December 24th – Learning experience

What was a lesson you learned this year that changed you?

To be more careful with money, not to just spend without thinking first. True, most of us are taught this lesson as kids, but we honestly don’t firmly “get it” until we are older and have made some mistakes first. All about learning from our own life and the mistakes that come along with it. Money is a big lesson in life. Whether we like it or not, we cannot live without that crazy green stuff. Any and everything we want or need requires the use of money.

This year, I learned that not only do I not want to owe anyone or any company money (never did, but finally am trying to avoid it as much as possible), but that I need to learn to budget myself better in 2010. I am not even close to a math whiz, so even simple things such as balancing my checkbook tend to go undone. I need to be better organized and know what I have in the bank and know that I have this bill or that bill to pay on such and such a date. It shouldn’t be a big deal to take care of these things each month. No, it’s not always going to be easy financially, but if I budget myself better, it won’t be as difficult on myself as I have been making it out to be.

So, in 2010, I hope to be a better person in this area. My goal is to move up to Asheville next summer in as good shape financially as possible. I shouldn’t have to play the guessing game in regards to my bank account. That is no fun to do. Better planning and organization is the plan of action.

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This blog post is in response to Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge

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