Money – Manage money with intention!

 

paper boat made from a euro note

 

Ahh, money.

Money, cash, readies, coinage, moolah, spondulicks, dough, dosh, wonga, cheddar, beans, call it what you will, it’s the thing we all love to hate.

 

Poor money. It gets such a bad rap. We complain that we don’t have enough of it, dream about what we’d do with it if only we had more, yet we call it the root of all evil and accuse those that covet it of greed and selfishness.

 

I’d like to change that. I’d like us all to get to know money and be on better terms with it. Because when we make friends with money, and begin to understand it and where it likes to sneak off to, and where it likes to hang out, it is so much easier to get it to stay around – I mean s’rsly, would you spend time with someone who was constantly criticising you? Hope not!

 

Because as much as we hate to admit it, money kinda is actually quite useful. I have a lot of dreams, a lot of goals, and it has to said that having some extra money would make it all that little bit easier to achieve…

 

Debt busting…

I have had some pretty substantial problems with debt, but bit by bit, I am overcoming them. I am paying off my debt, slowly but surely. I have a strict budget, which I realise for many seems like the least fun thing they can imagine, but I honestly can’t believe what a difference a simple thing like just noting down for a couple of months what I was spending and where has made to my life.

I know exactly how much money I have, and where. I know what expenses are coming out over the course of a year, I am able to put money aside for all this AND into savings for the first time in my life! Sure, it’s not LOADS, but it’s a start, and I’m in a better place financially than I have ever been before.

 

Call me nerdy, but I actually find it quite exciting….

 

Take a look at these popular posts for starters:

3 Simple Ways to Help You Take Control of Your Spending

Kakeibo -The Japanese Budgeting Journal

 

Or explore categories in ‘Money’…

 

Budgeting

Debt Management

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