Budgeting Freaks

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So, yes we had an unplanned $20 lunch out (thank god for $3 kiddie meals)…so much for all my macho talk.

As husband Noma mentioned we had the awkward deer-in-the-headlights look when we received the unexpected lunch invitation. We were hanging out with our friends at the park (free! yipee!) when we heard them utter the sinfully tempting question “so, do you want to go to lunch?” Simple question, eh? Based on our weird pregnant pause our friends probably wondered if they had forgotten to apply their deodorant.

Little did they know we’ve become budgeting freaks. The lunch invitation was not expected. Our budgeting brains froze. I heard “does not compute” in my brain. Noma had a far away look in his eye and then he finally blinked. Noma made the final call to come back to earth and join our friends for for lunch.

Were we right to say yes? I think so. Instead of feeling guilty about this unexpected expense I’m going to try to take YNAB (you need a budget) advice which is to subtract $20 from next week’s budget.

Its going to take some getting used to this tracking, watching, recalculating…I guess at least we’re becoming more aware. Baby steps, I suppose.

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2 Responses to “Budgeting Freaks”

  1. basil Says:

    Ever eaten at the Oinkster?

    Mmmm….

  2. ladydoughgirl Says:

    We have heard great things about the Oinkster but haven’t yet been. When we’re ready for our next comfort meal perhaps we’ll try that out. Any suggestions on what to order?
    –LDG

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