Friday Financial Tidbit-What I am thankful for

Lately I’ve been asking you, the readers of the blog, some personal financial questions to answer on your own. I’ve asked you what the best financial decision you ever made was as well as what would be your financial do-over. Well in this season of thankfulness I’m asking you today the following question:

What are you financially thankful for this year?

Now your answer could range anywhere, including having a job that pays your bills to being thankful for paying off all your debt. Or it could be having an emergency fund that you had to dip into this year to cover some emergencies. Also it could be having the ability  to finally make a large purchase in cash like a car or take that family vacation this year that you haven’t been able to do in the past.

For us this past year has been a busy one for me and my family. We sold our house and moved into a new one this summer in addition to welcoming  a new baby in our house the past month. So we have a lot of things to be thankful for this year but here are my top three:

  1. I am thankful for the chance to make a good living-Sometimes I think we can take our job and career for granted. But the more I think of it the more I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work a job that I love. Which also more than covers our needs and allows us to prosper financially and reach our financial goals.
  2. I am thankful we bought a house that we can afford-When I mean we can afford the house, I mean that we own the house, and that the house does not own us. Yes we spend a lot of time and money on our home. But it doesn’t consume us and is not the basis for all of our financial decisions.
  3. I am thankful that my wife can stay home with our children. This is something my wife and I both really wanted even before we had children. We have definitely have had to make some sacrifices to do so but it is worth it because it is that important to us. I am thankful that we have been on the same page from the start to make this a reality in our life.

Feel free to leave your response below and I’m looking forward to hearing what you are financially thankful for this year.

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