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Thursday, March 31, 2011

This month is very hard on money, when all the bills are paid I have nothing left on my account. My freeze and cupboard contains a lot of food, it will last for at least fourteen days, the problem is gas for the car. I do have a creditcard to use, but I do know that using it might make the next month as poor if I canĀ“t restrain myself to only use it for petrol and no impulse food buying...

I am expecting a sum of money before the eight of april - that will make my situation "Normal" again. But here is the silly thing - I sold a horse last summer and the girl phoned me around christmas and asked if I had any saddle that might fit. I said that she could try it out and left a saddle with her. Two weeks ago she phoned and said that she wanted to buy it and what was my prize? I said I did not know, had too do some research, and I have done that and come up with a prize that I think is appropriate. The silly thing is that I keep postponing to call her and tell her my prize - I am afraid that she will think that I am greedy... this is really silly and thinking about how much I need the money for the moment makes it even sillier... thinking about sending her an e-mail but that would be kind of weak...

Another friend has helped me to sell my four-wheel motorbike got a good prize (my friend was doing the haggling) and that moeny is going to help me to install a air-water pump this summer - I thought I would have to save anotuher year.

I have more things that need to be sold - a horse trailer is an exapmle... but that I will keep until the snow is gone and I have fetched my piano and a big cupboard from where I used to live before I bought this house. The early snow prevented me from getting them in november.

Money is hard for me - I have a hard time to claim my rights. During my years as selfemployed I have gotten profeesional in asking for fees and payments for my work but that was very hard to do when I started. I am not alone - I know that especially women are not so good in valuing their work.

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    April is tax month for Americans and I usually owe so March - May is always about scrimping. Some day I might think to save every month to make it easier.

    Saddle Price - tell her a sum slightly higher than you want and haggle - do you all bargain/haggle over prices? We amreicans like to haggle cause then we think we got a better deal. Ask her what she wants to pay, if she does not have a number, start with your number. OH yes, BE SURE NOT TO GO BELOW you must have price!

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    Hope you are soon sorted out keep your chin up thinking and praying about your situation.only those who have had finachial hardships understand lol emoticon
    3498 days ago
    Good luck to you. I have the same fear.
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  • SILLYHP1953
    Practice what to say with one of your friends. As long as you are fair, and I know you will be, then just do it. Do it right now, I'm sending you strength and courage, but they are right there inside of you.
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    3499 days ago
    Hi Meddypeddy, I am sure that the price you are quoting for the saddle is a fair one, trust yourself on this, you're an honest, kind person.

    She will be expecting you to call, and if she wants to negotiate on the price, then you can decide whether to accept or not.

    The fear of these situations in nearly always much worse than the actual call. Ring and move on xxxxx. emoticon
    3499 days ago
    I empathize with your situation, Meddy. Money - or rather, the lack of it - is the fly in the ointment in my household, too. I've been experimenting with selling things on eBay. It's not a great solution, but for the meantime, every little bit helps. :-)
    3499 days ago
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