I just pulled my August 2007 and my August 2008 bank statements to see how far, exactly, I’ve come.
August 1, 2007, I had -81.73 in my two accounts. I had about $3,000 in credit card debt, and I was a part-time cashier weekends at a Big Blue Box store while looking for temporary office work during the days.
August 1, 2008, I had $2529.75 in 22 accounts (2 checking, 9 savings, and 11 CDs), no credit card debt, and I was still a temporary office worker.
Here is where you insert the cliches about how, if I could freakin’ do it, in the present economy, you totally have no excuses.
Bup bup bup! No. Excuses.
(And guess what? For those of us paid biweekly, October is a three-paycheck month! HOORAY!)