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December 29th, 2006 at 05:23 am

I think the first post should start from the beginning. I'm starting this journal after reading the great pf blogs here and I guess I felt inspired enough to start my own.

I don't have any debt and my savings are quite healthy right now. I'm working and I don't have much fixed expenses (live with my dad and stepmom) so I'm able to save each month.

I'm a pretty thrifty person, probably because I grew up poor. We had enough food, but we couldn't afford any luxuries. I had a very loving childhood and I'm very close to my family (dad and older sis - our mom passed on when I was five. I have a younger sis but she was adopted by another family because she was just a baby when we lost our mom. I don't know her, my younger sis.)

I'm single and I'm at that point where its not inconceivable that I'll never find a guy to settle down with. It sucks but I can dream or I can be practical about it.

Being on my own is scary and money is more of a security blanket than anything else. I'm not looking to be rich or live rich, just to live happily and not be worried about money when I'm much older and not able to work.

So I guess that sums up my motivation!

12 Responses to “First post”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    nice to have you here with us, sindel!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome, we are glad you have joined us!

  3. yummy64 Says:


  4. fern Says:

    You remind me of me when i was your age. You're right, you can 'dream' or be practical, and like you, i have always taken care to handle my own financial matters prudently because you don't know what the future will bring. If it brings a husband, great, but if not, you'll still be able to take care of yourself.

    Welcome to the forum.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:


  6. living_in_oz Says:

    I'm new tooSmile I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

  7. janH Says:

    Welcome, Welcome!

  8. fairy74 Says:

    Welcome and have a happy and prosperous new year!

  9. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Welcome Sindel! You can dream and be frugal. The two ideas are compatible. As for a husband my mother always put the marriage thing in perspective! " For every old sock there is an old shoe!" At least that is what my mother told me. As it turns out someone came along when I wasn't even looking!Smile
    Again welcome and enjoy!Smile

  10. baselle Says:

    Welcome. You'll find that being practical is the best antidote for desperation. I wouldn't sweat the not finding someone. Someone always shows up out of the corner of your eye.

  11. Sindel Says:

    Thanks for the warm welcome Smile

  12. LuxLiving Says:

    Hi Sindel - welcome aboard. Don't forget to poke around over on the forums!

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