My husband was home today. Hooray!
We spent a good portion of the day adjusting our budget. It’s not a task either of us particularly relish.
We are, quite happily, debt-free now, with the exception of our home. That made making the budget adjustments for rising utility and food costs a wee bit easier.
Our next step is to build our emergency fund to cover six months of living expenses. It sounds like a huge undertaking right now, but so did the thought of getting all of our debts paid off. That was accomplished much sooner than we anticipated, and we are thankful that the Lord provided the resources that made it possible.
Dani made my husband and I homemade Peppermint Mochas, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, just as we were finishing up. She’s sweet like that.
It wasn’t the most fun we’ve had on Copper’s day off, but it feels good to have the budget back in good order. Knowing where every dollar is going, and giving every dollar a job, is a tremendous way of looking well to the ways of our household.
Copper and I both highly recommend The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness. It’s hard work, but it’s a proven system that works!
How was your Monday?