The election is over. Where do we go from here? Barack Obama might be President-elect, but that doesn’t mean that everything has suddenly changed in the world.
After two years of presidential campaigning, we wake up in an America that’s really not much different than the one we woke up to yesterday. We’re still (on average) in quite a bit of debt. We’re still (on average) not saving for retirement. We’re still wasting time at work and wasting time in our personal lives. We’re still trapped by the same old fears, and we’re still choosing to limit ourselves based on what others think of our limitations.
Yesterday, America pretty clearly voted for change, for better or worse. But today is when the real change begins, and it begins with you.
Change we can believe in? That’s yesterday’s news. Today, the real change begins: the change within each of us.
What kind of change will that be for you? For me, I’m changing my work habits and my work goals. I’m going full speed ahead on a big project that I intend to give away in a few months. And I’m focusing more on the charities and causes that are important to me.
That kind of change isn’t brought by a politician promising hope. It’s brought from within me and from within you, too.
That’s change I can believe in while leaving the politics at the door.
The Save $1000 in 30 Days Challenge Ramit is creating a list of thirty essential savings tactics that he believes will add up to $1,000 in savings a month for people who really strive for it. I particularly like tip #4, involve your friends. (@ i will teach you to be rich)
On Shaving Equipment This one inspired me because it made me realize how much of an impact I can have as a frugal role model. If I use classic (frugal) shaving equipment and teach my son to do the same, he’ll save money his entire life. (@ gather little by little)
Tipd This site is something of a personal finance link collector. You might find it of interest.
Get Art for $4 Every once in a while, I see something that really inspires me in some fashion. This one inspired me to work on some frugal home decor ideas (similar to this one, except with paint and stencils instead of an engraver). (@ ikea hacker)