I have to admit that I am horrible with money.
I started out really well, on a very tight budget. Then something happened. We got in a bind, and it kept getting worse. When I got my actual teaching job, it got even more out of control. I was making twice what we had been living off of before, but we were living paycheck to paycheck. On a good week!
Finally, I got sick of this. I figured my friend the Fly Lady would be able to help. And sure, enough, she has written the Fly Sense series. This has been a complete Godsend! She forces us to face the music and be aware of our bank balance everyday. Then, we meal plan, budget, and organize our money in the same way we organize our house, by spending just a few minutes a day on it.
What surprised me, reading her commentary, was how well she seemed to know me. She talks about panic causing people to bury their heads in the sand, about money problems being a dirty little secret due to our fear of rejection, and about overspending being a cycle. I thought I was the only one!
And now I’m sharing it, because I have a feeling that I’m definitely NOT the only one.
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