I’m the spender in our family. And recently, I was reminded in full force how easily your well-planned budget can slip right through your fingers. I had that option many times and I resisted every single time.
Yes, I love to spend money! But, I realize that spending money now means that we’ll have less later and I refuse to dip into next month’s budget for what I want right now. So I decided to take the more prudent road and realized that each day I didn’t mindlessly spend on things I didn’t need, it strengthened my resolve to practice financial stewardship again and again. I know it isn’t easy and, honestly, I’m glad it’s a new month and our budget has started over. I was reminded of some pretty important lessons that I’m ready to share with you.