Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"LOVE IS..." and Other Things That Matter"

"LOVE IS...
Not raising the roof when she
borrows from the piggy bank"

Let it be said...my Mr. AGPMan is better handling our finances than I am.

Painful to admit, but true! If not for him we would have no savings, nothing held back for a rainy day. Because of his discipline (and his detail oriented, math-lovin brain), we have done a fairly good job of stashing away some funds for our retirement...

When I get OUT OF CONTROL (and lately that has been quite often!) he lovingly speaks to me words of financial wisdom by simply saying this:

"Miss PIGGY (um...that would be our bank account) is dying from lack of nourishment, Rebecca! It's time for YOU to feed her!"

I hate it when he's right.

Blessings to you as you save, save, save...spend...and then save, save, save some more...Rebecca

20 comments:

June said...

Hi Rebecca sweet,
Very wise words for us all. I wish that when I was younger I would have learned this better. It took more years than I would like to admit, to deny myself something for a fatter bank account.
Hugs,
June

A Stitch In Thyme said...

The golden rule of saving, put back twice as much as you borrow and you'll never be behind. Of course, most times easier said then done. But it's a good rule :)

Sares said...

What a sweet way to ask you to watch your spending! What a loveleigh man! That picture in the post of you and your sister is FUN too!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Too funny!! I love his way of letting you know. ;) Mr. Rose...not so subtle. LOL!!!
Have a super day girlie girl!
♥ Teresa

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

What a gentle man you have Rebecca! God Bless you both!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Rebecca! Aren't we blessed with these beautiful men in our lives? My DH is just as soft as yours. I think it is our smile. They just can't resist. Hope you have a wonderful day. Please stop by and read my post today. You will be blessed. Country Hugs, Sherry

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Rebecca, your husband sounds like such a loving and wise man.

Ron believes in saving! We save money and always have...thank the good Lord for the peace it helps to give us as the type of work Ron is in makes us vulnerable to job layoffs.

We have never been ones to run out and buy the latest and the greatest. I am so glad.

XOXO
Barb

Tammy said...

I enjoy your Love is... posts...I have several of these stashed away in our wedding book, from our first year of marriage (1979) I wish we still had sweet toons like this.

I manage the bacon, Hubby brings home...he always asks me if we can afford such and such...

Don't feel bad, we all get out of control at times...I find it very hard not to lust after items I see on blogs...I just keep a running "wish list" in my mind...smiles~~

Marilyn said...

The men in our lives are real gems...... Love em'!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

blushing rose said...

Well, Rebecca, those aren't QUITE!! the words that Harold uses, but suffice it to say the message is certainly the same. He, too, has always been good about the finances ... I would reply 'okie dokie, if you must'. Glad he 'must'. I am so grateful for Harold ... he does for me & lets me 'do' but occasionally I get that 'look' ... love him! Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Tanza said...

Ooohhh ~r~,
hahaha..this makes me giggle.. that's why I have my own stash sweetie pie.. It's my "sweet~r~money" you know... mmm..just for you !! I think my husband would have a cow if he really knew everything..hahaha.. But, he always says,"he doesn't want to know everything".. Soo this is good sweet friend..very good..He's soo easy, just needs to be able to get "stuff" when he wants to !! This works out just perfect !!! Hoping you're feeling better, and can keep food in you now sweet friend.. A little shopping will make that go away.. It always makes us feel better !!
Big Huggers ~tea~xo

common ground said...

Isn't it nice when our husbands address money issues with kindness? My husband is in the money business, which makes it a little difficult at times. Sweet is so much better!
Debra

Willow said...

I love those little cartoons.

I am the saver in our family. Not because I wanted to, but when we got married my Hubby said I should take care of the money and pay the bills because he was not good at it.

Deanna said...

What a HUGE BLESSING to have a hubby that is financially disciplined!!!!
Oh the horror stories I have lived early on...
God has had to birth a miracle in our marriage because we were two very distinct people that had different ideas on how a home is rannnnnnnn.

God Bless and thank you for being honest and sharing.
D

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Rebbecca; I am so happy to meet you, thank you for you sweet comment, I am glad that you found me, because then I found you... I just love you funny post, your hubby sounds like mine... I am book marking you so I can come back... I love your sweet looking blog... thanks again for stopping. Have a great day.

Hugs;
Alaura

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Right now, it seems as if all we're doing is writing checks for college, etc. Still and yet, as I can, I stash away a few quarters/dollars and before long, have a little something extra. Being a single-income family limits our savings. We're just thankful to be able to pay our bills every month.

Thanks for your very encouraging words to me today; they mean so very much.

peace~elaine

Andrea said...

Rebecca, thank you for thinking of me and my dh and for your prayers. We still wait on tests and test results, but God is faithful!

Your post today is so timely for me! Jeff and I are in Missouri visiting our sweet son and his family. We have stumbled upon some great little flea markets, full to the brim of many delicate, feminine things for my cottage.

I must show restraint and buy carefully, but it's hard when there are so many things, and our trips here are few! :)

Take care, and many, many blessings to you dear, sweet friend.

Andrea

Lori said...

what a cute post...your hubby sounds like a kind and gentle man...thanks so much for stopping over to visit me...your blog is lovely...and your painting is gorgeous:)

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hi Rebecca~
I feel as tho we are friends since I kept up with you on ebay. Loved your little over night bags and a sewing stool you once covered. You stopped by to see me some months back and I am happy for you to come anytime. I love your blog and your work.
Smiles,
Pat

Iley said...

Well, again you out did yourself. You know I'm your biggest fan. Thanks for sharing.It's so lovely.
Love,
Iley

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