This weekend, Geoff was assisting me with actually setting up a budget, as well as recording what I actually spend, and where.
This will be a useful tool as I am working part-time, going back to school part-time (without student loans!), and need to make sure that my own finances are in good order.
Let's just say, it took some lubrication, and even some liquid courage to get the budget whipped into shape!
All I can say, is... We both survived, and we're still together! If we managed this, this means we really are doomed!
It's important to me that I pull my own weight, that I'm a partner, not a dead weight dragging Geoff down.
I've always felt that, and I feel that it's even more important, now that we have the joint goal of the homestead (and, later, the Town).
I also want to help contribute to the House finances with my own savings, as that will get us closer to our goal faster.
Besides, this is proof that the system can work. If it can work for me, it can work for anyone (with minor tweaks, of course)!
As always, come join us in reaching for the future, and getting off of the hamster wheel!