What’s a girl to do?! A whole month of NO spending!
Over the last few months I’ve been going through our finances with a fine toothed comb. Tracking every bill and expense, and driving my husband crazy. I’ve also been browsing the internet looking for tips on how to save money. I found some great information on The Budget Mama and Living Well Spending Less.
How you decide to tackle this challenge is up to you and your family. This is definitely something you want to discuss with your spouse. You should both be on the same page as to what’s acceptable and what’s not. Tony and I have decided that gas, diapers, and a few groceries, like milk, fruit, and veggies, are okay, and of course all our bills. Some people use this financial ‘purge’ to clean out their pantries and freezers. So bottom line NO fast food, NO eating out, NO trips to Walmart/Target, NO new clothes, NO unnecessary spending.
We are going to start this August 1st. We are still recovering from a two and a half week vacation to FL, so I think this will be great for our bank account. You don’t realize how much those little trips to Walmart add up. Plus it’s only 31 days…. I think we can do it! I’ll be updating every week to let you know how things are going. Wish us luck as I try to mentally prepare myself for this… =)