What’s shakin’, y’all?
Today was supposed to be an article about always trying to improve yourself, but as the paragraphs went on I wanted to punch myself in the face for making it so dang lecturely… Everyone here already knows the importance of improving themselves or else they wouldn’t be on a blog about money!
So I trashed the thing and decided to make up a national holiday instead :)
Please welcome, our inaugural
National International Be Proud of Your Money Day! Woohoo! A time to reflect on our financial wins this year and give ourselves a pat on the back for once. Why do we get so down on ourselves when we’ve got haters for that? We’ve done some good things with our money this year, let’s rejoice and get fiscal up in here!
I say MONEY, you say AWESOME.
I’m feeling the holiday spirit already :)
But to officially kick this thing off, I need you to copy and paste the following blurb in the comment section below, and then fill in the blanks so we can rain some love down upon your wallets. This ain’t your grandpappy’s holiday, I’ll tell you that!
Hi money lovers! My name is ________, and I’ve been paying attention to my finances for ___ months/years now. I’ve accomplished the following this year and I’m damn proud of it: ___________________.
I’ll go first so you can see how it’s done:
Hi money lovers! My name is J$, and I’ve been paying attention to my finances for 7 years now. I’ve accomplished the following this year and I’m damn proud of it: FINALLY saving money into our Emergency Fund again, and not buying a single lottery ticket!
BOOM! Doesn’t matter how big or small your accomplishments are, just that you’ve accumulated them and are financially better off because of it.
Take the day to remind yourself of how far you’ve come. It’s National Be Proud of Your Money Day, baby – give yourself some love!
PS: I’ll donate $1.00 to The Plutus Foundation for everyone who participates today.
UPDATE #1: We’re now *International* thanks to some of you fine foreign friends out there :)
UPDATE #2: We’ve crossed over the $100 donation mark! Way to go guys!!!
[American flag photo by Mike Mozart // Doctored by J$]