Am I Weird?

Ever since getting a handle on our consumer debt and leading a life free of paying other people interest (other than our mortgage company), I actually look forward to the daily mail and any bills that may arrive. While most of our monthly bills are now configured to automatically bill my rewards credit card, there are still a few that arrive in the mail.

As weird as it may sound, I look forward to the arrival of these bills as I will then sit down at the computer and schedule the payment and update my monthly spending plan accordingly. I think that part of this enjoyment is that I have been in a place where I dreaded the monthly bills arriving and now that I am debt free, it is much more liberating.

When a new bill arrives, I know that there are not going to be any questions about where we will get the money to pay the bill or otherwise struggle to make ends meet. When we were carrying debt, that was not always the case. So how did we get to this point? Well, the two biggest factors were that we made a commitment to following a monthly budget (aka spending plan) and we make every attempt to live below our means.

Is my wife right in stating that I am just weird when it comes to the bills or do other people experience this odd source of enjoyment?

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2 Responses

  1. Tyler Ingram says:

    Ya you’re a bit weird 😉 naw just kidding.

    I look forward to bills because I can then see how much my roommate went over her cellphone compaired to me!

    We have our phones on the same bill (family plan) and her share is $200 where as mine is usually $50-60 🙂

    But it is nice to see that I don’t have any odd expenses creep up on my Visa and it’s nice to receive mail even in the form of a bill!

  2. mnc says:

    Lol, it wouldn’t be the first time I was weird about something. How has the shared cell plan worked out with your roommate? How do you handle when one does go over?

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