So this week I have been completely true to living frugally. I have stopped carrying my debit card with me, which as been a huge adjustment, and have been living off cash. As a result I have $300 in my savings account versus the usual $300 overdraft in my chequing account.
Here's a lsit of changes I have made that allowed me to get this result:
-carry lunch to work with me
-drink the staff room coffee instead of Tim Horton's
-walk instead of paying for public
Well the 2 jobs are coming in handy. I just do not like not seeing my kids much. Even though they are older.It is real nice to get a large check each week.to help pay bills. I have another 3k in tuition payment coming up. My older daughter has 2 more classes fall to hopefully finish up at least her AA degree. My other daughter in Austin finally got a job, so she can save up for the wedding. I am trying to save for the wedding, I am aiming for around 15k but not sure I will be able to do it. I am
I thought I'd add another Blog entry, since I'm here.
I'm on vacation this week. My original plans were to go on a wine tour in the fingerlakes area of New York. However, that got the kibosh because my 12.5 yo dog Battle had laryngeal tie back surgery and is home recovering.
So, I am spending time decluttering and organizing. Which needs to be done. I think I am going to take the time this week and reset our budget and check stuff out, see if it needs tweaking.
O.k. We moved in to the new townhome last week and I am going to sit down tonight and come up with a budget.
I love where I moved to I can walk everywhere and it is right next to work. The downside more places will deliver to me so I will have to watch that.
It's the end of July and it's an odd week. DH gets paid tomorrow (the 24th) and our grocery bi-weekly spending is on the following Sunday. I already cut off the month of July as far as budgeting our grocery cash in and I was ahead. I decided that I needed some things, so I went to the store and figured I would snag another 4lbs worth of blueberries to stockpile before they go out of season. I also needed to check on the price of potatoes and if Superstore sold the items I needed