If there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that people love to collect things. Books, stamps, Precious Moments, you name it, someone is out there collecting it. I’m no different, I used to be quite proud of my DVD collection. But as I boxed it all up to sell to a local Buy/Sell/Trade store, I realized, there must be over $1,000 of money spent on these items that are now almost completely worthless (I got $10 for about 20 of the DVDs, and the rest they didn’t want at all).
This will be my last post for BudgetSimple! It’s been a little over two years since I started sharing my budgeting and money-saving tips with you, and I’m incredibly grateful for the experience.
It’s been a long time, but we’re hitting the road again this summer! One of our favorite things to do is travel, and we’ve always made room for trips, both big and small, in our budget.
When it comes to balancing your budget, paying off your debt and building your savings are two of the most important things to think about. Let’s talk about saving today!
With all of the changes life can throw your way, it’s a good idea to review your budget from time to time to be sure that it still works for your current needs.
When I review my budget each month, I try to make up for any discrepancies that may have occurred in the month prior, and I make adjustments as needed. Sometimes, though, sneaky little things make their way in and create a small leak in my finances, which can become a bigger problem if they’re ignored.
There’s not always a lot of extra time in my schedule as a new, working mom, but one thing that I try to consistently make time for is cleaning and organizing the house.
If you’ve followed along with my blog posts, you’d know that one of my favorite things to do is travel, and I find it even more rewarding when I can do it well within my budget. Having a baby hasn’t changed that, and we’re excited to be planning our first vacation as a family of three!
We might have a new baby at home, but we still very much enjoy going out to eat on occasion (especially when I’m too exhausted to even THINK about cooking something). A trend I’ve been noticing in a lot of the new restaurants in town is that they’re cash-only.
We all know how important it is to save money, but how do you become a successful saver? Now that we’re a family of three, saving for the future, as well as any unexpected events or emergencies, is more important to me than ever!