We Have a Problem: Better Conversations Podcast with Derek and Carrie Olsen. Ep. 002


Derek and Carrie Olsen Better Conversations Podcast Money and Marriage

In life, there are problems that you solve and there are problems that you manage. (Tweet this)

Confusing these two realities is the source of mountains of frustration for many people. Attempting to solve a problem that you are supposed to be managing could leave you scratching your head and ready to quit.

Re-visiting your budget each month is not a sign of previous failure.

Imagine feeling like a failure each month as you visit the barber shop.

“But I JUST cut my hair last month! I must have done it wrong, otherwise I wouldn’t be back here getting my hair cut again.”

It can be understandable to feel like the problem keeps coming back because you didn’t take care of it last time. But that is not the case.  Although it could feel like you are revisiting the same problem, each monthly budget is actually brand new.

Solving is a once and for all task. Managing is ongoing. (And that is a good thing.)

Creating a new budget each month should be an ongoing opportunity for growth not another frustrating failure.

This month’s budget is similar to, but not the same as last month’s budget. It’s all new money and all new bills. This being true, you actually cannot revisit and try to resolve the same problem over and over.

Stay encouraged as you tackle each new monthly budget.



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Introductionist: Jami Nato

(Thanks Jami!)

hi, i’m jami nato. one thing you should know about me is that i cuss sometimes. but i really love Jesus. i don’t pretend to have it all together and we never will because we can’t! that’s why we need a savior.