Monday, March 1, 2010

New side bar item

I added a new sidebar item to track my savings and keep a better eye on my spending. I have acquired quite a stockpile now and am hoping to have decreased my monthly budget of 500. Ideally I would like to get my budget down to 250 a month, I dont know if that is overly optimistic...we will see.

How much are you trying to save???

2 comments:

Sara March 1, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

Be careful, because sometimes "savings" can be deceiving, because some places prices are jacked up. You will eventually know when you get a good deal. I have been keeping track of my spending. I went from $500 on a family of 5 to $380 last month (and got more and better things). I am trying to be careful not to overspend and buy things that are good deals, but not necessary and still stay in my budget. I find I spend more the first couple of weeks, then try to get only really good deals the last few weeks. I would be happy at $300, but once diapers and wipes are gone, then I want it even better!!

amy March 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

Very true Sara...I am glad to hear that you are down to 380. I am really interested to see where I end up this month since I have plenty of diapers and wipes to make it through. I now have a great stockpile of "personal items" so now I am hoping only to buy things that are free or almost... along with my regular goceries. PS...I am so irritated with Walmart now, I am going to Meijer next week!!

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