Two Year Anniversary

Yes, as the title says, today’s my two year wedding anniversary~!!  Two years doesn’t seem like a long time, but boy, we managed to squeeze in so many crazy fights in those two years.  We still fight, but we decreased the frequency drastically in recent months.  I think the part of the reason is this decision to be more conscious about our financial situation.

Here are the reasons:

A. We don’t blame each other when we overspend since we know exactly what we’re spending and we both agree on the budget ahead of time.

B. We’re actually on the same page on what we want to focus on in terms of our finances.  To NOT have our student debt for 10 years is the biggest thing.

C. We communicate more and are more open to each other.  Financial planning is not about just money, it’s about our short term and long term life planning.  It includes our education, retirement, housing, shopping, presents, hobbies, and everything else about our lives.  It forces us to talk about every little thing.

D. Starting this blog makes me think out loud, helps me organize my thoughts, and get great feed backs from great online community.  This in turn, helps me to put things in real life practice with my hubby.  Thank you to you all~^^

Now to the celebration part of it.  My hubby has school today, so I won’t see him until around 11pm.  So we went out for dinner last night.  We went to an Indian restaurant and long time ago we bought a 100 point restaurant.com gift card for $6.  So we used 25 points to get a $25.00 coupon, so the actual real dollar we spent was around $40.00.  Not bad for a great feast~  We only had our allowances to buy each other gifts.  So with my measly $20.00 a week, I saved a little over $40.00 to buy him stuff from L’occitane, like shaving gel and hand lotion.  He bought me two pairs of pumps from Aldo.  Not too shabby I say~

The best part is that we had a cozy time with each other for less than $50, not including the gifts since those didn’t do anything to our budget.  After our dinner, we went to dunkin donut for coffee~^^

How did you guys celebrate your anniversaries?  What gifts did you buy for your guy or your girl?

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8 thoughts on “Two Year Anniversary

  1. Aww, Happy Anniversary!! That’s awesome that you two are in sync when it comes to finances, and it sounds like you still managed to celebrate your anniversary well (love Indian food!). We’re celebrating our two year (of dating) this weekend, though I’ll be out of town helping people move. We’ll probably go to a dinner when I get back, though 🙂

  2. Congrats! Every one of them is worth celebrating! It’s another year of getting to know each other even better. Indian food is awesome! Sounds like you had a great night on the cheap! My husband and I have been married for 12 years and we try to do something a little different each year. We are honestly a couple of overgrown kids and try to do something fun each year. Things such as indoor rock climbing, putt-putt, or a night out on the town. We were broke a few years ago and couldn’t find a sitter. We ended up having a candle-light picnic on the living room floor. It was one of our best. We laughed and talked about all the things we have been through together. In the end, just being together is all that really matters 🙂
    Wishing you many, many more happy days together!

    • Sorry to reply so late. Thank you very much and I love your indoor picnic idea. I already started getting lazy about celebrating different occasions, but you motivate me to make every event special. Thanks.~

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