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.