Let’s Talk Morality – How Far Would You Go to Pay Off Your Debt?

how far would you go to save money?

When I was on my Spending Fast® and Spending Diet I wanted nothing more than to pay off my debt, and I wanted it done quickly! I had opportunities where I could’ve taken advantage of the situation and put my dishonestly accrued “savings” into paying off the debt. Desperate times, call for desperate measures, right? And when you are very serious about saving money, living frugally and/or paying off debt – you may find yourself tempted to steal or do other bad acts in an effort to reach your financial goals. I’m curious would you steal? Would you not tell the cashier if he accidentally forgot to ring up something? How far would you go to save money and get that debt paid off?

How Far Would You Go to Pay Off Your Debt? Would You Steal, Be Dishonest, or Do Other Bad Acts? 

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Well, Month 7 you were interesting

Yesterday’s post told you about how July went so I was really surprised to see that despite my feelings of messing up in July that I somehow saved MORE in July then in June. Not much more- $8.61 more but still, how’d that happen? So strange. I guess since I have one less bill to pay since I paid off  my last credit card in June that it might affect my finances more than I had anticipated.

July’s total savings were: $790.69 (For my total Spending Fast Savings since the start in January 2010 click here.)

This is July’s savings distribution break-down:

  • $263.57 to my parents for an old college loan that they took out for me. This loan has been a monkey on their back (and mine) for a while now. Hope to pay it off before too long…
  • $263.56 to my college loan company. Again, hope to get that paid off… someday…
  • $263.56 into my savings account! Actually having money stay put in my savings account has been a goal I wanted to attain since the start of the Spending Fast so this is exciting!

It’s strange how the numbers shook out for July. I guess you never know!

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  • Anna

    Hi, I'm Anna! I paid off close to 24k in debt in only 15 months & it completely changed my life! I want you to have a debt-free life too so here you'll be able to read all about: How to do a Spending Fast®, saving & making more money, DIY's, & a lot about living awesomely with less. Let's do this!

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