I like to believe that most of our interactions with money are mental or emotional. We spend because we’re happy (let’s celebrate over dinner), we spend because we’re sad (retail therapy at the mall), we spend because we can (I deserve nice things), or we spend because we can’t (it’s not often that I come across extra money). The reasons are countless, but more than likely, the reasons are attached to an emotional benefit.
If you’ve been wanting to take a vacation, whether it’s with or without the kids, you might feel like I did. Like it’s impossible. With a family, home, bills, and unexpected expenses all the time, I couldn’t help but think the same two words whenever the thought of vacation crossed my mind: How sway?!?
As the fall begins and our kiddos head back to school, I thought I’d share an a-ha moment I recently had with my son. The other day, my 4-year-old son “lil Rufus” asked if he could leave his blinds open while he sleeps. We told him no. The next morning, we go in his room to wake him and his blinds are open and pushed up. Needless to say, his father and I were upset.