I’m trying not to get overly excited this morning, but oh my god, it’s the first payday at my new job, and ladies and gentlemen? I would now like to perform my take on the 1933 hit “We’re In The Money”.
Except… I’m not really a singer, so instead we can all pretend like I had some marvellous choreographed piece to dazzle you all, complete with 50 sequined backup dancers, and a dramatic ending. I’ll just wait here while you finish imagining that.
When I signed on to my bank account this morning – wondering if I had enough to grab breakfast on the run this morning – the clouds outside my window parted, sunlight streamed in to my bedroom, and the angels sang. It sounded a lot like when you win the jackpot in a casino.
I immediately paid off all my bills, and put money aside for savings. I read an article the other day about how your discretionary spending and bills should all come out of 80% of the money, 10% should be saved for a savings goal (like travel) and 10% should be saved for long-term ‘Wealth Creation’. The catch is that you do it backwards, so you take 20% and send it off into savings accounts, then you pay all your bills, and THEN you look at anything left over.
I used to pay all my bills, and then sometimes put something aside for later in the fortnight. Ie: Savings FAIL.
You know what? I love having money. It’s awesome. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go join my 50 sequined back-up dancers for a tongue-in-cheek rendition of Jessie J’s ‘Price Tag’… It’s not about the money, except that it so totally is.
Also? I wrote this post six hours ago – right before I ran off to pick up a super cheap goldfish aquarium. So now I have two tiny minnows, and two tiny guppies floating around in 20 litres of water, wondering where the hell everyone else is. I brought it from some primary school fundraiser, because apparently I am very concerned about kids education now. (Yeah, I laughed too.)