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Finally I think he understands!

June 11th, 2007 at 02:25 pm

So I have been letting Tim handle all the money and we hit rock bottom and now he wants to know where all the money goes! Yay! He was like we need to start writing down everywhere we spend money (duh) But that is more him then me. I don't really spend that much money.

But I am glad something shocked him in to it. And I didn't nag him or anything. Trying to be a better wife.

I am doing ok on making a little side money I have joined some sites that pay me a little here and there . Its not a lot but every penny counts.

Now we are trying to plan a frugal 2nd anniversary (He worked and I was 9 months pregnant on our first) and a first Bday for Liz (She born 2 after our anniversary)

The good thing is we should be getting some money back from the IRS. Tim did his taxes online and he couldn't do the EIC so the sent us stuff in the mall so we are looking at least 1200 back!

Back to one income :(

April 28th, 2007 at 08:14 pm

Some things happened with my SIL so I am no longer working for my MIL. Thats sucks! I am looking for another job. But we have been doing ok. I know a budget takes time.

On other news Liz is almost a year. I need to think of ideas!

Best Way To Save Money!

March 19th, 2007 at 12:54 pm


last week we paid our bills and had no money until payday. So I had to take the diapers that my MIL had so we would be ok. So me and my in laws went to dinner (their treat) and when shopping and bought all this stuff for Elizabeth!

I told mt MIL I should tell them we are broke more often lol.

But I got a new job working for my MIL. She had some changes in her job and can't home school her DD anymore. So that's what I do now. No more talking to people on the phone. I wonder how many of the saving advice people I have called in the past?

Coupons Coupons Coupons!!

March 14th, 2007 at 08:13 pm

I like them! I am finding them everywhere! I really didn't know how much I could save. I joined Hot Coupon World and they rock! They give me a ton of coupon info!

Budget update.. I want to give up so bad. I am not sure what I can do to knock some frugal and budgeting sense into my DH.

Well on other news We got a new bank (our old one got sold) and this bank doesn't have the monthly fee and stuff like that and I can do everything online! I think that will help!

I got other job. I am helping my SIL with her homeschool and I can do my current job there too!

The bussiness you are trying to start is looking good. But they have DH working crazy hours! H works overnights!

And DD update! Her top 2 teeth are coming in!!! She isn't the happiest of campers now but I can't wait to see those teeth. They are both almost out!

Good thing we won't have to by stage 3 food. She is already getting table food!

And as long as she doesn't bite the boob that feeds her ( lol) we will be set!

Budgeting is getting better

February 17th, 2007 at 04:44 am

We kinda got a little budget going. It is not how I wanted it but it works little for us.

Now trying to get my DH to be frugal is what is not letting the budget work. I posted about it. Any ideas would be helpful. Now that I am having work issues we are going to be on one income for awhile so I have to be real frugal.

Other news..

**I turn 21 on Monday ( No saving money there lol) I love that my rents live with me free sitters!

**Hoping to get on a coupon train *fingers crossed*

**Plus we are looking into a few businesses to start (lol great way to save money right?) A couple is very low start up, one is no start up at all. Maybe if we had more money he would be more frugal? Who knows.

Also I got a 4 check for doing a survey and I put it in savings! Only 996 dollars to go.

Update with the budget.

January 30th, 2007 at 12:12 am

So I talked to my DH. As I said before the way I was doing it wasn't working so we set it up differently. I write out all the bills and when they are due and then I write when we get paid and figure it out that way. I hope that will work out better.

In other news I insisted I start a price book, So I got the OK for that!! YAY!! That might lower my grocery bill even more (200 a month of a family of 4!)

Plus I am now taking all my survey checks and putting that in savings.

I also got a steal @ Wal-mart today. All Clearance was 3.00 so we got work shirts for Tim. We saved almost $100 dollars!! When I get up tommarow I will figure it up!! My first $20 Challenge entry!!

And thanks to everyone's help and advice!

So Much for a Budget!

January 27th, 2007 at 08:15 pm

This is the 3rd budget I have made for me and my hubby and its like he doesn't care and then we scramble to pay bills and then he tells me to make a budget. Grrr On top of this I am not getting as many hours in at work and we don't have as much spending cash. I am going to try one more time. It just frustrates me!

New year New budget

January 1st, 2007 at 02:39 am

So me and DH have been talking about the budget and everything so we are going to sit down and rethink our budget and figure out were all our money is going!

Wish me luck! I didn't think making a budget would be so darn hard!

Need some help!

December 17th, 2006 at 05:10 am

I should post this in the forum as well but it is also a vent so here we go.

Lets start off with the fact that I work from home. I do Rcodes for a telemarkting group. Rcodes are getting a lot less and I am now working on my own access database just to make sure I can get 30 hours in a week. But I think they want to not pay for someone to do that now so I might be out of a job. I was bringing in 300 a week. Now My Hubby brings home 874.74 biweekly.

Here are all our bills
Rent 730
Electric 120-150
Water 50
Cable 100
Car payment 300
Car Ins. 395
Groceries 300
Storage 40
Tim's smokes 40

Thank god I breastfeed. That would be another 60+ a month. Now my parents who live with us pay half of all the household bills which help out alot. I just don't know what to do if I lose my job. I try to be frugal and not spend alot of money on extras. I just need some help and ideas! Please? I am going crazy thinking about it.

So much for a budget

December 8th, 2006 at 07:00 pm

So I tried and have been trying to set up a budget but it is not working! We have all these bills dues on the 30th and the 1st and I don't know how we are even going to have a christmas! grrr Here are all our bills

*Rent 730 due on the 6th Jan
*Water about 50 (we have only had one bill) due the 6th Jan
*Electric about 150 Due 30th Dec
*Storage 40 due 15 Dec and Jan
*Car payment 300 due 30th Dec
*Car Ins 395 due 30 Dec

At least my mom and dad pay me for half of all the house bills plus groceries so that helps.

Plus I am having issues with my job and who knows how long I will be keeping it.

At least today I only spent 36.23 today
19.99@ Save a lot on groceries
5.13 @McDs for lunch for 2
11.11 @target diapers and wipes

Lets start saving!

December 1st, 2006 at 03:14 pm

Well me and my wonderful husband talked and decided we were going to start saving to have a nest egg. Yeah he thinks of this when our newborn is turning 5 months. But hey it works.

Today I didn't spend that much money. Now that I have my job back me and my mom went out to lunch. One of the reasons I love this women is when we go out we spilt everything! It is great so we had a huge lunch and dessert for a total of 14.91 with tip.

Plus I finalized our budget today. so we can have some spending cash. But most of it will be going to the car we got and our savings account!

Off to go save more money! My dad is taking me out to dinner!!

Going back a step

November 30th, 2006 at 07:58 pm

So this is my first blog. I have been on saving advice for some time but due to losing my job and at the same time getting a car, I am now trying to be a saving Nazi.

So I am going to use more coupons and freebies and all that good stuff to meet my saving goals!