Sunday, November 2, 2008

We cut our spending

Kellar had this wonderful idea to help out our expenses.  For the entire month of October we would not buy any extra items (snack food, candy, clothes, haircuts, toys...).  In August we spent a total of $684.15 and in September we spent $556.59 on groceries and out to eat adventures.  August averages to be $171.03 a person and September's average is $139.15.  In October I am proud to say I cut that spending to $502.72 (averages $125.68 a person).  Now this was not always easy.  I had a few moments that going out would have been easier than fixing my family dinner.  We did continue our Friday nights eat out tradition.  We went to places where kids eat free on Friday (Moe's and Bar-B-Cutie), when we went to Texas Steakhouse we had kids eat free coupons.  The children were on board with us.  We are continuing this in November.  

5 comments:

Amanda H. Avery said...

That's great--the Averys should do the same!

creative gal said...

I think that is great!! We all could learn from your example! :o) I can't wait to hear about November.

Alison said...

I think we'll keeping it up in Nov too. I actually can't wait to see our credit card bill from Oct...

Kellar Stem said...

I love my wife!!

boostem said...

Suzzane, you are such a good Mom. A young woman focused on Christ. I am thrilled to know that my nephew and his good wife are planning to adopt a boy from Ethiopia!