There is nothing easier to grab than cash lying around the house. I *could* put the pizza on the debit card but that takes three days to clear and I don’t like to wait on cleared charges on my budget so I’ll just grab that $20 out of Middle Sister’s piggy bank and pay her back tomorrow. Uh huh. Sure I will. You and I both know I mean it at the time but I ended up with a … [Read more...] about I Gave My Kids’ Savings Accounts to Stop Stealing Their Money
This is an absolutely true story. I may paraphrase a little because I didn’t record the incident but it was one of the funniest things that has happened in my family. Also, my kids might actually be learning something. Two nights ago the dinner dishes had been cleared away and the girls were reading at the kitchen table (the one that lives in my living room because that’s … [Read more...] about When Big Sister Didn’t Want a Bank Account
Windfall Y’All! Oh. My. Gosh. Mr. Brickie has had hundreds of listings on Criagslist for the past few years. A few of the things we have sold are action figures, comic books, painting supplies, power tools, hand tools, and even things like those Muppets glasses from Burger King from back in the day. We aren’t good at Craigslist and it was difficult to get things sold … [Read more...] about Better Decisions I Made Today
This is probably going to be a short entry. It will take much longer to write because I'm actively avoiding checking the bank balance. I'm scared. There is nothing more I can do. I have a long term plan and am sticking to it, I didn't waste money or spend it frivolously. My decision to change from paying down debt to having an emergency fund was basically a perspective … [Read more...] about How We Spent It!