Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Getting Ready for the New Year

Well tomorrow is the official start of the spending freeze. Mike is on board with the big freeze. I think we are finally ready to face our financial demons. The approved expenses right now are shipping for a few items that have already been paid for thru some co-ops. Milk, Gas for the cars towards the end of the 3 week freeze and prescriptions. Our HSA account will be renewed tomorrow so we will be using that to fill our medications. I am getting ready to start my price book for our groceries, seeking out coupons for items that we use as I have gotten away from that, and looking forward to purging our house of unnecessary things. I am hoping to build up a saving account for us as well as pay down our debt.
We are also going to balance our checkbook regularly with Microsoft Money so we can see where the money goes.

Until tomorrow then. Happy New Year.