I am starting over this next month. My mortgage will be changed to reflect my new loan amount and I will start being able to actually make it through to the end of the month without overusing my credit card, borrowing (or stealing) from my sisters and collecting change from the floor of my car to buy Tim's. I have decided that I must take control of my finances.
Why, yes, I have said this before.
This time I mean it. I'm a grown up for crying in the sink! I should be able to handle a budget and a plan and money without spending it all on bubble gum. Right? Right? Uh huh. That's what I thought. I was hoping I would someday find a man who would take charge of all this crap and just give me an allowance*, but since that is not going to happen, I should likely figure it out on my own.
A few years ago I bought a book to help me. I think it's packed somewhere. I never did open it. I have started numerous computer programs to help me keep track of what I spend. It's a lot of work and usually lasts about two days. Who am I kidding? Try two hours.
But I found a website. For the financially challenged. The Working Woman's Guide Financial Security. So I'm going to try and follow the suggestions and get my proverbial shit together. Sometime before I die.
*Yes, I am aware this is horrendously sexist and not at all feministic. I'm all for women ruling the world and doing everything we want to do without being limited by gender roles. However, like mowing the lawn and handling maintenance on my car, I don't want to. I am perfectly willing to give this away to someone. Anyone. Want to handle my finances? Please?