I was being a good little steward with my money, keeping my check book balanced, then I got lazy. I stopped putting my earnings in the bank and it was back to the big white envelope. Yesterday I got a Bank of America alert on my iPhone… I was overdrafted! Over two months of living like an adult and I blew it. I felt shame. I was doing so well that I forgot to keep up with the actions that made it that way. The overdraft amount: -$197. Wow!
So now it’s back to the basics. Day one of my awesome new Journey again. An old timer once told me that “Square One Sucks!” But it doesn’t have to suck for long… right?
It’s 5am Vegas time and I’ve had a good nights sleep. Lots to get done today including all of my laundry, cleaning the kitchen, the gym, work on my friend’s website, grocery shopping, my day job (which starts at 3pm) and hopefully an appointment tonight. I deposited all my money in the bank and have a decent balance to start with. I have to penny pinch because of some big events coming in June including a bachelor party for one of my friends from High School where I said I would pay for a table at ‘Sapphire’ for 5 people and a trip to Florida lined up in July. I also want to get back to Ohio for a few weeks sometime this summer, that will be expensive too.
So now its time to get to work. Lets see how well this day goes.Read More