Teach Me Money Management

What is money management and how do I obtain such a skill?

I’ve got those really fun parents, the kind who make me pay my phone bill and for my car insurance and gas and pretty much for any and everything I want. It would be a bigger issue if I didn’t have a job, but (thankfully) I do. And as much as I would love to spend every single dime on the most pointless things, I know it’s for the best that I’m getting a taste of the real world while I’ve still got my parents to fall back on. Sure, they wouldn’t be too happy with me if I didn’t give them the money for my phone and insurance every month, but if I couldn’t, they’d pay it for me, and at least I’d only be indebted to them, rather than some company who doesn’t actually care about my personal circumstances.

I think I’m doing really well, actually. I hand over the money for those bills weeks early almost every month. I’ve been licensed for over a year and I have yet to ask for gas money (although one time, they actually gave me a little bit just for the heck of it). I pay for almost everything on my own– shirts from my cross country meets, trips with my friends, clothes, random food runs, etc. I even paid to book a flight for myself to visit some family down in Florida next month.

So what’s the problem? The problem is that I basically break even every month. I have hardly anything saved up, and since I’m going to be moving out in nine months and paying rent and putting myself through college, I’m going to find myself in a pretty big pickle, much sooner than I’m prepared for. I either need to be making more money (though I barely have time for my job as it is, between sports and homework and sleep), or I need to learn how to save.

I walk into a store, and I almost always walk out with more things than I need. I’ve got plenty of clothes. I’ve got plenty of nail polish. I’ve got plenty of shoes. And yet, I can’t seem to stop buying more and more. It’s a serious problem, guys. I have a problem. I admit it. What’s the next step?

Teach me money management.

This is a cry for help.

Help.

HELP.

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Yet Another Late Night Post

I lied before, when I said I was going to bed. Who was I kidding? I thought I would go to bed, but then I decided to open up Pixlr, and all my plans went downhill from there. Anyway, the reason I’m posting is to show you guys something I made. It doesn’t match the blog, and it’s not well done, but I thought it looked kind of cool. Especially considering I only spent a few minutes on it. Anywho, here it is:

I thought I’d share a random thing about my sister that I find to be funny. See, she likes taking everyday words and twisting them around to make them her own. She’s really quick witted, and the girl has something hilarious to say in just about every situation you could imagine. My sister has a bit of a potty mouth as well, but that’s to be expected from a fifteen-year-old.

Anyway, she’s recently taken to calling the internet by a more interesting name, the ‘interwebs’.

Do any of your friends/family like to make words their own in a way similar to that of my sister?

xx Ashley

 

Currently Listening To:

Viva La Vida, Coldplay

Swallow Seven Times.

This is random, but I had to share. If you’ve got the hiccups, swallow seven times. Don’t drink anything, just swallow. It gets difficult after the fourth time or so, but it works.

Thank me later.

Currently Listening To:

I Just Wanna Run, The Downtown Fiction