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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012 "2011 Budget"

First, we would like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. 2012 will be a pivotal year for our country, and we hope you will utilize sound judgement in restoring our great nation to that which our Founding Fathers envisioned. Together, we can make a difference.

Well, the final numbers for 2011 are in, and they're not too bad considering the year we've experienced, with all the travel and lifestyle upgrades we've made. I've had some comments / questions regarding how we manage to adhere to our budget. The truth is we have been on a budget for over 30 years, so it is no problem. The biggest challenge is distinguishing needs from wants, within the budget, and I'll give credit where credit is due; CC has improved dramatically in this area. That virtually eliminates the need for me to say "No", which I have a hard time doing anyway. (I'm a pushover, what else can I say?) Could we live this lifestyle on less? Absolutely. And there may come a time when we need to tighten the belt a little, but for now, we're living our dream, and enjoying every minute. (As usual, click on the image to enlarge.)

Until next time, take care and stay well...........

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year to you! Thanks for posting your budget numbers for 2011. We too, keep close track of our expenses and are on a fixed income. Our totals are a few hundred $$ less, probably because we are set up to boondock easily, thus lower RV park charges. But it is hard to say "no" to a few things!