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. (http://www.debt.org/faqs/americans-in-debt/)
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?