Saturday 16 July 2016

Day 8

Yesterday was a day to spend with family. I spent the day watching my nephew’s baseball game at a tournament that they are attending here in the Vancouver area.

After that we went for a celebratory meal, as our side left the other team in tatters. After that it was back to my brother’s family’s house where we visited around the fire pit.

All in all it was a good day but, since I was in the moment, I have no photos. Due to the personal nature of the day, it seems appropriate. 

Due to the fact that I suck at remembering to take photos at such times, this will probably continue on into today. 

Since this morning is the sixteenth it means that the last of my automatic payments have gone through. I have been able to stay above zero in my main account even during this trip.

How I have done this is to be spending directly out of my Mid-Term Savings account using the ‘savings’ button on the direct payment terminals. This way I am drawing down on that account and not on my Main Account.

Whilst I am interested in having fun and seeing family on this trip and not so much on what this is costing me, I still want to keep my financial plan on track.

The best way to do that is to separate my vacation expenses from my operational expenses. As long as I keep remembering to press that ‘savings’ button, this will continue.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward.

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