>I need to cancel my Tivo & XM Radio, but I can’t bring myself to do it.
Excuses keep popping into my head, “It’s not that much money. I need those things. What else am I going to spend that money on?”
Well, I could spend that money on gifts for my nephew, a new pair of shoes, or even food.
What other expenses can I possibly cut? I’ve reviewed my budget in the past, when gas prices started to skyrocket about 10 years ago.
I don’t go out to eat anymore and rarely if ever go to Starbucks. My fridge is fairly bare because I try not to buy food I won’t actually eat. I commute to work and only go to work and then back home, while trying to combine all my errands into one trip.
The biggest expense I have is rent. Common sense tells me I should get a roommate, but is the freedom afforded me by living alone really worth it? What would I do with that money? I guess I could save it to buy a house, but that seems like it would be the final nail in the coffin and I’ll be off to permanent spinsterhood. Of course, I could save it up for retirement because as we all know a 401K is going to give me the same odds as playing craps in Las Vegas.
So the reality is that I either get a roommate or stop whining about not having any money left after I pay all my bills because waiting for a husband to show up seems to be as realistic as playing the lottery. Did I mention I haven’t had a roommate in 10 years? That was also the last time I had a boyfriend, but that’s just a coincidence.
Christ, I’ll be 40 years old before I know it. Shouldn’t I be more well off than when I was in my 20s?