Sunday, February 1, 2015

#UNSTUCK: Financial Craziness

Our current sermon series in church is about getting #UNSTUCK, whether it's your faith, thoughts, or words. Today's sermon was all about getting unstuck with your financials. I've always been really good about saving my money, but for the past four years, I have been doing terrible at it.

I am someone who uses her phone for most of her banking - paying off my credit card bill, checking my balances, making sure deposits go through, etc., so I rarely get online to look at any statements. After today's sermon, I decided to look at my credit card statement online instead of my phone. I was curious to see how much I spent last year on eating out because that is one of my main spending problems. The credit card company created this cute little pie chart to tell me that I spent almost $3,000 on eating out last year! Holy moly (I'm trying to work on my language since the words sermon was last week). I was absolutely horrified to see that I spent that much.

Restaurants was the second category that I spent the most money in but the first was merchandise and supplies. I spent almost $17,000 on essentially crap. I couldn't even tell you 10 things that I bought or 10 places that I ate at last year. Somethings gotta change.

So this year, I'm going to save money. My goal is to save a minimum of $500 a month and tithe every month. It sounds like such a small amount, but I know myself. If I have an unrealistic goal then I will never follow through with it.

To check out the #UNSTUCK sermon series, click here.

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday! Who are you going for in the Super Bowl?

All opinions shared are my own - straight out of my roaming brain.

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