Monday, April 1, 2013

Cheap-skate April is HERE!

March is finally gone—good riddance.  My family spent most of March battling illnesses and running from one family event to another (getting much of our family sick, probably).  As you might have guessed, I didn’t squeeze a crock pot meal into my last week of March.  I like to think it’s ok, since I was an over-achiever the week before, right?  Right.

This month is all about the Benjamins (or lack thereof).  I’m going to be exploring and sharing some money-saving ideas through the month of April.  I’m no expert; I’m still learning about budgeting (and sticking to the budget!), but if I can do it, anyone can. 

According to a quick Google search (hey, this isn’t a research paper), total U.S. consumer debt is at $11.4 trillion in student loans, credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages.  Sadly, Tots and I contribute (or have contributed) in all four of those categories.  If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance you can relate in at least one of them. (

It’s time to tighten the belt!  I hope you’ll tag along with me this month and pinch your pennies.  What do you do to keep your budget in check?  Do you have any genius ways of saving money?

1 comment:

  1. When we were younger and had four kids at home, we sat together and made a meals menu for a full month. From that we made our grocery list and headed for the Commissary(military grocery store) to do our shopping. During the month Dad would stop and get things like fresh fruit and eggs. We froze milk, bread, cereal, chips, etc. With the menu at hand I could take out whatever need taken out of the freezer and when the kids got home from school they could do the starting steps I left for them. Sure made things easier when I got home from work. It saved stopping for one thing on the way home and we all know you can never stop and only get ONE thing.