Now, I’m not saying not to treat or indulge yourself at all. The exercise for me was more to think about these goals that I really, really want to achieve but will take some time. I’m hoping that making a list and referring to it will help me to be disciplined. I’ve also started to do a weekly spending review, each and every week. I do it come hell or high water and have been at it for 10 weeks now. I store them on YouTube as private videos but they allow me to review my progress. In the weekly review, I go over things like current credit card debt balance, net worth, cash flow for the past 30 days and year-to-date, as well as how much cash I have on hand. I find that it helps me to focus too. And sometimes the embarrassment of just looking back and being able to say “What the fuck?!” really helps to instill discipline. Let’s see if this keeps me going. 5 years is 310 weeks… and I’m only in Week 10!
1. A $20 upgrade fee whenever you buy a new device from them. It’s not a big number but when you can buy the EXACT same device next door and just plug in your SIM card, that’s just a rip-off and GREEDY.
2. A poor unlocking experience. They should make it so that your devices are automatically unlocked when they’re paid off rather than this process where you have to request it, confirm it and then wait. What a hassle.
3. No choices anymore on devices. Want a new device? You’re on their stupid NEXT plan whether you want to or not. Sure, you can pay it off early after you’re on the plan but they just make it too complicated.
Sorry for the rant but it’s one of THOSE videos! 😉
Anyways, T-Mobile has a great deal right now for no contract, no extra fees, etc. and unlimited data to boot. Do yourself a favor and switch!
I just took up a new hobby… programming in Python. I must say, compared to C++ or Java, wow… Python redefines rapid development! I did this basic Windows GUI program in about a day and a half. It does some cool things as is but I’m calling it my version 1.0 so there’s still room for improvements. On my tablet it runs pretty decently (a Microsoft Surface Pro 3) and it flies on my desktop. The back end of Python and many of its modules are implemented in C so it can be pretty quick, although nowhere close to C++ or Java. But when you can whip together something usable this quickly, I’d take that trade off!