:) I don't live in Lynden, but I grocery shop there!
You'll be way in the middle of no where's ville. Lol.
If you come down to visit your aunt & uncle, you should let me know. Maybe I'll let you ride a horse. Lol
I'm 27, and have been living on my own since I was 19. There were times that I was supporting my self and a boarded horse on about $800/mo. It's hard sometimes. Luckily I drove a honda (great gas mpg!!) and I worked at a restraunt in the kitchen, so I had lots of "left overs" to take home at the end of the night.
The biggest, most important thing to do is treat your savings account like a bill. You HAVE to save. Pretend it's $20 or $50 a month, and FORCE yourself to pay it. Sure it means you won't get a new halter, or go to that movie with your friends, but at some point you will be really greatful that you did. In addition to treating it like a bill, when ever you have some money left over, put it into savings also.