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My first "project."

September 15th, 2006 at 10:28 pm

I'm interested in the "cash only" method of managing my money. Is it as simple as withdrawing money at the beginning of each week and placing it in separate envelopes for different expenses?

Also, how have my fellow bloggers gone about convincing a stubborn husband that this is a worthwhile thing to try?

Lattes anyone?

September 15th, 2006 at 04:16 am

Like many other DINK's out there, it seems to us (and apparently the rest of the modern world) that we really should be farther ahead in this crazy game called life.

I don't exactly know how we got so far behind, so bogged down, but I do know WHY. The great concept of "nickel and diming."

What makes us cave in to those shopping urges? Pure and utter exhaustion - an excuse yes, but also a reality.

As a full-time Registered Nurse and new wife and puppy mom, I'm experiencing the "role stress" phenomenon that often leads to those knee jerk decisions, those easy ways out - a gourmet coffee here, a fluffy magazine there.

I guess the notion that money and life are deeply intertwined isn't exactly groundbreaking, but my recent marriage has really tuned me in to that concept.

More to come on my personal re-realizations about personal finance. Big Grin