living paycheck to paycheck

LivingPaychecktoPaycheckA few weeks ago, someone in the Morning Club (I searched the feed but couldn’t find the author again), shared a fascinating article about living paycheck to paycheck. The site design leaves much to be desired, but the article is well written and has some interesting points.

If you have some time tonight, you might want to check it out.

In other news, I decided to fight my addition to social checking and email in a new way today. To help get more self-control, I downloaded Self Control. However, the blocking timeframe is over and I still can’t see my email and other sites I hid on Chrome (even after deleting the cache). Now, I have too much self-control! 

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  1. Jesse

    Oh my gosh – do they have any self control for PC users? Hehe.. I have to constantly pull myself away!

    1. Jess Lively

      Haha! I will say that Self Control app was intense! I had to have Mr. Lively manually delete code line by line in order to get back into my email. I would suggest finding a less invasive software for this! If you google around, you’ll find articles mentioning PC versions. : )

  2. Caitlin @ Caitlin Creative

    I wonder if the time frame was set in the wrong time zone?! weird! I’m definitely going to go check out that article 🙂

    1. Jess Lively

      It was insane. Mr. Livley, a coder, said it was pretty much like a virus to stop me forever. So he had to do a bunch of crazy things to get it off. I’d suggest something simpler / less intense since we aren’t programmers who can hack back into our accounts if it gets a little glitchy. The next one I want to try is Concentrate.

  3. chantelle

    Self control is great- make sure you’re not set to a 24 hr clock.

    1. Jess Lively

      Thanks! I wasn’t, it had ended and just never let me back in. Thankfully, Mr. Lively was able to do some pretty intense programming stuff to get it off entirely. I wish it turned back on normally for me, but now I think I’m going to try a less intense version. : )

      I’m happy to hear it works for you, though!

  4. Sage Grayson

    I remember that post in the Morning Club. It’s a great article, and I love how he says you must cut expenses but not TOO much. That’s what helped us get back on track. Having inexpensive date nights or small indulgences gave us a break so we’d have the motivation to continue saving. Thanks for sharing the article again.

    1. Jess Lively

      That was a great point, you are totally right! It’s great to hear that that same habit has helped you personally, too.

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