Sunday, June 14, 2009

June 15 blog prompt

e e cummings once remarked, “I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.” Do you find that more people today are living beyond their income? Are you?

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Yes! With today's society it seems as though a lot of Americans live beyond their income...and they are not alone...

This is it! No more instant gratification!! I have forgotten what it was like to work hard to buy the things I want. Instead I have these evil things called credit cards. How easy going into a store handing over a piece of plastic to pay for the purchase without thinking about the consequences. We are so far behind in credit card debt that it seems as though we will never get out. Well no more buying unless I have the cash to pay for it.

Sometimes it seems absurd to me that I'm the one who pays all the bills. I say hmmmmm which bills should I pay this month? I'm gambling with our money. Both me and my husband work to hard to gamble it away.

Thank you so much for reading this blog entry. I do feel a lot better getting it off my chest.

And now on the lighter side of things. I was searching the internet for starting to budget according to what we make and I came across this AWESOME website called Christian PF. I have been reading it ever since I found it.

Sometimes I cry when I think of how foolishly I have been spending. But I know that God is on my side and in Him I can get things turned around.

On my way.........

Sonya

2 comments:

loonyhiker said...

I think realizing bad spending habits and taking steps to change these habits are a great start! Hope you are successful!

Tink said...

Fantastic response to the prompt Sonya. Hope you find a way to budget your money. And thanks for the link. :)