So, I have a pretty good system set up for our personal finances. I have a system for paying bills and for our savings that works off of our spending plant. But, every once in a while things go surprisingly wrong.
At the end of last month, February, I was getting ready to do some work travel and I made the decision to pay our home mortgage March payment in February. What was I thinking, well it seemed like I had lots of cash laying around our joint checking account, I knew I was traveling and I figured let me just take care of that big bill now instead of later.
Big mistake! Several auto transfers and other obligations drafted after I made this payment and I, of course, came up short. And further, of course, I had to try and fix this mistake while traveling. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
Two weeks later, I am still undoing the damage that was incurred.