I made an ugly scene and dialed the police, a different employee gave me the missing forty dollars. There was no manager on duty. If all the employees had been in it together and stuck to their story, I would have been defenseless.

From now on (until I forget), anytime I pay with a large bill, I’m going to say, “Can you break a fifty?” That way we all know I’m handing over a large bill and there’s no room for confusion, error, or con artistry.

Wonderful review

I am so moved by this review. “Tightwad Gazette of the 21st Century” is exactly what I wanted people to think about it:

“Great book!, February 18, 2014

By Lita McRiley “Sorlina”See all my reviews

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This review is from: Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely (Kindle Edition)

This book is jam-packed with tips, ideas, and strategies for saving money. It’s the Tightwad Gazette of the 21st century… internet addresses for DIY help, encouragement for readers, personal anecdotes, this book has it all. To top it off, it’s delivered in a light, easy to read style that isn’t preachy or judgmental. A very helpful, and enjoyable, read!”

The Tightwad Gazette has been the “bible” of thrifty living. My hope was to make it the ‘old testament’ and mine the ‘new testament’, and it seems I have succeeded.