WHEN A BASEBALL or softball game is over, there are winners and there are players who can’t win for losing.

There’s another person, though, who’s quite familiar with the can’t-win-for-losing feeling.

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MY NEW GOAL for this month is to save money, which, as it turns out, will help me get closer to one of my older goals.

I have put about three nanoseconds of thought into this, and still come up with a non-financial way I’ll benefit from a month to save.

I think I might be a little more trim and healthy if I save for a month.

If I make a conscious effort to save money, I won’t be as tempted to stray from my diet.

I shouldn’t say diet if I want it to stick.

I guess it’s a lifestyle change.

Despite the fact I know how important it is for me to stay within a certain range so I can move easier, the struggle with weight has been part of my life for a while.

I guess the urge to save has also been a part of my life for years.

Since 1998, when I started a savings account, I’ve been a pretty good saver.

I think it’s important, because I never know when life will hand me a basket of lemons.

However, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve also been an impulse buyer on occasion.

Sometimes, I am a little less wise with money than I should be when the impulse to purchase hits.

It’s hit a lot this year, though not all on impulse, and it’s time to save again.

There are still goals I haven’t met, goals I’ll move closer to with a month to save.

Aside from those, it’s always good to be able to make lemonade when life hands out lemons.