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Final 120 Days

Homemade bank

Homemade bank.

We’ve never owned an ATM card.

Ever.

We (meaning mostly me) don’t carry cash.

We might keep $20-50 in a drawer for cash tips for whatever.

This is a challenge because sometimes it’s nice to have a little cash for whatever.

Created a small “home bank”.

Now, when i go to Kuwait, i can grab a fifty and stuff it in the wallet “just in case”.

Yes, i traveled to Kuwait recently with zero cash.

If we want to give, as a thank you gesture, a three-person landscape crew $20 each for lunch or dinner, there’s no longer the need to borrow $60 from our Son.

He also doesn’t use cash, but generally has a couple twenties.

Son, you know i’m doing this for mom and that’s the insight…be willing to create a process that doesn’t benefit you but it’s a process you own and manage.

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He's Just Lucky

As low as $21

personal checkbook
Personal checkbook starting the week we arrived in Florida. We deposited (top line) all the money we (combined) had from the Washington State University credit union (Cheryl was an employee at WSU)…$1398.33. 10 days later we had $410.13 to our name (bottom right).

 

personal checkbook
One year later (August 30, 1985) we had $639.23 to our name.

 

personal checkbook
Three years after arriving to Orlando our (bottom right) balance is $21.23.

 

personal checkbook
Our five-year Orlando-arrival anniversary has us at $71.08.

 

Our checkbook balance was as low as $21 during our first five years at Disney.

And even at the five-year mark, we are at $71.

It was helpful for Chapin to see (last night) where we started because he’s never seen us struggle financially.

Truth is, we struggled the first 25 years of our (currently) 35-year marriage.

 

 

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