Then, when the income stopped, we were painfully aware that our spending habits needed to be changed. We were forced to pay attention to prices and what we were spending. We stopped using credit cards and kept records of what we were buying, but we still spent more than we made. We watched the bank account go down much faster than it was filling back up!
When I started working from home, I began to realize that things needed to change.
Here are some things we plan to work on.
Practice needs vs wants.
Use more coupons
Start a stockpile
Clean out and Ebay or Craigslist things we no longer use
Buy more in bulk when we can
Pay off our credit cards
Set up a budget
Follow the above mentioned budget
Try eat in month
Plan meals around sale and coupons
Plant a garden and learn to can.
Make one extra house payment a year
Get the most from our money
I am more excited than I though I would be to start making these changes! I know they will all bring us positive results! I'm planing on doing separate posts on each one in the future and let you know how it's going!
Who knows... you may just see me on an episode of "Extreme Couponing" someday!