About a year ago, just after Balticon was over, I said to myself: “That was great, but.. Next year I’ve got plan my money better!”
I managed to get to Balticon, but I was severely money-crunched. I’m not a great saver, really, but it’s balanced out pretty well by the fact that I’m not a great spender, either. I grew up poor, which manifested in me in a number of ways, not least of which is a very strong desire to resist buying anything until the need is great.
This is not a perfect strategy. Continue reading