Brutal Honesty

So here’s a look behind the curtain, behind the fun, family Instagram feed. We have been on a spending spree for a few years. Spending what we had. Not putting anything away for later (besides some bare-bones retirement.)

We set a goal at the beginning of this year to have three months salary in the bank by the end of 2019. Enough so that if disaster strikes, we could be okay for a little bit.

We’re only two weeks in, but we have made some progress that we’re very proud of. We’ve stuck to our budget, we’ve eaten at home, we’ve consciously not spent money on frivolous things. We’ve put back our savings for the pay period. We’re celebrating tiny victories. If we can do it, anyone can.

It hasn’t been easy. It’s fun to spend money. It’s fun to not cook. But it sure feels good to be on track. Even if it is just for two weeks. We had to start somewhere. With God’s help and our determination, and barring disaster we’re going to meet our goal.

#budget #financialgoals #familytable #eatingathome

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