Part of my design-savings-diet-technology plan

I want a flat screen monitor at home to streamline my desk, but there’s no way I’m going to charge it. Savings and debt-reduction are big goals. So is improving the look of our apartment. Plus loosing some weight. (Nine pounds lost since 3 January, by the way.)
I’ve made a deal with myself.

Each time I walk the two miles from home to office (or back) I’ll pay myself $2.50, or double the bus fare.

That gives me time to save the money while saving money, an opportunity to shop wisely for exactly what I want, a source of exercise (and about 200 calories per trip) for the diet, and a goal that let’s me make other design improvements at home.

I hope to have the monitor (and looser clothing) by Easter.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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