Welcome to Bossy’s Poverty Party, an online support group for reining in spending, getting your finances in order, and climbing out of debt. Everyone basically knows what steps to take, but it is nearly impossible to climb that mountain alone.
So nearly every day since September, Bossy has used this space to report her spending and missteps, along with cheap recipes, savings tips, and suggested tricks and goals. Click here for the first post.
This is distinctly different from the time Bossy lived with her dad while attending college, just like it was distinctly different from the time, one year after this scene, Bossy moved in with her dad in order to enroll in art school. In other words, Bossy can’t stop living with her dad. Which isn’t, in fact, what today’s Poverty Post is about, so we’re off to a blazing start!
Anyway. One day while passing the bedroom that used to belong to Kid Bossy but at that moment belonged to Grown Bossy and her husband and newborn baby, Bossy’s dad spied a mountain of discarded change on a bureau. “I never could understand that,” Bossy’s dad said. “Every morning I line my pocket with the change from the day before and I use it to pay for stuff. It’s amazing what change will buy.” And maybe he even added something along the lines of No wonder you’re so broke, fecking chuckleheads.
This bit of wisdom made sense to Bossy, and every day since she has made it a point to consider her change and use it up first when paying for something.
And you should too because you see how well things worked out for the Bossy family.
What’s funny, though, is the passion Bossy stirs whenever she speaks about her theory that change should be spent on a daily basis. Because suddenly thousands of change hoarders come out from under rocks to school Bossy on the benefits of sticking coins in a large jar until those coins accrue into the hundreds and then said change can be spent on Jimmy Choo shoes because = found money!
What say you?