Save your money and one day it will save you!

The title is a quote from an African proverb that was used in another post I read elsewhere. I stuck me with the powerful simplicity of the statement. I understand it to mean that the more money you save the more situations you are financially "ready" for. This is the underlying logic to having an emergency fund--before anything else!

During this time of year even I tend to spend more than I would like too. Gifts, travel, meals, etc. all add up quickly. The quote in the title reminds me to stay focused on my goals. Even though I don't like these extra expenses they are worked into my budget for the most part. My best bet is to stay the course and focus on getting extra side income to "lessen the sting" of holiday expenses.

I am sharing this so that you too can keep the focus!