If you listen to nothing else, just take literally one minute and 11 seconds to listen to this clip about how getting sober with money is akin to Prince Charming trying to rescue Sleeping Beauty. 🙂
00:00 Reconciling Redux
Why it’s not enough to just track that your transactions have cleared your bank account. And a quick review of the process of spending plan maintenance.
13:31 Acceptance is the Answer
I’m struggling with this today, so I complain a bit. And then, I read a paragraph from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous that helps me get right minded when I struggle with acceptance. It’s on page 417 of the Fourth Edition (Acceptance was the Answer).
Music Attribution “Egmont Overture Finale,” “Carpe Diem,” and “Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro)
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
I am still working on sound quality. I have this magical machine that keeps you from having to hear my heavy breathing, but I think it’s also fading my voice in and out. Hope you will bear with me as I keep trying to improve the podcast! 🙂
00:00 I talk about why not spending $3.03 is a recovery victory and a spiritual practice to keep me sober with money. Along the way, I also talk about my desire for art supplies (I literally can’t breathe with desire in craft stores), getting what I want, and not actually wanting what I get after I get it.
13:20 Back to spending plans. I talk about accumulating money in categories for bills that are paid less than monthly and for items I can’t afford. I also talk about why I don’t like the word “save.”
18:48 I give an overview of reconciling your spending plan with your bank account and why this is a crucial piece in ensuring you are not living in delusion about how much money you actually have. I also talk about managing cash just a little bit.