How we stayed to our budget this week: Shopped at Aldi. Shopped at a local year round Farmer’s Market for produce. The prices are just a little less than Aldi. Listened to some budgeting cd’s and read frugal/budget blogs to stay motivated. Avoided tolls. Did less driving. Cooked at home and brought lo’s to work.… Continue reading Turning Dimes into Dollars.
Well, I had some time to spend browsing a few stores this week. If you look around and see what’s on sale or clearance you can often make out better than using coupons. I have found this to be true even with the more expensive grocery store in our area. Score: Halloween décor and candy… Continue reading Score this week-Halloween Clearance.
We have started to do an allocated spending plan in addition to our monthly budget. It was a little confusing and kind of stressful at first, but we figured it out. We love all the Dave Ramsey stuff, so we printed the forms off his website. Doing the allocated spending plan may be even more beneficial… Continue reading Budget and Allocated Spending Plan
Over the weekend we went to a local Flea Market. I’m normally not to big on Flea Market’s and really don’t find too much. This weekend there was a woman selling new health and beauty items like toothpaste, shampoo and razors. I’m pretty sure she’s extreme couponing and selling at the Flea Market.… Continue reading Flea Markets
Today, I am grateful for having the bills/debt to pay that we do because without this experience we would never have made the changes to our life that needed to happen. Today: We budget Live more with more purpose Have more control over our finances Work together Give to charity Our grateful everyday for all… Continue reading Gratitude
When you start to examine your spending and take a closer look at the way you spend time, it can be really easy to focus on what your doing wrong. It’s natural, we are so hard on ourselves. Let’s try and turn the table and find out what’s going on in our lives… Continue reading Thrifty Habits and Hobbies
So, I’m hitting a Milestone Birthday this week. It’s funny everyone is like oh you have to do something, of course those somethings cost tons of money! I have seen the Facebook posts and heard the stories of things that people have done. They have included: cruises, buying expensive jewelry, and lavish parties.… Continue reading Birthdays