Back in November, I posted this post about seperating my Emergency Savings from my savings for fun stuff. Shortly after, I opened a new account dedicated just for that with a goal of eventually stocking it to $1,000. Thanks to December being a 3 paycheck month, I’ve already reached that goal!
…Just in time to spend some of it. You see, my former college roommate and I are taking a long weekend this week and road-tripping to Washington DC. While I am SO excited to see her and to see the Nation’s capital for the first time as an adult, it hurts my soul a little bit to have to dig into that money so soon.
Yes, I’m aware that this is the exact reason I started this fund in the first place. Yes, I’m aware that I will only make a small dent, and it won’t take me that long to replace. YES, I would much rather pay cash for this trip than rack up a bill on my credit card. But I would still much rather hoard my shiney new savings for a little while longer.
Sigh. Does anyone else get emotionally attached to money or would you be jumping up and down at the chance to spend it? Every time I have to dig into my savings, even if its for a perfectly appropriate and necessary reason, I feel like I’m giving away my first born child.
Do I need help?