You Know You're on a Budget When…
from daveramsey.com on 12 Sep 2012
Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and even make fun of yourself a little bit!
Dave's Facebook fans shared some obvious signs that you might be on a budget – so many, in fact, that we didn’t have room to note all of the best ones here! Check out some of the hilarious responses, and see how many you can relate with.
Kristen: Your four-year-old asks, "Mommy do we have a coupon for this?" about any item she wants to buy in the grocery store!
Stephen: When you're reading this in your father-in-law’s driveway because you have to glom off of his wi-fi.
Leslie: When you use a coupon for a free hamburger from Mc Donald's and then come home and put your own piece of cheese on it!
Carrie: When you find yourself saying "Dave would not want me to buy that!" and then walk away.
Travis: Your kids are constantly ticked off at Dave Ramsey!
Kirsten: School supplies become birthday presents.
Jeff: You have all the local supermarket ads spread out on the kitchen table, and you begin to strategize your coupons like you're about to invade Normandy.
Micki: You get one leg waxed at a time.
Natalie: You ask yourself, How many shifts will I have to work to pay for this?
Jondelyn: You search on the internet for recipes with ingredients in your pantry.
Jay: Everyone around you thinks you are crazy.
Michelle: When, you're shopping with the kids, the three-year-old asks for something and the seven-year-old tells him, "It's not in the budget."
Will: When you notice George Washington squint at the sunlight when you pull a dollar out of your wallet.
Ashlee: When your five-year-old asks, "What is a mall?"
Sarah: Your kids get $5 in a card and you're jealous.
Gary: When you don't go out and spend money on Friday night, but instead stay in and list stuff to sell on eBay.
Lisa: The liquid soap in your bathroom is milk 'n' honey-orange-vanilla-coconut-cherry-watermelon-apple-lemon scented, because you just can't bear to throw that little bit in the bottom of the bottle away.
Lorien: When your five-year-old makes her own coupons to play store with!
Kelly: When you really "get" all the posts on this thread and have laughed out loud several times reading them!
How do you know when you’re on a budget? Let us know! Leave a comment below.
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