I guess I’m on a “why I love” kick this week. But the title is true. I really do love to pay bills.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t always loved to pay bills. In fact, there was a year-long period after my first son was born that even the thought of paying bills made me feel so overwhelmed that my husband grudgingly took over the task for one full year.
Part the reason I felt so overwhelmed was because having a newborn baby was a far more demanding round-the-clock task than I expected. Another part of the reason was because I was operating a small business (with long, retail hours), from which I hadn’t been drawing a paycheck in over a year and would soon be closing.
Paying bills when you’re — a) exhausted, and b) broke — is NOT fun. Thankfully, my life is much better now.
I have enough money to pay my bills, and as I mentioned in an earlier post, my husband just landed a new job making 62% more than he used to. This definitely offers us some breathing room.
But more money isn’t enough for me anymore. At least not if it means buying more stuff. I don’t want anymore stuff.
Eradicating my debts, however – now that gets my blood pumping! And I suppose I need money to do that.
I’ve taken enough risks in my adult life to know how quickly my financial situation can change. The thing is, I like taking risks. And I like trying new things. The problem with this is that taking risks and trying new things is a little difficult when you’re saddling around over $20,000 in consumer debt and a fat mortgage. So I’m planning to ditch it. All of it.
Which brings me back to my original point. I love to pay bills.
Each month that passes brings me closer to my goal of being debt free – and that makes bill paying day worth loving. Right?
How do you feel on the days you pay bills? Is it a chore for you? Or do you love it too? Please leave your answer in the comments area below.