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Friday’s with Fonzi! He came down this morning to check out the burn pile, where I finally achieved FIRE (see my stories). Looks like he’s chewing on a blade of grass like old farmers used to do but it’s really just stuck in his teeth.
This burn pile was a couple years of broken limbs and dead trees we’ve had to clean up. We enjoy living on property but it can be a lot of work to keep up with everything that dies and grows.
It took me a few years to get a rhythm down but we’ve got it fairly dialed in now, knowing when and where to focus to keep things under control.
I needed the right tools for one thing, and then just had to put in a few reps to figure out what was most efficient each year.
We also celebrate the small things to appreciate country living. Hanging out in the hammocks under the apple trees, sitting around the fire pit or enjoying dinner on the deck makes all the work worth it. If we don’t do this, sometimes we’ll talk about moving back into town.
So just to recap how to maintain control of monthly finances:
1️⃣ You need the right tools to track your budget ( EveryDollar, YNAB, spreadsheets, pencil and paper, thebudgetmom materials), use whatever you find works.
2️⃣ It takes some learning about how to budget and then a few reps to figure it out, and then you just keep on adjusting it each month.
3️⃣ Celebrate the successes, even your small wins!
Oh wait, are we talking about property maintenance, or personal finance here?
So many similarities - have a great long weekend everyone
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