Money talk. I’m not one to use the word “hate” very much, but I can safely say that I hate it. It’s the worst. It’s beyond uncomfortable for me and although I know better than to avoid things I am notorious for avoiding money talk like the plague. I can face my finances on my own just fine, but sharing the details makes my skin crawl. Welcome to marriage, B. Ugh. To make matters worse (although ironically enough, actually better), Sam LOVES talking money. He has a spreadsheet for everything. He gets calculator face. He has financial goals. He also may have to come this close to tying me down to a chair to get us to talk money, but once it’s all said and done I always come out feeling so much better. Being a chronic student I’m used to being limited to a budget. I’ve been forced to learn how to live fabulously within my own price point and I’ve found a way to make it work for myself. So as we set new goals in place to strategically build a solid future for ourselves and our family, I’m looking forward to making this a challenge of creativity and will. I believe we can live within (and yes, even below) our means without having to give up everything.
A lover of design, I had an afternoon of a little art therapy. One canvas (50% off, most craft stores regularly have these kinds of sales), black paint, Florence + the Machine blaring throughout the house, and an intent in my heart. I believe in the power of alternative therapy and even I was shocked at how good it felt to let it out on the canvas. The result? A personal, modern, unique piece of art for my home for minimal cash.
In an effort to keep myself motivated and share my experiences with those of you who are also trying to build positive futures, I’ll be posting a series of my favorite financially thrifty finds and activities.
Don’t fake it. Make it.
All my Love,