Saturday, December 26, 2009

Back on the wagon

Well I have done a number of things this past year towards simplifying our life but we are not where I want to be yet. So here is our fresh beginning. I am hoping to get better at tracking and blogging about it as well.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Approved spending list

I figures I might as well be realistic and as much as I want to be on a complete spending freeze with only money coming in. That is not going to happen. I still need to pay the bills as they come in, feed the children, get to work and eat. So I am allowing for the minimum spending.
Here is what is allowed
Doctor Co-pays
Gas for the car
Lunch meat and Bread
Prescription co-pays
And Shipping for items that have already been paid for by co-op but are expected to be here this week.

Yesterday no money was spent. So far so good.

I have allowed $10 per week for Mike as he is not quite ready to go cold Turkey.

Next up getting Microsoft money up and running to track our spending and savings better.