So I'm wrestling with money and debt.
We're working at getting everything inputted into www.mint.com and it's already pretty telling. It's one thing to know where you're at with income, expenses and debts. It's another to see it all in front of you at once, simple and clear and stunningly up to date. The sobering thing is that we're way more "average" USAmericans than I I'd hoped:
We give less, spend more, save less and have more debt than is reasonable.
We have school loans. They are comparatively good as far as loans go, but the interest can still kill you. I'm feeling the weight of the debts more than I used to. I think this is because until I see the bigger picture it's hard for me to feel any given part of it very heavily. I know this in other areas of my life, but it never clicked in the financial realm for me before. I've usually looked at it piecemeal or avoided thinking it.
So, in yet another area of life I need to be regularly tuning in to the big picture.
The good thing is that I like doing that.