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Traffic fines… and the Year of Tolerance | Tales of an Excessive Spender

One way to save money is to avoid traffic fines. 

One speeding ticket will cost you nearly 160 USD… A parking ticket costs about 50+ USD even if God forbid you only forgot to renew your parking for 10 minutes. 

It hurts. Traffic fines hurt… especially, when you wake up to a text message in the morning with your fine. You thought you were driving all safely and by the rules… until you see that text message, and start recalling… Where did I speed? What did I do?

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The Money Illusion… is it enough? | Tales of an Excessive Spender

Talking about my pursuit of savings with one of my friends, and he tells me one thing, there is no “Baraka” here… in Dubai, when it comes to money. “Baraka” means you don’t get the most out of your money in Arabic… or in other words, you get the money, spend it, and don’t know where on Earth did it go.  

He just came from New York a few months ago and even though he is getting paid more here, he tells me, he can’t save. He was able to save though in New York.

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Tales of an Excessive Spender

I have recently come to a situation where finances have become a blocker for one of my once in a lifetime dream opportunities. It broke my heart. It completely broke me into tears, to think, that I am limited in my financial capabilities to do that one thing, I really want to do…

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