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Allow yourself some fun

You're not likely to stick to a budget long enough to get off the credit grid if you don't allow some money in your budget for entertainment, vacations and other fun activities. Even a debt-buster like Tennessee-based accountant J. Mohammad who worked seven extra jobs to get out of debt allocates money in her budget for two meals out a month and other treats.


 

 

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