Well what do you do after you make such an announcement? Hubs and I had no idea really expect that we needed to start saving better. I heard the term frugal all the time and understand the concept but really had no idea had to put into action as sad as it sounds. So where did we go from there? Research of course!!! So I have been researching many ideas, theories, and ways in which to be frugal. I found some of these ideas to be interesting, common sense, and in some cases extreme. To say the least not all frugal ideas or lifestyle ideas are for everyone but there are enough ideas and concepts out there that anyone can find tips and areas to be frugal in.
However, with all the research we did put a couple of plans into action. One in which was the 52 week savings plan! This has been very successful and actually been very fun to do! We are currently on week 8 and having fun with saving! You can find out about the 52 weeks saving plan blog post here 52 Week Saving's Challenge .
|Still sitting up on my book shelf and added Walter for protection! Picture belongs to A Bipolar Mom and Her Daily Life|
Low: just as it was freeing to admit that we needed to make this change it as at the same time very scary for far we need to go to make the improvement we need. When you see this is it hard not to feel defeated and feel bad when you make a slip up (i.e. run through a drive through when you promised not to go out eat).
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: The next areas that we plan to really exploring into a new family budget, groceries, coupons, and cutting back. We also plan on setting up no spending goals to lead up to are first no spend month!
You can find why we decided to live more frugal blog post here ( Frugal Lifestyle Announcement )