Saving money is sort of my thing. Okay, it used to be my thing.
There was a time in our marriage that I told Preston, “I think I want to pay off this house in five years.” And then I got pregnant with Maya.
I decided, maybe, I shouldn’t be putting all of the extra money towards the house. I mean, who knows how expensive having a child really is? I’ve never had one.
Then I had another one, three years later.
After Maddox, I decided my time was worth more than money. If something broke, we called someone to fix it. No more wasting four hours trying to find the cheapest repairman. I didn’t plan out my grocery trips anymore either, I just went when I needed something. I still tried to get the cheaper of two items… if the two items were next to each other on the shelf. If not, forget it.
So, here I am, almost five years after kids and I’ve decided it’s time to start over again. Wanna know what I’m reading? The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey. Sounds boooring, huh?
Well, it’s actually not. Even if you’re not into that sorta thing. I actually can’t wait to finish the book, so I can get all money-makeovered. Dave is all down-to-earth, making saving money sound easy. Jerk.
While on my quest to save money, I was sent this interesting infographic, created by: CollegeAtHome.com. Makes sense, I guess. Too bad I’m not in college anymore. (;