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Topic: Finances/Money
Tradition Seven keeps us from getting too extravagant or grandiose
The AA groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of...
A feud over Mr. Potato Head brewed at work until he realized that his sobriety came first
Recently, I passed the one-year mile marker on my road to recovery from alcohol. In early sobriety, I committed to myself to not make any major changes during the first year. This included...
A Buddhist reaches out to AA for more help in his 14th year
I’ve been sober for 14 years and a practicing Buddhist. I found no problem integrating my spirituality with my sobriety and working the Steps. Part of my spiritual program involves not being overly...
A member discusses the spiritual significance of supporting ourselves
As a fledgling fellowship, our founders were eagerly looking for any way to fund our endeavor. Hope was our book would become a best-seller returning huge profits to the stockholders. Yes they had...
How AA helped a member become self-supporting through his own contributions
Tradition seven: Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. As someone who, in Bill W.’s words, can tend “to view with alarm for the good of AA,” I was...
An old-timer remembers the best bargain he ever made
When I was living on the street I learned how to steal. It was what I had to do in order to survive. I became very good at stealing. However, when I no longer needed to steal the habit was set. After...
She forgot about the charity money she stole—but her son sure didn’t
Stuffed chicken breast with broccoli and cheese—how could this yummy dinner lead to a pierce in my serenity? I had bought it from a fundraiser from the elementary school. Mary is 7, and her class was...
A group shows how they deal with missing money—lovingly
TRADITION SEVEN: Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Over the past 22 years that I’ve been a member of my home group, there have been several...
Recently, the hard work my wife and I have put in has been bearing rewards of modest material security: new house, new car, money to buy Christmas gifts and maintain a prudent reserve, and more...
How to Save $190 Million
Have you ever stopped to think about the money involved in AA? I am not referring to the little we drop in the kitty at AA meetings or spend going to AA conventions. I'm talking about the purchasing...

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