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The Best $20 I Ever Spent

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It was March 2012. We were just under the half way point in paying off our $30,000 of credit card debt. While we were feeling pretty good about our progress, we still needed to be careful about every purchase. Each penny spent was a penny that wasn’t going toward getting us out of debt. I don’t remember the exact date, but I made a decision that day to spend some money, and it turned out to be the best $20 I ever spent. What Did You Buy? You probably expect me to say that I bought some self help book or magic vitamin that melted off all my cholesterol. Nope, I bought a raffle ticket. Generally, I think buying raffle or lottery tickets is the same as taking money to the toilet and flushing, but hear me out. At the time, I was president of our area humane society. The local  homebuilder’s association had chosen us as the recipient of their fundraising drive at the annual home and garden show that year. They always have a raffle. It costs $20 for a pack of 5 tickets. First place was a huge flat screen TV. Just the thing every person on ...

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