I know, why not just ask the question forthright, right? But I am curious...do you budget? We never really had a budget when I worked full-time and in reality, I think it spoiled us. We were used to doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. Granted, we didn't live some highly extravagent lifestyle. We had a modest home in a good area with wonderful neighbors. We didn't drive overly expensive cars. But we indulged ourselves in things that we enjoyed. For The UIC that meant sports - including baseball and hunting. For me, it was shopping and I was a very generous giver.
But since I am a full time student (studying education) and we have moved into a higher taxed county, the subject of budgets are always right around the corner. While I am the taskmaster since I have a background in accounting, I am also always reminding my family that we have to 'consider the budget'. I think it's making them crazy. There are times when it makes me crazy, too.
I keep excellent records but then get upset if he buys something with cash - because I always say "but you're messing up my budget!" --- how corny is that? So I'm curious...do you budget? Or do you throw caution to the wind when it comes to budgeting???
Leave me a comment please - inquiring minds want to know.
And tune in tomorrow - it's the first day of middle school for The Doodlebug.