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Financial Pancake Tuesday (woo hoo!)

Get out your flapjacks, it’s Financial Pancake Tuesday (or Mardi Gras if you are in New Orleans or France) again, or to add clarity it is Shrove Tuesday. Why do they call it Shrove Tuesday, well it is the day before Lent, as I have written before, and just to remind you, Shrove is a derivation on Shriving.

To Shrove is:

… the past participle of the English verb to shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and doing penance.

Not a big fan of Church, or the Christian religion in general? That’s OK, but you can still use this in your financial well-being plan, by attempting to obtain absolution from your previous financial sins and doing financial penance.

You feel you don’t have any financial sins? Good for you, but remember, the only people you hurt by not admitting your sins in this case (financially that is) is yourself, so if you think you are trudging along happily financially, you can ignore this idea and keep on trucking, the way you have been.

I know that I have sinned financially (and in many other ways, but let’s not wander down that rat hole), so I will be spending Lent paying financial penance for my financial mistakes/sins/blunders. I find paying financial penance as a cleansing activity (no not like the folks that flagellate themselves with whips and such, just a financially spiritual cleansing).

Some Examples

What kind of financial transgressions do I speak of?

  • Simple things like buying coffee out, or buying dinner out a little too much in the past year.
  • Big things like not having a real financial plan for the next while in place
  • Huge financial transgressions like using debt in a bad way
  • The list could continue on, but you can get the concept of what I might mean

What will I be doing to pay penance? I still have a day to figure that one out (Lent starts on Ash Wednesday), but I have a few ideas in mind. Until tomorrow, I will enjoy the pancakes and ruminate on the possible ideas.

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Happy Easter: Challenge Complete

Happy Easter to all my readers and especially to my Lenten Challenge Participants!

From the Anchor Post Lenten Financial Challenge (which you can still comment on and join our community), we can review who was with us on this journey

  • Sandy at YesIamCheap who is overpaying AND giving up coffee
  • Joe who I am not sure about whether he was joining or saying he was already doing this stuff
  • Anne who is going to make some overpayments
  • Miss T. from Prairie Eco-Thrifter, who is going to cut out some coffee and over pay too
  • Personal Finance is going to add some investing (a newcomer, welcome), which should be fun as well.
  • Kay at Live. Love. Workout has joined in as well, and is adding a Categorical Allowance (using the Quicken she won from us). Good on you!

Daffodial, Easter

Happy Easter, Enjoy the New Beginning

Congratulations to you all for your good works, and your self-control!

I sort of succeeded in my goals, but next year will try to do a better job, or make some more achievable goals.

Easter is a time for new beginnings in all aspects of your life, now is the time to make that change you keep saying you should do one day.

Today is that One Day, so go do it.

Oh, and enjoy your Family and Friends today as well, it is the beginning of so many things.

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Lenten Financial Challenge: Final Week

The challenge wraps up this coming week and ends on Easter Sunday!

From the Anchor Post Lenten Financial Challenge (which you can still comment on and join our community), we don’t have any new joiners to our challenge, but we still have our originals:

  • Sandy at YesIamCheap who is overpaying AND giving up coffee
  • Joe who I am not sure about whether he was joining or saying he was already doing this stuff
  • Anne who is going to make some overpayments
  • Miss T. from Prairie Eco-Thrifter, who is going to cut out some coffee and over pay too
  • Personal Finance is going to add some investing (a newcomer, welcome), which should be fun as well.
  • Kay at Live. Love. Workout has joined in as well, and is adding a Categorical Allowance (using the Quicken she won from us). Good on you!

You are in the home stretch, keep up the good work!

For me, the debt overpayments continue nicely, let’s see if we can keep this up after Easter.

 

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Lenten Financial Challenge Week 5

The challenge continues, with the finish in sight! Remember we go all the way to Easter Sunday!

From the Anchor Post Lenten Financial Challenge (which you can still comment on and join our community), we don’t have any new joiners to our challenge, but we still have our originals:

  • Sandy at YesIamCheap who is overpaying AND giving up coffee
  • Joe who I am not sure about whether he was joining or saying he was already doing this stuff
  • Anne who is going to make some overpayments
  • Miss T. from Prairie Eco-Thrifter, who is going to cut out some coffee and over pay too
  • Personal Finance is going to add some investing (a newcomer, welcome), which should be fun as well.
  • Kay at Live. Love. Workout has joined in as well, and is adding a Categorical Allowance (using the Quicken she won from us). Good on you!

Keep up your vows!

For me, I continue to not spend on lunches at work, but not doing too well on the adding working out, but with the spring, there is a chance to add more bicycling with my son. Overpayments on my mortgage are very much in play.

 

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Lenten Financial Challenge Week 4

The challenge continues, and now is when we learn whether our participants can stick to their vows!

From the Anchor Post Lenten Financial Challenge (which you can still comment on and join our community), we don’t have any new joiners to our challenge, but we still have our originals:

  • Sandy at YesIamCheap who is overpaying AND giving up coffee
  • Joe who I am not sure about whether he was joining or saying he was already doing this stuff
  • Anne who is going to make some overpayments
  • Miss T. from Prairie Eco-Thrifter, who is going to cut out some coffee and over pay too
  • Personal Finance is going to add some investing (a newcomer, welcome), which should be fun as well.

Keep up your vows!

Not much new this week, not doing too well in terms of my health vows (eating a great deal of crud), but will get back on that horse this week.

 

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