Halfway through this month I thought there was no way that I was going to finish my end-of-the-year paperwork. It just wasn't going to happen. I was determined to give it my best shot, though (thanks to the accountability of declaring it on my blog...). Here it is February 29th, and I'm DONE! Ahhhh. That feels so good. Like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I am ecstatic that I can now relax and enjoy the rest of the short winter and spring as it arrives.
I haven't finished The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, but I've got a great start and plan on finishing it this next week. Then it will be on Russ's reading pile for a week or so. I'll be keeping better track of our spending in March and maybe April so that I can come up with a realistic and workable budget. Things aren't at a breaking point around here, but I sure would like to be more deliberate and responsible about our spending, saving, investing, giving, and record keeping.
For anyone interesting in learning a little more about Dave Ramsey's Money Makeover, Simple Mom is doing a series on her blog to review the methods spelled out in his book.