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  • Cook at home. MUCH cheaper than eating out and LOTS healthier (depending on what you fix and if you can cook or not, lol! if you can't, you can learn!) =)
  • Carpool to work. My husband does this with a guy from church who happens to work at the same place as him.
  • "rent" movies from the library instead of blockbuster, etc.
  • Learn to be content with what you already have. This is HUGE and life changing.
  • Learn to give to others. It's hard for me to put this all in to words but giving to others is another one of those life-changing habits that impacts you in ways you would never have imagined. It helps you see how much you actually have, rather than what you don't have.  It reminds you that it is a blessing to be able to share with others because it means you actually have something to give. Philippians 2:3ff says "Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing." Personally, these verses help me to "get over" the desire to have a perfect yard, a perfect house, perfect clothes, etc. It doesn't mean that I don't still wish for those things sometimes, but learning to live with a thankful heart and within our means helps keep my desires in check.

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