Money Month May!
This May is a great month to start anything, and I say that because it’s the 1st and it is starting on the first day of the week, Monday. Yes, Mondays are not usually my favorites because essentially I am living in the past trying to recapture and prolong the time from the weekend. I’m embarking on making a change or a few changes because I want a lifestyle change. It would mean I will have to change my relationship with money. Ahh, money! No, it is not the root of all evil, but rather a tool. However, I have not been using this tool effectively and efficiently to best suit the needs of my life.
I hate having anxiety when it comes to paying the rent and paying the laundry list of other things that need to get paid to live the life I am living, no no no the life I was living (I’m making a change, I have to speak that into existence), I wouldn’t say I don’t want this life that I’m leading, but I want it enhanced and one where I have more control. So each day this month, I’m going to explore different ways in which to either save money, make money or enjoy the benefits of money. I’m no expert, and if you see my back account, you will definitely know why I need this change.
So what is the first thing I need to do? The first thing I need to do is see where I am financially. That would mean I need to see how much money I'm making and how much money I'm spending, oh my that is scary. Looks like I will have to keep notes on what I'm spending this week.
Here is a blank Budget below, I got on Microsoft and I saved it in my google docs. Have fun, this is the hard part, really makes you look at your life.