I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love when a pull directly responds to a question. Honestly, though, this is true the vast majority of the time. This is a very elegant pull, though, and I love that.
Over at Faery Godmother Fortune's site, I found this brief description:
Fish/ Anchor- money is secure, a nest egg or ‘rainy day’ money
I was asking about our financial status and whether things might improve overall. And that does (largely) include things we do proactively to change things.
At first I feared that Anchor meant that things wouldn't change, since it has a very firm, stable feeling, but my sense of the reading was not negative at all. I didn't see it as saying, 'Sorry, dude, but things are not going to change financially.'
To me, I felt the meaning of having a nest egg, and building up funds was more accurate. We've been running behind over and over again each paycheck, despite my attempts to be frugal. I am going to step it up, though. Part of the issue was a need for some repairs (my car AC in upper 90's heat comes to mind), which added extra expenses to an already taxed (pun?) financial status.
I am putting into place some measures to help reduce shopping expenses, and debt in general. One that I'm implementing is no going out to eat for a good while. Not at all. We can't do it right now anyway, but even if we get money I am going to refrain from doing so, unless it's a special occasion (a birthday, for instance). Then I am going to place that money that would have been spent going out to eat in a savings account. There are several other things on the list of ideas for building up funds, some of which I took from an article on how to trick yourself into saving more money.
I am also going to use a (free) grocery delivery service where I order my groceries online and have them delivered once a week. This will cut down on the amount of grocery store visits where I tend to be far more tempted to make impulse purchases like a drink or snack (or essential oil).
Additionally, we have a couple of paychecks coming in that will have a bit more money than usual, and a bit extra from those will also be placed in savings.
Anyway. Those are just some examples of what I'm working on in this area.
Fishy Good Wishes,