We won’t make this a monthly to-do, but we feel that we need to give pause to the beginning.
It is said that 21 days is all that is necessary to make or break a habit. In the case of personal finance, it isn’t as easy or straightforward as that. Life happens quickly and superfluous costs can arise quickly and without notice. It isn’t like going to bed at 10:30 every night or remembering to put on sunscreen. Or even exercising every day. This, my friends, is the ultimate challenge: learning how to manage your money, make money, not spend money, invest money, and achieve complete happiness while not wanting to want anything. And if you do want things, for them to only be things worthy of wanting. And what is worthy? Well. That’s for you to decide. So long as you manage your money, make money, don’t spend too much money,……you get where I’m going.
Financial reform clearly is difficult. So. I’d break out the cake and serve you all up some of my homemade ice cream if I could– we feel being committed for 30 days has been fantastic. Hard. Exhausting. Emotional. But very gratifying. We can’t imagine it gets easier from here (I mean, have you read Our Story?) but are celebrating our little milestone nonetheless. Who knows what the next 30 days will bring?