Sounds exciting, right? Never have I ever had a budget. Is this embarrassing? A little. After a 4 week sermon series all about making a budget I decided this might just be the perfect time to implement one. I am not looking to cut out things in my life that I am doing and enjoying, rather just be more aware of where my money is going and kind of tighten up.
I opened an account on mint.com. I estimated what I thought I normally spend on things each month, but the great thing about mint is, it does some of the guessing for you. I spend a lot of money on myself. I think it is good to know exactly where everything is going, but it is hard too! In the past I have taken the attitude of if I don’t know, it can’t be that bad. January 30 is a pretty good day to make the first budget, because there is only 1 day left in the month. Not enough time to go over budget on things. Month 1=success.
2012 isn’t all about fun. It is about doing new things, even if that is trying to be responsible.
I have a good story waiting for Thursday. Check out the tweet about forgetting to lock the door for a preview.