FREE WORK PLANNER
You know that ridiculously full feeling you get when something just tastes so good so you decide to eat *entirely* too much of it?
When you know better, even maybe think you'd better just slow down and stop, but eat just one more bite because it's way too good to miss?
Sometimes that happens to our finances too.
After our move we decided to skip a family vacation for the summer as we knew we'd have plenty of expenses come our way. I also wanted the freedom to enjoy splurging on dinners out at different restaurants, treating our kids to ice cream on summer afternoons, and a little extra wiggle room to just not stress over our finances for a bit.
And it's been fun. But I am full.
Stuffed to be honest.
I'm ready to reign things in, tighten up our boots, and stop letting money slide away just because there's extra wiggle room.
Anybody with me?
My hubby and I have been penny pinchers for a long time, and I don't think we've ever in our married lives splurged without worry as much as we have the last few months. (And what we call splurges are far from what many other folks might consider a splurge ~ we just haven't paid as much attention to our spending and that's been so nice!)
I can't even begin to tell you what peace comes with being able to splurge because we've pinched pennies for years.
But we've definitely spent some time learning the value of a dollar, and watching it just burn on things that (while fun!) weren't really necessary is just about past being enjoyable here for us.
So, we're getting back on track, and determining which items we really want to splurge on rather than just burning through money with no real plan in place. We have some big goals in mind, and I'd rather save $50 towards something I really want than blow $50 on eating an extra dinner out.
(Are you there too?)
So, here goes. Let me know if you'd like to join me, print out our free printable budget spreadsheet, and determine TODAY to really grab control of your finances if it's time for you to get it together too.
What an exciting adventure we have ahead of us! 😉