So thank you all for your sweet comments on my wedding pics....I really wasn't looking for compliments but ya'll are just so sweet! You made my day!
I'll be posting more pics tonight hopefully!
On to the reason for my title. Since we are in such hard financial times I figured I would try a little experiment and see how I did. I don't know about you girls (and guys, maybe) but I always break my bills down every pay period and see what I have left and then I always end up spending a lot of money on random stuff.....drugstore, target, don't feel like cooking so we order in.....those kinds of things but I never track it so I don't really know how much extra I'm spending, you know?
Well I decided that in order to try and save more every pay period (for me I get paid on the 15th and at the end of the month) I'm going to take $100 cash out of my account at the beginning and try to use that instead of using my check card. I'm hoping it will help me save money and at least give me an idea of what I'm spending.
And to take it one step further I'm going to keep track of it on here. In a perfect world I'd end up having money left over and be able to spend it on moi! : ) Nothing cheers me up more than a little spree at Target!
So here we go.........I took $100 out on 1/30 (the money hits my account that day b/c the 31st was a Saturday)
And here's my spending so far:
1/30 - $2 breakfast at work - Left $98
1/31 - $15 on Lunch with my girlfriend - Left $83
2/1 - $5 placed bet on Superbowl - Left $78
2/1 - +$32 won on the Superbowl bet, woohoo! - $110
2/3 - $10 chinese dinner with hubby - Left $100
2/4 - $6 Lunch with coworker - Left $94
So I now have $94 left to spend in 9 days, which breaks down to roughly $10.50 a day.
I'm going to keep track on my sidebar and you'll be able to see what I'm spending as well.
Wish me luck!!
Does anyone out there have any tips or tricks that they use to save money????