I am determined to make this year the biggest year of savings for us. T. and I are a good team and although there is still a bit of room for improvement ‘to be on the same page’ I have to say he’s definitely become much more aware of ‘where the money is going’. Well, in case of doubt, it should ALWAYS be staying in a wallet, rather than leaving it.
We did well in January. I did my own version of a non-spend month and will continue to do my best each month this year (and beyond). T. goes along and is pretty easy to keep happy, I am thrilled that he has been giving it his best effort to embrace the frugal mentality. Unlike in the past, while reviewing our finances, I no longer feel I want to literally shoot him.
I also had a good trip to CVS this week. I am always on a lookout for things I can add to a package I am prepping for my sister. I have lots of goodies for the new baby boy (still in his mama’s belly but hopefully he will join us in a day or two) and my three nieces.
Other than that we cooked all of our meals from scratch (I got one lunch and one dinner free at work) and although we did not skimp on groceries the ‘not going out’ thing surely saves us a lot of 💰.
We are also loving any form of free entertainment (reading, watching Netflix, and Apple TV). For watching Netflix we are using T.’s friend’s login 😉
Frugal fail this week –
I get a free dinner on my work’s dime if I work until / past 8pm. I worked late twice this week but one of my receipts showed 7:47pm so I did not reimbursed. Boo..
How are YOU saving money?