Part of my success is that I keep a weather eye on my finances, on a daily basis
Each morning I login to my online banking to check the status of my bank accounts and credit cards.
I want to know what payments have gone through, and which ones have not. I also want to keep an eye on what charges (if any) have gone through that shouldn’t have.
That is not all, every day or two (at max) I look at and review my budget. I look over what I have spent and what I have yet to spend and ask if that is necessary.
I constantly tweak my budget to try to squeeze every dollar that I can out of it, yet somehow still do what I need to do.
Then reality bites me in the butt, and shoves me back.
For example, the cost of winterizing Wanda has gone up this year, considerably.
I could possibly do it myself, but for me, the cost of having it done professionally is worth it.
I know me and I would go to a campsite and be meticulous about it. I would spend more time and money than just grumbling and paying to have it done.
Each time that I am hit with one of these extra costs I am back to being on track to make that frustrating target.
I am talking about the exasperating target of being debt free with less than $20.00 to my name, of course.
But, there is a bright side . . . it will make a great headline.
The truth is that as frustrating as it is, I don’t care if I end up with less than a dollar to spare, as long as I become debt free, (on the day) that is all that matters.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!