Tuesday, April 13, 2010


So I don't know about anyone else, but if there is money in my checking accounts that I should be able to spend it! That has probably been the hardest part of having J gone. I am getting extra money, he is not spending extra money and there is more in my checking account than should be. And that is a GREAT thing. The only down side is that I seem to be finding things that I "need." And by "need" I mean a wish list at Victoria Secret of about $100+, or a $60 winter coat that I "have to have." I actually bought the jacket...Oops! But this has been a great lesson for me. Make a plan for your money and follow thru with it. Had this money been in my savings account I would have never touched it. Or had I put it towards my credit card debt (should be paid off in less than 6 months WOOT WOOT!) it would have been used towards something productive. And while I am glad that I have this new jacket there is a sort of guilt that goes along with it. There are other things that my money can go towards and I buy something frivolous.

Well it's all said and done now and there is nothing to do except live and learn. Make a plan for my money and follow thru with it. Put the money in savings. Or put it towards the credit card. Or deposit it into J's spending account so he will have money to buy something fun after basic. Continue to give myself an "allowance" and stick to it. And give myself a little slack every now and again!

"He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a broken down city without a wall." Proverbs 25:28

A broken down city is not something I would like to be. Let me be whole and thriving. Again, Father, let me be a good steward of the money that you give to me. And help me have a plan in place for when J and I are reunited. Let us bless others in the way that you have blessed us. Thank you Lord!!!


Amanda said...

60 dollars on a jacket should not make you feel guilty little Mrs L. =) One day I plan on making a money plan... once I have some money to plan with.... haha =) So I may be calling you for advise.

L said...

I have an amazing budget with Google docs. I would be more than happy to share! I love it! And I am so anal that I actually balance my checkbook to the penny and track every dollar that comes out of my checking account. I LOVE budgeting and would love to share my passion with you. A good website is www.budgetsaresexy.com Not only does he have a ton of budget templates but he is pretty funny too. Let me know if I can help. I may post my budget up here, but I am not sure if I am that brave yet!