Lately I've been obsessed with our family's financial outlook. And I've wanted to talk about it more in depth on here, but out of respect to my dear husband, I haven't. (See, I do think of your feelings, honey. Just maybe not as often as you'd like me too...) So I'm directing you over to Dad Gone Mad today, because he wrote a post that had me sitting here nodding my head. So go read.
It was such a shock to me when I came to realize that some people who appear to 'have it all' really don't have anything. The 'all' they have is financed, borrowed, or begged. Now, I know that there are those who truly do have money for all they have (and I hate them.) (Kinda.) (Not really.) And I'm not saying I am against financing, etc... because goodness knows that would be like the pot calling the kettle black. I'm just saying that for the longest time I sat back and wondered how it was people have things and money to spare, and then when I found out that all was not necessarily how it seemed it was an Aha! moment for me. I always wondered how 'they' did it. Now I realize that some people might look at our life and wonder how we do it. And to them I say, we don't really do it all. We're struggling just like you.
Now excuse me while I go figure out how in the heck I'm supposed to get 15% of our take-home pay into a savings account. I guess we could not eat. Or cut off the cable and internet. (But I'd almost rather not eat.) Do you save 15%? If you do, how in the holy heck do you do it?