Thursday, April 1, 2010

Endeavoring to Live a Non-Tourist Life

One thing about these last two months with my Asawa is that we still are in that state where we are in some type of tourist-party mode. You know, spending our money like there is no tomorrow. We live a comfortable life in the Philippines, mostly because we both have some form of steady "income" - his pension and my salary. When only with my salary I felt I had enough to live comfortably but certainly not luxuriously, but now with both our "incomes" we live a higher than average cost-of-living -- more times to eat out and buy new things for our new home. Just after our late night dinner date, my husband and I started on a discussion on stabilizing our budget and prioritizing certain things which I find to be absolutely important, e.g. health plans for both of us, sticking to a food and entertainment budget, rainy-day funds, etc..

Hopefully in the next few months we will live a less party-like life. Certainly having him with me on a day-to-day basis has been a party enough for me.