March’s guest won me over with her description of how she has used planning skills + tools to get her own budget under control — and how she now teaches these tools to many through Inspired Budget. She’s got great tips on her site, a podcast, thriving social media community, and has a book coming out (Money Made Easy, already available for preorder!).
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The Container Store did not disappoint, I have to say! Josh and Cameron got back at 3 am (!).
AND, I struggled with some negative feelings based on comparing myself/my life very needlessly to others (my running; lifestyle/travel stuff, etc).
Anyway. It’s a new week. I will remember all of those things I am grateful for AND also that honestly some of that comparison can be avoided outright based on the content I decide to consume. I will have to take my own advice about controlling my inputs.
Super inspired by this guest and conversation! We’ve been winging it budgetary for a while now… inspired to get back on track.
Tell us more about your trip to the container store! :-). I’ve never been there, and I think I would want all the things!
Haha ok I will share. There was a lot of temptation (and we gave in to some of it!)
BLP + BOBW mash-up question for your AMA: Did you plan out your child spacing after your firstborn? Did these ideals make it into your paper planners (such as your 5 year goals journal)? How did life pan out vs. your plans, and are you happy with the ideals that you set in retrospect? Do you think less/more planning would’ve been better? By planning I mean taking in factors like finances, lifestyle, daycare, other child’s ages, etc. Are there factors you wish you considered or wish you had left out?
I noticed the guest did not really address the question you asked about when working in a creative field and when payment doesn’t come regularly. I’m an independent contractor for about a dozen clients, and none of those clients pay on a regular (i.e., monthly, every two weeks, etc.) basis. I’d love to hear more specifics or new-to-me tips about paying for things when income is erratic, especially as the only way I know how manage this is to build up a big savings cushion to manage regular bill-payments, then build it back up as paychecks roll in.