Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2. Do you establish and maintain a strict budget in your household? What is one piece of financial advice you would offer someone just starting out on their own? My husband and I went through Financial Peace University several years ago. We started using cash and envelopes for every day purchases. I was amazed how it seemed we had more money when I actually budgeted a certain amount for each area using cash. The idea is when the cash is gone you are done spending in that area until the next pay day. So the cash part is budgeted out each month and divided into envelopes.
One piece of financial advice I would give is to not use credit cards. I could write a long post about this. We used to have one for purchases that we'd pay off each month. We don't even do that now.
3. Cherries-yay or nay? Cherry pie, cherry cola, black forest cake, or a scoop of Ben and Jerry's Cherries Garcia...pick one. I like cherries on cheesecake but not to just eat by themselves. I'd choose cherry pie of those choices.
4. Should you ever discuss religion or politics with people you don't know? I'd say no. Hard question though and depends on the situation. I don't normally talk to people I don't know much.
5. When you take a road trip do you prefer to be the driver or the passenger? Where were you headed on your last road trip? Passenger; It was a short trip but we went on Sunday to pick up our boy from his visit with Gramma.
6. If we peeked inside your closet, what color would we say is most prevalent? Probably purple.
7. Who's your favorite senior citizen and why are they special? This question makes me smile and a couple came to mind. One is a man from our church, Mr. Ben. He will be 89 this year I believe. He has so many stories and always carries pictures in his pocket to show. Many of them are of his wife from their early dating days. I have enjoyed hearing his stories. Another is Ms. Eleanore. She is the mother of a couple of my blogging friends. I have never met her in real life but feel like I know her from writing to her the past couple of years.
And let me add a little plug here if seniors are special to your heart: I am part of a group that sends cheer mail to seniors. The commitment is to send one card per week to a senior on our list. This may not sound like much, but let me tell you it is amazing the difference it makes! My Meemaw was on our mailing list for the past few years. She always talked about the mail she received from the group, and it really cheered and brightened her days. Seniors are often so lonely and receive little company and many cannot get out. If you are interested, let me know and I'll send you the link with more information. :)
8. Insert your own random thought here.
We were supposed to go on a 3rd grade field trip today but it got cancelled because of the weather. It is cold and supposed to storm. They are hoping to reschedule for later in the spring. I hope they can! My boy was disappointed to not get to go!
Have a day of blessings!