It’s hard to believe I’ve already reached Week 4 of the six-week plan to financial independence laid out in Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You to Be Rich. This week, I was supposed to create a conscious spending plan. Ha. That’s what Alanis Morissette would call “ironic,” because the past week’s circumstances have resulted in my being nothing short of frivolous with my accumulating wealth. Basically, the beginning of August has been an Olympic triathlon of birthdays.
Let’s review the many happy reasons for my falling off the wagon, financially-speaking:
Saturday: Happy birthday to my (little) sister Kasey! (24 already!?)
Monday: My birthday! (Ahem. A lady never reveals her age.)
Tuesday: Feliz cumpleaños to my lovely friend Jen! (Also 24!)
Wednesday: Happy birthday to funny man Grant! (The big three-oh!)
Add to the festivities a friend’s going-away party and my dad’s birthday this Friday, and you have a two-week span that’s long on celebration and short on time for the serious consideration of monetary matters. I’ll get back into the swing of things next week, so be sure to check back! And happy birthday to all the August babies! (Including Workman’s own Generation T(eacher), Megan Nicolay!)