Today is February 1st. It’s my Dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday Billy!) and it’s the day that we are starting our new budget.
If it’s a big purchase (like the dishwasher and microwave I want to replace) we need to save for it.
Usually our grocery bill is double that for the week. It took a little bit of planning – I asked the boys to give me a list of what they wanted for lunches that week and then cleaned out the fridge and took an inventory of what we had and what we needed. And as I shopped I was mindful of what was going into the cart. I didn’t go into the clothing area – often I’d see a cute t-shirt or turtleneck and toss it into the cart – for 16 bucks why not?? But now I know I don’t need that cute tshirt or turtleneck. So I won’t buy it.