Wouldn’t it be great if this post was all these amazing tips about saving money? Then we could all go on a great vacation together! It would be, but it’s not.
Geric and I sat down to do our finances this morning. I have been doing it on my own for the last 4 years, but a couple of weeks ago I decided that I didn’t want to do it anymore so he’s taking over. Well, this morning was quite shocking for my husband. (I suppose ignorance has been bliss for him.) We have been living paycheck to paycheck since I became a SAHM after Caden was born (probably like most of you that read this, which I why I feel comfortable talking about it. Why is it that people feel uncomfortable talking about money anyway? It’s just money. I’ll still be your friend if you’re poor, or if you’ve made bad financial decisions… I’ve probably made the same ones!) Anyway, Geric freaked out a little bit after we finished the budget and went on a rant about how we need to cancel our cable (good bye Jon and Kate) and internet (my God! Not the internet!!!) and phone and sell the house and move in with my mom and dad (clear out the sewing room, Mom! J/K) Anyway, it was a slightly exaggerated outburst, but we definitely need to make some changes.
We aren’t in any massive debt, we are just living above our means. So, I thought I was throw this question out in cyberland: How do you and your family save money, cut corners, live frugily, etc.? I was looking online at Crown Ministries (a Christian financial planning thingy) and it got me thinking about how everyone else is doing it.
So, there it is, my little question of the day. I expect at least 10 comments to this post, people! Let’s all “share the wealth!”