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May 8, 2011
For years, I lived with a very strict budget, accounting for nearly every penny I spent. Iím not quite sure when that habit was lost, but for some years now, I have adopted a more relaxed approach. I maintain a general monthly budget that keeps track of the big items, and allows me to figure out how much potential disposable income I have after for accounting for things such as medical, clothing, books & music, and some miscellaneous funds. Looking at it today, I was really shocked at how much certain basic items have increased. No wonder I feel poor.