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Old 03-28-2011, 09:46 AM
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Itís tough but, like our government, we all need to do our part.

The President ordered the cabinet to cut a whopping $100 million from the $3.5 trillion federal budget!

I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget.
Being retired, I spend about $1500 a month on groceries, medicine, bills, etc.,
but it's time to get out the budget cutting ax, go line by line through my expenses, and go to work.

I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio -1/35,000 of my total budget.
After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $1500 a month;
I'm going to have to cut that number by four cents!

Yes, I'm going to have to get by with $1499.96, but that's what sacrifice is all about.
I'll just have to do without those luxuries I've been blowing four cents on.

Times are tough.
Happy to do my share.

:-( Kind of brings a tear to your eye donít it?
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Don't forget to borrow another $500 you will still spend beyond your budget from China but congratulations on the 4 cent savings.
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WOW - four cents. A very ingenious post. Loved it.

Don't worry. You spent four cents in electricity draining the battery in your calculator figuring this out.

If this was 1950 something, it would take two months to afford the luxury to buy a package of devil dogs.
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Don't forget to borrow another $500 you will still spend beyond your budget from China but congratulations on the 4 cent savings.
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