Category: budget

Thanks, Sallie

I think what I was trying to say was that I had my priorities wrong. Just because it’s in the budget doesn’t mean that I should spend it when I have focused too much on myself and my selfish, lazy ways.
Much of my budget included luxuries for myself and then I would say there wasn’t enough this month to save. I was buying convenience food so I didn’t have to cook as much. Dining out was too high, having a housekeeper, etc.
I needed to refocus and reflect on why we never have enough money for savings. It became clear when I realized that when ever we got extra money, I just increased the amount of spending on those items that made my life easier.
Reflecting on my selfishness is tough and actually putting constraints on myself and sticking to it, even harder.
One day at a time……

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If you stick to a budget and have the money for entertainment

I wouldn’t worry too much. but here is something funny in a slightly opposite mode. We have a plenty of money, but I still tend to be cheap. We went to Vegas for a few days and we rented a car for basically two days. Well, I didn’t want to keep the car overnight at the hotel because it was going to be another $15 in overnight parking plus another $20 in fees. So since we were at Mandalay Bay, which is practically at the airport (3 miles away), we dropped off the car early and walked (we needed the excercise) 3 miles from the rental car center. The funny part was the hotel ended up comping the parking because my wife was there for a large meeting. But just because I have the money, doesn’t mean you need to waste it. I did drop $100 at blackjack, but the wife made $30 at slots. There is no right or wrong answer, but as long as you don’t get out of control, relax a bit.

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