A balanced budget is like a well-balanced meal - it's good for you and you feel sooooo much better because you didn't over do it.
This month, while only the first month of my new FOUR YEAR PLAN budget, found us getting to the end of the month before the end of our money. This is an axiom I have taken to heart after faithfully watching every episode of "Til Debt do us Part" (some of them twice) starring famous Canadian money maven Gail Vaz-Oxlade.
But it's not the end of the month you say. True; however, even an unforeseen emergency won't sidetrack my budget - after all - that's what my emergency account is for, isn't it?
The best part is that we have a small surplus. You know, Gail is right - when you track your money every single day it makes you so much more aware of where it's going and then you're better able to control it.
And I do feel better just like I would if I ever ate a well-balanced meal (I'll just have to take that as a given:). In fact, I feel ECSTATIC knowing I can sock away at least an extra $80.00 into the Crofter's Lane savings jar.
Payday is two days away, the food in the fridge will take us beyond that thanks to my soup-making, stew-creating partner, my daughter put gas in the car (bless her!) and I still have $20.00 in my wallet and an extra $10 in my chequing account. Woo hoo!
Dairy Queen beckons, but no, that would knock my well-balanced supper all askew, boo hoo....