Wow! I saw you on Oprah and immediately purchased your book. I increased my 401K contribution to 10% today (from 5%) AND automated most of my bills and charity!
What is my coke and candy factor? Out of this world! Stop by McDonald’s to get a biggie coke at $1.50. Can’t just get a coke, buy large fries at $1.50. Work from home, so at lunch go to the grocery store to “see” people, leave with $10.50 of non essentials…cookies, expensive lunch, coke ($1.19/bottle). I’ve spent $13.00 and it’s only 11:30 a.m.! Mid-afternoon slump, let’s go to the bookstore and grocery store. Have lots of food at home for dinner, but spend another $11 on steak and A1 sauce.
Last night reading your book was definitely the AHA! moment for me. I have credit card debt and the “should” pay this and that first was ringing in my head as I filled out the new 401K. I still faxed it off to my HR department first things this morning! It will be a little “tight” for a while, but it will be worth it! As I watched QVC today (fashion day, don’t you know?) every item that tempted me was greeted with my brain saying: “that’s two hours of work, or 4 hours of work. That’s not worth it!”
Thank you and Oprah! My life is about to change