Yesterday I signed up with Mint.com.
Today I received this e-mail:
Proceed with caution, indeed.
Normally, this would be enough to make me wet myself, but I'm happy to announce my pants are dry (if maybe a bit too snug). $29 left to my name and I'm totally calm and collected. So much that I'm going to sit back with this bag of Starbursts (which I suckered my mom into buying) (and which certainly isn't helping the fit of my clothing) and relish in my new found financial prowess.
Okay, "prowess" might be a stretch, but I feel as if I've accomplished more in just a few short days than I have in the last ten years. How, you ask? Well, let me tell you. I increased my profit sharing from 6% to 10% (because I have no reason not to save more) (and I'd be a complete moron not to), I sent $600 to both my car loan and credit card, and I have a budget. A real, live, grown-up budget. One I plan on sticking to.
And this morning, when my mom asked if I wanted to run to Staples with her, I said yes and LEFT MY DEBIT CARD AT HOME. And thank God I did 'cause I could have easily dropped my remaining $29 in unnecessary office supplies.
I love office supplies.
But I love not feeling guilty more.
Peeps, thanks for your help. Now if only you could tell me what to do about this little (huge!) candy problem I seem to have...