Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Why sharing what we’re spending for a month is a terrible terrible idea #TightwadDad 008
12 Reasons sharing what we are spending for a month is a terrible terrible idea.
1 It might come out wrong.
2 I will be judged.
3 My family will be judged.
4 I might share some details that I can't take back if I wanted to.
5 It will invite criticism. Of my writing, my ideas and the very way I live my life.
6 I might not have much to say about it.
7 If I keep doing this, I might see that it's all rubbish.
8 My family might be attacked because of what I'm publishing.
9 None of this might happen and it'll just come off as pretentious self-regarding navel-gazing nonsense.
10 I'm scared now I've started this, I might suddenly stop.
11 It might not go anywhere.
12 While I'm doing this, I'm not doing the thing that might lead to the thing where I earn more money for my family.
1 I'm spending time looking at what we're spending, however it comes out.
2 I will be judged by people who aren't sharing what they are spending.
3 My family will be judged by people who aren't sharing what they are spending.
4 It's just an experiment, and I could lie if I wanted to.
5 I will be criticised by people who are busy calling out and finger pointing like they've done nothing wrong in their life.
6 I will explore what I'm trying to change.
7 If I keep doing this, I will get better.
8 My family and I will learn about what makes us happy.
9 This is pretentious self-regarding navel-gazing nonsense, that's what I like about it.
10 I've got to keep going till the end of the month.
11 I want to figure out how to change our attitudes to spending, to make us happy.
12 This might lead to new ideas for my family earning what we need.
I am a Tightwad Dad, and this day my family enjoyed spending on:
- £1.80 Hospital car parking fee.
(My Dad told me he saw on the news that 20% goes to the hospital).
- £41.79 Medium supermarket shop.
(Popped in to buy our daughter a new coat, and ended up with a swimming costume, reduced xmas things for next year and some doughnuts)
Try my new book!
Why am I sharing our spending for a month really? #TightwadDad 007
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