Monday, January 4, 2010
Open Letter to our Checking Account
Dear Checking Account,
I apologize in advance for the pain we are causing you. The first quarter of 2010 is going to be hardest on you. Both our master card bill (bloated with Christmas purchases) and our tax bill are due in a few weeks. We are also painting the house and taking a ski trip to Colorado. I know, I know we're acting like rich people, but we're far from rich. (I'm just hoping my bonus has a comma in it this year!)
You will have to learn to make the most of your reduced state. (Keep calm and carry on.) I'm sure you'll miss all your dollar friends, but think of all the good our hard-earned dollars will do out in the world stimulating the economy...and...Think about how much we enjoyed giving Christmas presents, think about how beautiful our house will look in its new shades of paint; think about all the fun we'll have snow skiing, and think about how patriotic it feels to pay taxes to the state that does not recognize our marriage...Oh, well...at least we get to go snow skiing!
With the promise to return to saving dollars in Q2 2010,