Financial advice from my mama

 

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“The more you make, the more you spend.”

These are the words my mom continues to throw at me every time I want more. More money. More power. A better job. A promotion. etc. etc.

You’d think that my inner overachiever would be a good thing right? A trait that would make any mama proud. And you’re right. Of course my mom is proud. She is more than proud. She is my biggest fan. I’m her everything. I am her “life” she tells me.

It’s not that my mom doesn’t want me to be the best, because she does. She just wants to make sure that I don’t lose perspective. That I don’t get so caught up in hedonistic cravings (a nicer car, a swankier apartment, a fancier wedding) and lose sight of what’s important in life – family, love, friends.

Because late nights at the office or in the classroom might be lost nights with my fiancé, or a home cooked meal with my parents, or a night just for me.

For this reason, my mama always reminds me to stay grounded and to live within my means. To remember that if I lose myself in always wanting more, I’m going to miss out on what I already have, one of which is a pretty awesome mother.

So, here’s to all of the amazing mothers out there – Happy Mother’s Day! The world’s a better place because you’re in it.

And here’s to you, mama. A sea of “thank you’s” would never be enough. xoxoxxo

 

The Honeymoon Fund

As part of our engagement prezies, my very best friend, and MOH (duh!) gave us the most unique gift: a mason jar. Yes, I know, mason jars have taken over Pinterest like the Kardashians on E!, but you might be wondering why exactly these trendy receptacles could also serve as an engagement present. Right?

Well, I should probs mention that said receptacle was filled with some dollas and adorned with the cutest ever heart pendant that read: “Honeymoon Fund.”

This is where you say “Awww…how sweet!”

Yes, I know, so sweet! My very thoughtful, and Martha Stewart-esque bestie presented us with one of our favorite-est gifts thus far, and it’s one that my future hubs and I have committed ourselves to using. Scouts honor, every time we want to eat out, we’re going to eat in, and put the money we would have spent into our new fund; unless of course its birthday dinners, or date night, or brunch with the girls (because, well, who doesn’t love mimosas?!) You get the picture.

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