Thursday, January 22, 2009

BRiiight Markers,Bright Idea

IT happened... it finally happened... so Today was my day off of work, and after FPU class last night i was so excited to wake up thismorning and go to hobby lobby to purchase a new white board and markers to do out budget on, so i went and picked out this chalk board looking thing, but you can write on it with Chalk Markers, totally cool right?!!? i thought so they were bRiiight pink, lime green, blue and yellow... i could hardly wait. so i made my way up to the check out to pay and go home and take off the caps of all my new sharp markers and Rip the plastic covering off my board so i can begin to crunch numbers and make out our February budget...

and it happened... finally yaya!!! i must admit though it caught me off guard... i got to the register, and he told my it was 14.83 and i opened up my purse, reached for my leather Dave ramsey envelope binder thingy, and flipped to the envelope that had my name on it and took $15 from my envelope and handed it to her... he took my money and gave me my change... and as i was putting my change back in the envelope she says to me....

" Alright so im Intrigued, whats with all the different envelopes..."

here was my time to SHARE :) i said oh.... well its just the way my husband and i choose to budget, each envelope has a different name or title to it and every time we get paid we divvey up a certain amt intow each evnelope and once the money is out its out, we cant spend anymore in that category until the next time they get filled......

" Oh, she says, thats cool...... really a BRIGHT idea" i said yeah it really is... if your really interested look up DAVE RAMSEY

As i was leaving i heard another cashier says to the young girl, what was that? and i heard her begin to tell what we had just talked about .. it was great.... i totally loved it....


i came home and busted out the new markers and now we have a beautiful display of our budget in our kitchen :)

Today was a great day!

1 comment:

Christopher J. said...

Haha...what a great story. I'm still waiting for my public moment of recognition. I'm expecting it to come from the "Debt is normal, be weird!" sticker on my car (I work at a Mortgage company, so I'm sure SOMEONE will have a comment to make about it at some point). Keep on keepin' on!