Labor Day Challenge – Day 37 – Budget

October 17th, 2011

On to day 37 of the Labor Day Challenge, and one area that needed improvement was our financial budget.
I am married to a CPA. She is so much smarter than me when it comes to money and was ready to take complete control of our spending.
We are fortunate to make more money than we spend and made an educated guess on all of our budget expectations.
We have not stuck 100% to our budget, mostly because we are still trying to figure it all out, but this has been an incredible process for our family. Talking about money once a month for an hour has been much more pleasant that talking about it several times a month for short periods of time. Since we agreed early in the month where are finances are going we have been positive and our communication has been better. Amazing how that works, huh?
This is certainly a habit I will stick with for the rest of my life. I know not all of my challenges this past six weeks will stick, but budgeting will.
I challenge you to start taking ownership of your money and come to an agreement about your budget.
Money is a main source of stress for most people, don’t allow it to be a stressor for you. I know you can do it.