I’ve had this idea rolling around in my head, PROBABLY because my budget has been rolling around in my head more than usual lately.
I thought, if there was interest, we could do a little series on budgeting and household finances and stuff. Yes? No? Major yawn?
I’m actually hoping it will be collaborative. I’ve gotten stuck in our household budget- try as I might, I’m not seeing many more places to trim and squeeze. And OH how I love to trim and squeeze. You have no idea how much joy I get out of NOT purchasing and NOT shopping. I loathe malls. I detest parking lots. And checkout clerks…well, I don’t carry cash with me for shopping, because that would increase my interaction with the clerks, and I already get a little ringing in my ears just swiping my card through the machine. *
I’m not a people person, OK?
Over the last couple years I’ve developed a system that works quite well for my family finances- spreadsheets, websites, etc. My husband and I are both accountants, and extreme spreadsheet geeks. I adore spreadsheets as much as I…don’t adore the perky “Hello! How can I help you today! Are you finding everything OK!” girls. You know exactly who I’m talking about, don’t you?
SO. To start this party off.
What does your family do to save money? Are you interested in learning more ways to shave down your budget? How do you keep track of everything, or do you shut your eyes and *hope* every time you run your card through the machine?
*YES. We pay off our balance every month. I’m not about to pay double or triple my original balance to a credit card company! Besides- if we pay off our balance every month, they send us a check once a year. And who doesn’t love a nice fat check?