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Financial Peace University: Week 3

September 21st, 2017 at 02:38 am

Week 3 of the financial peace class and it was tough.
Well I'm actually behind due to the hurricane.

This was my first time ever creating a zero balance budget. But by doing so, it really put things into perspective. The idea of telling my money what to do vs it telling me is so rewarding.

I actually put everything on a spread sheet vs the paper method, that way each pay date, all I have to do is key in the budgeted amount, the formulas are already there to take care of the calculations.

It has sadden me to say that the fiancé has yet to participate, other than going to the class. I told him we are wasting our time planning a future when money is the number one reason for divorce as well as our problems. I can give you the tools but it's up to you. I've told him what he needs to do with his business as far as the mother not paying him, he refused to do anything. I signed us up for a class, in hopes to get things in order and he refuses to participate. There's nothing else I can do.

Tomorrow I'll review my spending thus far, create my zero balance budget for the next pay date, create my spending envelopes, balance my checkbook and update my sidebar.

For me blogging helped me out of debt the last time, I felt committed to the group. I know what to do but I think FPU will speed up the process.

2 Responses to “Financial Peace University: Week 3”

  1. snafu Says:

    Well done taking tools being offered and moving forward by using them. Money has a lot of emotional baggage and perhaps finance needs time to cope with the emotional side effects, real and perceived.

  2. Myfinancekits Says:

    It will be nice if you can motivate your fiance to join you in this. This will help you in your family life

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