I came across this blog today (again, via my daily reading of the Globe & Mail) and was naturally interested by the post entitled "Why I'll Never Have a Big Wedding". As you know, wedding things always intrigue me so I read on via this blog post. Her point is that if you can save up $20,000 for a wedding where you are "supposed to" do alllll of these things (provide a meal, provide entertainment etc.) why wouldn't you use that money as a down payment for a house? She uses this infographic to provide us with the expensive details of weddings these days. At the end of the day, I agree weddings are expensive and it's an avoidable cost for some, but I don't think anyone in this world could convince me to not have one. Sorry Mom & Dad!
As it turns out, this girls entire blog is really interesting!! (read here: http://blondeonabudget.ca/) The description of her blog is this: "Blonde
on a Budget is a twenty-something's journey from being a maxed out,
overindulging idiot to becoming a balanced and financially sound woman.Starting Debt: Approx. -$28,115 Current Debt: Approx. -$17,200"
I really feel like I can relate to trying to be money conscious and all the things she talks about (well, in the several recent posts I read!) are really interesting and I pretty much could have written myself (haha). I like how she has opened her life up to blog to have someone/something accountable for her spending. Good for her!! I'm impressed.