The Financial Oracle

Young and inspired striving for financial freedom and all the perks that come with it, all while still having fun before I die and leave all of my hard earned money to my unborn children.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Trying Not to Stress Out

Ok, so I'm pretty new to the blogging scene, but I've enjoyed reading a lot of interesting personal finance blogs. That is indeed why I started my own. There are many good things about keeping a personal finance blog: it keeps me honest about my saving and spending habits, I'm certainly more organized with my finances, and it's motivational. If you've read my blog before, you'll know I just bought a house with my wife a little more that a month ago. We love it, and it's probably the best financial decision we've ever made. A lot of new (and not regular) expenses come with it though, and earlier this week I found myself stressing about it a lot more than I should be. Every time we go to buy something for the house (blinds, a computer desk, Christmas decorations) I worry that I'm not going to have any money to save this month. I was stressing out so much about it that I started feeling depressed, and almost sick to my stomach.

I've been feeling like this for a couple weeks now, until yesterday when I seemed to snap out of it. I realized that, among all the saving and investing and preparing for the future, you have to give in a little bit, especially when just getting into a new house. The whole idea is to bend and not break, and bending a little bit here and there is healthy, in my opinion, as long as you still pursue your goals of being financially independent. Did we NEED the blinds, desk and Christmas stuff? Of course not. Not like you need food and water to survive, but I particularly didn't like being without blinds so anybody could see right into my living room from the street, and using the floor as a desk for the computer wasn't working out very well, and it's tough to stay organized when the floor is your filing system.

I guess my point is, in the midst of all of the personal finance blogs out there and all the information I've come across in the past couple months, don't forget to live life now, while still preparing for your future.



  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger fin_indie said…

    Hang in there. 2007 will be a good one.

    Hey, I am trying to navigate to your 2007 goals and am having a problem. Some of the links on your blog seem messed up.

  • At 9:49 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    Hmmm, everything seems to be fine now. It's through Blogger so maybe they've been experiencing problems. Anyway, thanks for reading and good luck on '07!


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