Happy New Year! Last post!


Syble CFED fixedWe should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

Thank you all for rekindling my spirit! Knowing you were out there reading what I wrote made it more meaningful than simply jotting my thoughts down in a journal. Plus, your thoughts, ideas, comments and accolades certainly rekindled my inner spirit time and time again. Thank you to my readers who have been with me from the beginning three years ago and to those who joined along the way. My best wishes as you continue to take control of your life and your money one day at a time to make 2015 a wonderful, healthy and prosperous new year! Syble   (And I’d love to hear from you just email me at [email protected])

Money Saving Tip

saving moneyKaycee, our wonderful dog just turned 15. Follow her example of saving even a little bit at a time and watch it add up!

What made you smile today?

What made you proud of your money choices today?

Beginning Again

IMG_0814New posts to Inspired Savings will be ending Jan. 1st. All posts are archived at inspiredsavings.com and Inspired Savings is available as a calendar book.

You are my inspiration!
Syble Solomon

Happy New Year!  Thank you for all the words of inspiration you’ve given me since I started Inspired Savings four years ago.  I’ve loved getting your emails. Often I hear that day’s message was exactly what you needed or that you took on a challenge or took better care of yourself.  I’ve heard lots of stories of how readers have saved money, spent differently or became more intentional about how they used their money. Your comments make my day!

A number of you are posting Inspired Savings where you work, are using them as conversation starters when working with groups or teaching classes or have included them in your organization’s online or published newsletters.  Thank you for sharing them and letting me know. Feel free to use them!

My very best wishes for 2015 to be a year where you feel in control of your life and your finances.  Life happens and we can’t control that–but with a good attitude and an emergency fund, it’s so much easier to face the challenges that inevitably will come our way.  Let’s continue to inspire each other to make 2015 the best year yet!   ~Syble

Today vs. Tomorrow

Hannah's flowersToday’s actions and attitudes determine tomorrow’s options and opportunities.

Focusing on today is important.  Every day should count–and each of us has the ability to make that happen. At the end of each day I ask you to think about what made you smile. It could be something as innocuous as a funny sign or a quick hug,  It could be an accomplishment as uncomplicated as doing a load of laundry or as challenging as standing up for something you believe in.  Sometimes it’s something you do yourself, like go for a walk or really enjoy that hot fudge sundae.  And sometimes it’s something you do with or for others or something someone did that you thought was wonderful.  Look for those opportunities to acknowledge the positive moments in each day. Those moments are the building blocks of your future. Your smiles and happiness help strengthen you immune system for a healthier future.  They give you energy to face your challenges. They make the memories that create your lifetime.

Also at the end of each day I ask you think about what made you proud of your money choices.  Hopefully you’ve gotten the message that you are the one in charge.  You get to make choices about how you act, react and make decisions. You chose how you present yourself, negotiate and say yes or no–and all of those choices effect affect your bottom line.  You won’t be perfect.  Strive to make choices on most days that will help you move toward the future you want. Even those small choices add up and can provide a better future with more choices.  Get help if you need it and remember that if you don’t want to have to start all over, don’t give up!  Smile and be proud of yourself!

 Money Saving Tip

saving moneyThis is the time of year when people have generously given to others and charities.  As you think about next year, consider choosing one or two charities to focus on/ Giving a larger donation to a limited number of charities will have more impact than giving very small amounts to many.  Instead of giving only at the end of the year, automatically give a certain amount spread throughout the year.

 

What made you smile today?

What made you proud of your money choices today?

Attitudes versus Circumstances

New posts to Inspired Savings will be ending Jan. 1st. All posts are archived at inspiredsavings.com and Inspired Savings is available as a calendar book.
Today’s actions and attitudes determine tomorrow’s options and opportunities.
Syble Solomon

Focusing on today is important.  Every day should count–and each of us has the ability to make that happen. At the end of each day I ask you to think about what made you smile. It could be something as innocuous as a funny sign or a quick hug,  It could be an accomplishment as uncomplicated as doing a load of laundry or as challenging as standing up for something you believe in.  Sometimes it’s something you do yourself, like take the time to go for a walk or really enjoy that hot fudge sundae you’ve been craving.  And sometimes it’s something you do with or for others.  Look for those opportunities to acknowledge the positive moments in each day. Those moments are the building blocks of your future. Your smiles and happiness help strengthen you immune system for a healthier future.  They give you energy to face your challenges. They make the memories that create your lifetime.

Also at the end of each day I ask you think about what made you proud of your money choices.  Hopefully you’ve gotten the message that you are the one in charge.  You get to make choices about how you act, react and make decisions. You chose how you present yourself, negotiate and say yes or no–and all of those choices effect affect your bottom line.  You won’t be perfect.  Strive to make choices on most days that will help you move toward the future you want.  Get help if you need it and remember that if you don’t want to have to start all over, don’t give up!  Smile and be proud of yourself!

 

 

Money Saving Tip

saving moneyUsed items may be cheaper, but beware. Avoid buying used child car seats and helmets. If they’ve been in an accident they may no longer provide adequate protection. Used tires that were in an accident may not be safe. Used mattresses, cushioned furniture and pet beds can introduce new bugs into your home.

 

What made you smile today?

What made you proud of your money choices today?

Life in the Middle

New posts to Inspired Savings will be ending Jan. 1st. All posts are archived at inspiredsavings.com and Inspired Savings is available as a calendar book.
Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going
on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.
Anna Quinlan

Writing Inspired Savings has had its challenges. Starting it online meant learning a new program. That was a big hurdle. Technical glitches were frustrating. My plans to write would be interrupted by unexpected problems or opportunities. Often I would be caught off guard by something I was writing and realize I needed to listen to myself and follow my own advice! Sometimes I just didn’t feel inspired.

Once when I was ready to give up, I received a touching email. Someone who was in a domestic violence situation had read that day’s post and it gave her the extra support to go to a shelter to get help. On another down day someone else wrote that reading Inspired Savings helped her get a new job with a higher salary because she “went for it.” Those emails and many others helped me “muddle through the middle.” It made those days special knowing people were inspired to take control of their money and their lives!

I was also proud of myself that I did the project little-by-little. It was time consuming, but each small part added up to completing a big project. That’s what I hope for you—that whatever challenges you take on or that life throws at you—you will break it down into manageable pieces and conquer it one step at a time and do it! I hope that as you muddle through the middle you will persevere and hear a word of encouragement to help keep you going. You can take control of your money and your life one day at a time!

Money Saving Tip

saving moneyStart off the new year with a smile and can-do attitude. You will reap rewards that are good for your life and your bottom line! Happy New Year!

 

 

What made you smile today?

What made you proud of your money choices today?