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Counting chickens

January 22nd, 2007 at 06:06 pm

You ever count your chickens before they hatch? That makes very little sense unless you have read aesops fable

Text is 'the milk maid' and Link is
'the milk maid' (that is one version of many)

So the other night I was plotting how fast we could pay off the car, and I was looking at wether or not we should drop the food bill to pay it off earlier, but well I am enjoying the luxury so much lately I am not sure I am interested in cutting back again for a few months off the car bill.

Course that is not including any future expenses that may come up (insurance rising, kids needs, minor emergencies, ect)

I also did some math, my husband says he wants to take his 15% of the leftover and store it in ING (really the man is wonderful-my 15% will go to church and family splurges) and watch it pile up, of course I know the average leftover based on 45 hours a week and of course I figured out what it would come to....silly, counting chickens.

Course there is no pail on my head to fall as I daydream, but is there a harm in it anyway? Does Aesop no best, should I keep my dreaming to myself and focus on well something more useful?

4 Responses to “Counting chickens”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    No, I think counting your chickens before they hatch means you are making some big financial decisions before the money comes in.

    What I think you are doing is called pre-planning. It has room for some errors or unanticipated things in it, but if you never look to the point on the horizon you're heading for you are apt to be soon off track.

    Count on, young Princess, count on!

  2. JanH Says:

    I think dreaming gives us new ideas. The only problem would be if someone spent ahead of themselves in case things didn't come through. I think dreaming and planning are good exercises for the brain! This is coming from a person who couldn't think well for a long I love to put pen to paper and tinker with numbers, etc. Who knows what I might come up with!

  3. nanamom Says:

    The problem comes in when people spend before they get. So I guess it's OK to count your chickens just don't start cooking them.

  4. baselle Says:

    I think counting your chickens is fun. And it keeps you thinking about what you'll do after the bills are paid.

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