Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Doing the Budget

There are few times in my life where a shot of vodka, a glass of JD or a bottle of wine seem like the only solutions to a problem. But once a month, I find that I desire to get totally wasted in the middle of the afternoon. That's the dreaded day BUDGET DAY!

Weston and I didn't use to do a budget, but after a few problems with our bank accounts, we decided a budget might be a good idea. So, I got everything together, our bills, the budget sheet, receipts, a note book and a calculator. Sitting down with Weston to do the budget took a few days of 'oh, we should do the budget today' before it finally happened.

But my good heavens, are you kidding me? I hate doing the budget. All it does is show you that you really have no money after paying the bills. A total reality check of lack to money. AHH! I think about the people I know that are starting out and have really great jobs and make more then enough for the two of them. How do they do it? It would be nice to not have to worry constantly about money, but that's the way of life, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. yeah..budgeting. It's one thing to do it, it's another thing to stick completely to it. And there is always unforeseen things that pop up. We have enough money to budget the necessities and put a very very small amount away each month. Once we got up to 400 in our savings and I thought, "man we're getting somewhere" until an unexpected medical bill showed up...yeah...there went all that. I keep telling myself I wish I knew how to simplify my life even more to the point where I didn't see what we lack. We've seriously already simplified so many things, the next step would be to sell our cars and walk everywhere! It's a major work in progress!!