I can’t say it enough. Living frugally does NOT mean you can’t have the things you really want in life. It just means that, sometimes, you have to get super creative.
Here are 5 top tips to get what you want while staying in your budget!
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Don’t go after the cheaper item because you can’t afford what you want. If you want that iPhone, don’t settle for a Samsung because it’s cheaper. It’ll just make you miserable and make you FEEL like your getting the shaft, which discourages you in the future to keep trying to save money. Figure out how you CAN get what you want. Maybe you could sell an item or two around the house you’re not using. Perhaps you could take surveys online. Figure out exactly what you need to do to get what you want, then…
Never, I repeat never, take “NO” for an answer
I mean, unless your bound to the person, like a cop with handcuffs 😉 or your husband that you should submit to. Last week my website designer told me “NO.” They told me that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, and in their frustration of my not taking “no” for an answer, and trying to come up with a creative solution, they dropped me. Sounds a little harsh, but ok, I figure that God is just making room in my life for people who aren’t going to try to hold me back. So, I went on in peace, trying to figure it out myself. I found out that it WAS possible to do what I wanted…but the price tag was $700! Ok, a little bit closer, a yes, but $700. Now, a yes with $300 is what I want. 🙂 When all was said and done, I got my “yes” and for only $85! Not only that, but the new design went way above my expectations! It’s gorgeous. I love it so much. Do you like it? Please tell me you like it. 😉
Work hard to get what you want
I could have just given up as easy as that. After all, a web designer knows so much more than me! I could have again, given up when I found out it would be close to $700. But, I didn’t. I was willing to work hard for what I wanted, and that is what you must do as well. Listen, there is nothing given to us in life. There is nothing that we don’t have to put in some type of effort to attain. If you want something, get it, but be willing to work for it.
Don’t give up
Giving up will never accomplish what you want. Stick to it for the long haul. Maybe that means waiting a few weeks to get that iPhone rather than getting a Samsung fast now. No matter what it is, if you stick with it, you’re most likely to succeed. Persistence is key.
You got it! Now do it again, and again, and again. Keep crushing it over and over!
Do you have any ideas or secrets for ways to get what you want?