I'm bragging tonight.
Memorial Day weekend, the hubby and I are taking our first official family vacation that does not involve visiting distant family. (Well, there's a tad bit of that, but that's the next post I'll do tonight.)
We're going to Atlanta-- we are going to visit the Aquarium, a Braves Game and the Bodies exhibit. We're staying in a hotel, with two rooms--one for the teens, and one for us and the babies.
And, drum roll please, I have paid cash IN ADVANCE for AALLLL of it!!! And I have money set aside for food and gas for the trip, and all the bills are paid this month. AND I'm going to be paying off some bills.
This from the people who, four years ago, had to make up some serious whoppers of lies to our children for why our car disappeared overnight. And all those pesky 800 numbers trying to sell us stuff. (For those of you fortunate not to have been born and raised money stupid, those would be bill collectors.)
Now, we have a written budget, where we plan out every dollar we have coming in each month. We take cash with us to the store, to force us not to overspend, and everyone is on an allowance.
To what do we owe this beautiful budgetary situation? Dave Ramsey. If you aren't religious, ignore that part of his message, but his basic message is common sense, straightforward and easy--even for a math retard like me!
I am so proud of us... and given how lovely some of our children are turning out, it's nice to have something positive to be proud of!!
--stands with shoulder slightly popped up, awaiting all the congratulatory pats--
ba-deep ba-deep ba-deep . . .
6 years ago