Budgets Require Patience - Kathryn C. Lang

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Budgets Require Patience

Sometimes it is tough to wait on something we want.  I wanted my husband when I first went out with him, but it took us eight years to work through the mess of our lives before we found our way back together.  It was worth the wait.

On the flip side, it can be easier and quicker to manipulate the system to get something now!  The house that we live in was small before I got the addition I wanted.  It cost us another loan and LOTS and LOTS of headaches, but I got it.  It’s not exactly what I envisioned, but it is better that what we had.  The thought that haunts me is – what if you had just waited.

Patience is a virtue for a reason.  It helps you get to the right place and at the right time.  It keeps you from speaking the wrong thing in the wrong way.  It protects you from your own stupidity or confusion.  Patience is a vital tool to any situation, but particularly to your budget!

My printer has been acting up.  With the first sign of trouble, the office supply store began calling out to me.  The only thing to do was to go look at the printers and see what I could get for my money.  After talking with the salesclerk, I decided to walk away.  I needed more time to think and research what was available.

Last night, my printer all but announced its retirement.  I went to the website of the store I frequents and low and behold, the printer I wanted was on sale.  PLUS, I had just received a rewards check that will cover most of the cost.  By having a little patience, I’m going to get my new printer almost for free.

If you want to succeed with your budget then work on your patience.  That one little virtue can stretch your dollar all the way to a new and improved printer.

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