Once you’ve figured out your finances, that’s it right?
As someone who has been knee-deep in learning to love my finances for a very long time, I still haven’t figured it all out yet.
If someone out there says they do, run far far away from them.
Let’s be honest here. Figuring out your personal finances is an ongoing process. Always. Just because a budget or a spending plan works for you now, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you down the line. Life happens.
Take me for example, I thought I had wrapped my head around the whole emotional side of spending. I have had no desire to purchase frivolous items and have said no to quite a few people because I knew I would end up spending obscene amounts of money around them.
Not the case at all.
When I moved back from living in China for the past 8 years, I had to face a whole new set of challenges. Adjusting to a career which involves staying at home with my son all day. Still being away from friends and family. The exhaustion that came with moving, including where to store, move and ship all those items.
And let’s talk about all that stuff shall we?
That was what got my emotions around finances in a tizzy. [Read more…] about Getting Rid of Stuff: Why It’s So Surprisingly Emotional