Today I sat down to write a post on an unrelated topic. No more than 1 minute after I created a new document, I heard news that one of my wife’s best friends husband had left her and their three small children.
After doing some traveling, my wife and I have loosely talked about moving out of state, but the relationships we have here are what keep us grounded. With that said, the message I got from my wife included, “I know why I’m here…pray hard”.
We all get caught up in day to day life, and it usually takes something drastic to make us step back and take a look at where we are, how we got there, and the reasons behind what we do.
I can draw a lot of similarities between J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy and myself including level of income, monthly expenses, level of sexiness, etc. That’s why when I saw the life list of things he wants to accomplish, I was reminded of my own.
I feel accountable to complete tasks once I tell other people that I will, so I’m hoping that by keeping a running list here, it will spur me on to do more than just blindly save and make money.
We often make goals for the next week, month, or year, but rarely take the time to write out our goals for the rest of our lives.
Below are just a few of the things I would like to accomplish in my short time on earth.
See that precious puppy? That was me, and I don’t mean that I was full after a double helping of Kibbles N’ Bits.
I was burned out. That’s all I can say.
Trying to keep up with TBMB (The Best Money Blog, not a misspelling of TMNT [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]) and everything else in my life was just too much.
I have somewhat been able to take a break and get my head on straight, and now I’m ready for more.
Similarities can be drawn between two seemingly unrelated things, in this case, personal finance and working out.
To be successful in either discipline takes change as it is usually contrary to human nature.
By studying positive aspects in one facet of your life, you can learn a lot about what it takes to be successful in other areas. Below is a list of five ways that personal finance is like working out, and by learning to apply these five character traits, you can see growth in both areas.
Why are you saving money? Is it so that you can have a fat wallet, nice clothes, and a house full of toys, or is it so that you can get rid of all your responsibilities and spend your time however you want to without worrying about any repercussions?
I wanted to take a minute (see I am using my time wisely) and really think about what our goals should be as we learn to make and save money.