Getting Started on Simplifying Your Home
In January a new Netflix show swept everyone into a organization frenzy. Lines formed at thrift stores as families began purging their homes of unwanted and unused items. The phrase "I'm Marie Kundoing my house" became a trend on social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram. As February rolls in, the hype is still high. But will the organization craze last? Will your home still be organized and free of clutter by the time 2020 hits?
Why you should have A Substantial Savings Plan
Can we just all admit right now that it's fun to buy new things or go on fancy excursions? I have no problems admitting to this. But I am also very familiar with the saying parents love to say to their children: "Money doesn't grow on trees, you know."
In light of the recent government shutdown, which temporarily laid off countless government employees and required countless more to work without a pay check for the time being, I thought now is a great time to talk about budgeting. You see, only a few years ago, I worked for the federal government as an air traffic controller. I made a generous chunk of change. I had great benefits. I had a retirement plan. It all seemed so easy when I raked in a large paycheck. And while I left this career by personal choice and have no regrets doing so, I look back and realize that it all could've been taken away in an instant.
This post is not a political post. It's just to show you that no job - not even government jobs - have 100% security. Life happens. Jobs are lost or put on hold. Funds are gone or withheld in an instant. Whether you hold a government job, run your own business, or work for a corporate office, what you make is not what is important. It's what you do with it. Because any job can be gone in the blink of an eye. And with that job goes your paycheck.
This is why having a budget and saving your money is so important. Here are three reasons why budgeting and saving should be a priority.
This is like the coffee talk corner. Sometimes I give organization tips or relationship advice, but a lot of times I'm just sharing about the everyday moments that make up my life.