I have to keep a tight rein on my finances; my student loan payments are equal to a Humvee monthly payment. This isn’t exaggeration.
Last week was payday, and instead of doing my usual structured bill pay and money transfer into various savings accounts, I let my paycheck sit in my checking and didn’t restrain myself from going out for food, from buying
trinkets books, and didn’t think about money at all.
A short term relief, yes, but I eventually had to face the music. What’s done is done, and today I logged in to my account to see what remained.
I paid my phone bill, I added to my travel and fun things accounts, I made sure I had enough money for rent, enough money for food next week, enough money to go out for sugary snacks with a friend on Tuesday. I had just enough.
Matter of fact, after all my math, there was a little surplus still in the account.
A surplus amount four dollars more than my tithe.
If it didn’t happen on a regular basis, I’d call it a conicidence.