Budget

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Today was weigh in day….no change…I guess my one 20 min workout wasn’t enough to shed 15 pounds, who would’ve thought? Going to be stepping it up this week!

On to something more fun, MATH!!! Ok, I lied this is not fun!!!

As a newly married couple, my husband and I are in the beginning stages of working out how we live, spend our time and how we spend our money. It started with a little tiff yesterday about spending a big chunk of money on a fun item (I won’t say who wanted to spend but basically it was him). We decided that the budget we had been saying we would make needed to be done right away, even though it could be awkward and uncomfortable (thanks for Judy for pushing the convo!). So we sat down together and said what monthly bills do we have? We worked out how much in coming in and where the money needs to go monthly. Saving for a house, saving for Australia, saving for miscellaneous things like the car breaking down (which in our case means we are getting a new car), what amount can we use on fun things?

Seriously this was such a great talk, even though we disagreed on a few things, we worked them out and we are now on the same page! It really feels like a weight has been lifted off of me (a metaphorical weight obviously because I can’t lose even 1 pound!). We have everything written out and we both know where money is going and what will be left over for fun items!

I strongly suggest to any newlyweds to have this talk, it is so worth it! 

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