It is New Years Eve...
I am sipping crystal light, watching Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, eating pizza and going over our new budget with my husband.
Yep, I know how to pArTaY!!
I love the holidays but always look soooo forward to getting back to normal life and normal schedules. Normal.
One of those things is normal SPENDING! I swear, no matter how well I plan, something unexpected always comes up. It just does. An extra gift (or two or three...), meals out, parties, get together's, a good toy deal...
I like the idea of starting out the new year with my eye focused on what I want to do with my money. How & where I want to save. What I don't want and what I do!
Mistakes I have made (money wise... otherwise you would be reading all month!)
**grabbing (unplanned) lunchables instead of just making do with what is in my house
**too much eating out
** the costs of being disorganized (buying something I already had, shopping without a list or plan, not having coupons clipped & organized...)
** Emotional spending
** Letting good deals & coupons expire without me using them
So what do I want to do better/goals for myself?
**tracking what I spend
**lower my weekly grocery bill by $50 a week and add it to my cookie jar money
** be more organized with my coupons/lists/meal planning
**help others save money and learn to coupon
** share good deals
Tomorrow, I will share with you how I will be managing these goals...
For now, I just want to wish you all a wonderfully happy, healthy & budget friendly 2017!