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Yay money!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Yesterday I made a budget. Not just a half-hearted attempt at rounding up my expenditures after half-way collecting receipts for a week or so. A real, grown-up budget, with breakdowns by week.

It feels GOOD to have power over my money.

We have a good budget, and even have room for a mini-vacation. October/November is a time when I tend to abandon my family for long work hours. Even though I work at home, I'm not "here", you know? So we're heading to the mountains for Oktoberfest for a weekend. And I'm leaving my devices at HOME. So no checking anything. :)

The best part? This isn't sacrificing savings or debt... this will be saving money, paying a huge chunk on debt, etc.

I feel GOOD.

(For those who are curious: Financial Peace University.)
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    Good for you !
    2002 days ago
    Even though we had no debt, I finally got my wife to attend Financial Peace University with me. We now have a budget/profit & loss program I wrote on Excel. The BW loves having a picture of where we are and where the money is now, but it took us more than 50 years of marriage before we ever had a budget. We would have had a lot more money if she hadn't fought against it so hard back in our 20's and 30's. But we're at peace in our late 70's.
    2003 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2012 5:44:58 PM
    Great job. It is not only better to budget to make sure one is able to make it through their obligations, it is very therapeutic to know where one is truly at and living within their means.
    2006 days ago
    FPU is certainly a miracle! Who knew how wonderful life could really be?
    2006 days ago
  • BILL60
    Way to go! Financial stability is so very important.
    2006 days ago
    It's a good thing to control your money and not let it control you! Believe me, in Greece it's the main problem we have... We get excited with money and there is no planning on how to spend them in the correct way.

    2006 days ago
    Enjoy your break and post some photos of it!
    2006 days ago
    I'm SO PROUD of you! You've taken a huge step towards a successful future!

    ...and once again I have to wonder why, in high school "Home Ec," THIS kind of economics isn't taught! Everyone graduating high school should have basic budgeting skills, like balancing a checkbook, avoiding credit card debt, and creating a budget that includes built-in savings!

    Woohoo for you!
    2006 days ago
  • NEWMOM20121
    Good for you.
    2006 days ago
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