This really speaks to me. Especially since I wasn’t sure if I could do the Spending Fast for a whole year and ended up pulling it off… You can do it too.
Motivation· Spending Fast • Author: Anna Newell Jones
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I read your post about Saving Money on CNN and noticed you live in Denver. I enjoyed the post and think it'll help with empowering people (especially my age, around 25-29) to reduce their debt.
Specifically, I liked how you mentioned the public transit system in Denver which easily is one of the best, and cheapest. As a student at various colleges in Denver, we receive free bus passes which I feel go to waste sometimes. In a way, you could be constructing advice to students currently IN college to use their bus passes in order to save costs.
Also, bicycling in Denver is also huge (b-cycle) and it would stand to be something else to add into the equation especially for students.
Finally, I am not entirely sure, but food banks exist for students and create alternatives to eating out as a student. Sure, I can probably count more places than I have fingers for to eat at within a quarter of a mile of DU's campus but utilizing a food bank can help cut down costs while remaining full.
that is all for me, nicely written article, or blog. I have about the same amount of debt as you and I'm already eyeballing my finances for when I finish. If…I finish….
I'm impressed and inspired (read your story on cnn too). I had that moment too where one day I decided to tally up my debt when before I just considered a part of my life, since then I stopped using cc and am paying it down. the determination and tenacity to not spend is really inspiring. :)
Hey Max, great things you wrote about! Yeah, Denver's pretty awesome on the busing and biking! The food bank is an interesting idea/alternative that I hadn't thought about. Thanks for putting it out there.
Hi Caroline, You can do it! It's tough and sucky sometimes but it CAN be done. Hang in there through the shitty parts.