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Subject:  Re: Should I buy stuff to pay off debt? Date:  8/15/2002  11:05 AM
Author:  reverbbrad Number:  136725 of 312149

Should I buy a printer? What is the guideline? I really could use it to printout debt reduction stuff online. What about Quicken. Is it really that easy? I usually fail to find and unzip downloaded files and stuff. I can't do that. It has to print out what I see on-line.

Ok, someone has to be the luddite here.

I have never used quicken, so I can't speak to its particular usability or usefulness.

What I can tell you is that with some self-discipline, you can probably achieve the same results with a spiral notebook and pack of pens that can probably be bought at a local CVS for about $3. I also use an index card box to house my cleared checks. Just keep your bills and receipts and track them for a couple months. Once you see where all your money is going, it'll be easier to make good budget decisions.

Generally speaking, I can count on one hand the number of things that I have bought where I was actually "spending money to save money". I dunno if spiffy software would really count.


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