Have you ever heard the saying, “saving for a rainy day?” I’m not sure where this originated, however the meaning behind it seems to reflect a negative tone. Saving money should be looked at positively. You’re in control of your money, your destiny!
I’m grateful for a frugal husband that thinks consciously before purchases, especially big ones. When we married, we incorporated his method of using one credit card a month for general purchases and then paying off that debt each month. We stick to a budget and make sure to stay within our means, so we do not accumulate debt. Just think of how much money we’re saving by not paying interest charges. This method requires dedication and time to adjust, but it’s definitely not for everyone. It’s just what works for us. This allows us to save additional funds for sunny days, like a trip to the French Riviera!
In 2009 my husband’s family took a Mediterranean cruise that has left my heart wanting more. We had port stops in Italy and the French coastline. It was an amazing vacation, but I really longed for more time to experience each city we visited. I especially enjoyed the Villefranche port and surrounding area, so my hope is to book a family vacation where we fly over and spend a few days enjoying the sights.