Friday, December 14, 2007
Money & Stuff
Ok, so I screwed up. Repeatedly. I've never been great with money, but not what I'd call terrible, either. Ok, maybe bad? But I have no credit card debt and I'm proud of that fact.
Let me back up a bit. I am now on a Danny Designed budget after severely injuring my bank account over vacation. Today is the first pay day since the new budget was installed. I have set amounts of money for every comitment, including 'fun' money. It looks totally do-able and it's funny how the control is somehow liberating. I know that doesn't really make sense, but it has helped the nagging worries pipe down a bit.
The bummer is that all of this happened during The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Christmas is all about the big bucks, right? Alright, I know it isn't, technically. But I want to get a kick-ass holiday going and that involves spending the dough. So, I've toned down my plans quite a bit. Thankfully I'm just about done Christmas shopping - that's part of what landed me here in the first place! Nice going, Faith.