I thought I would share a little about the cash envelope system, including the how and the why for you here on my blog. A little back story as to how I stumbled on this system for budgeting. I say I stumbled onto this system because it was all pre wifi and I had no idea about the Dave Ramsey system, which has helped thousands of our American cousins get out of debt across the pond!
When I had my eldest, I was in my early twenties and pretty much penny-less!
Now ordinarily a pre-child Valentine’s Day would have been dinner out with candles, fizz and a huge bouquet of red roses. Once parenthood hits you may get the odd date night out if it happens to fall near the weekend, otherwise you pretty much have to make do at home. All too often that means the night for romance gets shelved until a later date when you can afford to splurge a little and invariably it will still end up a family affair as no one is about to babysit
I recently went to the bridal shower of the most lovely young lady from church. She has been through trauma with crohn’s disease and still managed to have the biggest smile on her face.
We had vintage tea cups, plenty of tea, cakes, food and proper belly chuckles at her shower. We were then asked to grab a gift tag and write our marriage advice for the couple. Some pondered and some wrote hilarious anecdotes. Mine was simple … always write date nights in pen!
Before Phil and I were married we