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post #81 of 90
Also, did you all see this?

http://www.choosingprosperity.com/bill.htm

I love it!
post #82 of 90
Funny how it's making me more aware of my attitude toward money.

For days, I kept putting off playing, even though I desperately wanted to spend my check... always waiting for the "perfect time".

And in the meantime I got hit with a ton of bills.

Now I am playing again with more passion, and even though you're not supposed to, it felt so GOOD to pay off those bills!

How's everyone else doing?
post #83 of 90
My check today was $7500! Wow, what a fantastic amount of money to just be able to spend on WHATEVER I WANT! Putting myself in the full prosperity mindset, I thought for awhile. I knew I'd love to have new cabinets and hardware in the kitchen and bathroom. Okay, easy peasy - I bought all new cabinets. Eco friendly cabinets even! Delicious!

And THEN! I remembered we want a new frame for our mattress - it is currently on slats on the floor. So I started pricing frames so I knew how much to allot for one, and then I realized that I don't want any old bed frame, I want a sustainably made bed frame. So I looked at those...and then I thought, $7500...I want ALL of my furniture to be eco friendly!

So that's what I bought!

And man alive, that felt FANTASTIC!!!
post #84 of 90
Ok, I signed up. First day was spent on a massage and a haircut. Becaus my back is thrown out from picking up kidlets and my hair looks like the crazy cat lady.
post #85 of 90
I just started this! I have 39 items on my list, most for BIG ticket items....2 hybrid cars (one Prius, one SUV for the fam, the dog, and STUFF!), trips, a hobbit hole house, a gorgeous .5 mil house!, renovations to MY house, etc!

I just spent my $100 on beautiful organic yoga clothes. I got a pair of burgundy gaucho yoga pants and a matching floral print tank top. I can just see how gorgeous I look in the clothes and Hey! I can get deeper into the poses, too!

How fun!
post #86 of 90
I signed up today! How much fun! I started listing things to be, do, have and that has been fun. I am not sure how to place monetary values onto things like getting pregnant and i don't like to see it having a $0 value, it seems counter-productive to see that.
I spent my $100 on some new clothes for myself. I actually had a hard time visualizing myself wearing them without feeling guilty about spending money on myself. I guess that is something i should work on.
post #87 of 90
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Originally Posted by cameransmommy View Post
I am not sure how to place monetary values onto things like getting pregnant and i don't like to see it having a $0 value, it seems counter-productive to see that.
Yes, how is everyone else assigning values to this? I'd also like to know what kind of things to be and do you're listing in your 100.

I have "stay home w/ baby for 1st year" and put the value as a year's salary. I also have "bonding weekend with grandmom" where I figured for gas, we'd go to dinner and $$ for my husband to get takeout, etc.

I guess for something like "be more fit" or "run a 5k" I'd put the cost of a gym membership or personal trainer.

What are your non-material items?
post #88 of 90
I need to do a lot of reading and soul-searching, but I am going through major hangups here! I signed up for the game and filled out a bunch of stuff on my list, but I still haven't spent the first day's money! I feel like I don't deserve financial prosperity, or why should it be me who has it, etc., etc., etc. I need to go to Flylady for a kick in the pants to get over this Stinking Thinking!
post #89 of 90
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Originally Posted by klg47 View Post
I need to do a lot of reading and soul-searching, but I am going through major hangups here! I signed up for the game and filled out a bunch of stuff on my list, but I still haven't spent the first day's money! I feel like I don't deserve financial prosperity, or why should it be me who has it, etc., etc., etc. I need to go to Flylady for a kick in the pants to get over this Stinking Thinking!
Can you add things to the "stuff I want" list first? (Forget what it is actually called.)

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I'm up to the ~ $1500 level now. And I can't think of anything to spend it on. I can easily spend $500, and I want to buy a house, and I can think of a few things in the $20,000 range, but nothing in the $1500 range! Any ideas?
post #90 of 90
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Originally Posted by sphinxie View Post
nothing in the $1500 range! Any ideas?
I mentioned that some of my hang-ups are related to thinking I don't deserve prosperity. I don't want to get sucked into the love of money and the need for more, more, more. So most of the stuff on my list is really practical - things that I can't feel guilty for wanting Some stuff that could be in the $1500 range:

- contributions to retirement or kids' savings accounts
- donation to any cause/school/organization
- airline tickets to see family
- prenatal/birth with a midwife
- food storage
- new computer
- educational seminars (I was specifically thinking of George Wythe College here)
- courses toward a Masters or Doctorate (for me it would again be through GWC)
- fun family vacation (Disney World!)
- honeymoon-type trip with spouse
- books
- home decor/art
- furniture (we don't have beds for our kids, dressers, a decent kitchen table, etc., so for me this is definitely not a "fluff" item)
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