Financial Priorities: Then, Now, and Everywhere in Between
Every now and then my husband and I sit down and talk about our financial priorities, etc. We talk about things that we’d like to do or buy, and how we can get to where we want to be.
We also occasionally literally list things that we want out on paper or in a spreadsheet. My husband pulled up our most recent list, and it just cracked me up.
Here’s the majority of our list from last year.
new drinking glasses
new thick fluffy towels in dark green & burgundy or brown
new salt & pepper shakers (or possibly just salt)
First, can you say “one of these things is not like the other”?
Then there’s this: Who puts “salt & pepper shakers (or possibly just salt)” on a list of things they want instead of just going out and buying some? Me, apparently.
I’m also the person that took a YEAR to buy a new set of towels — but only because I’m both very busy & very picky about my towels. (I finally settled on some bamboo ones.)
Finally, the list we came up with this week looks like this:
A car repair
Fund for new TV
Pay off house
Replace icky carpet
I guess we’ve finally learned to think big, for the most part.
Then we pulled out a list from more than 5 years ago. That list had things on it like “At least a month’s savings”, “pay off student loan”, “tune up car”, “a couch”. I remember eventually crossing those things off. What a relief that was!
Have you ever taken a trip down memory lane and reviewed your financial priorities? (Or your lists of the things you want, as the case may be.) How have things changed over the years?