Sunday, May 1, 2011


So, it is May 1. Here is what I saved for the month of April:

Total spent in the month of March on groceries, dining out, household (includes diapers): $1,950
Total spent in the month of April on groceries, dining out and household: $724.61
For a grand total savings of:


I know!! We were just as shocked! Now, granted we spent a week in San Diego and didn't have to buy groceries that week but we still saved way more than I thought we would.

Now according to the "challenge" I would get half of that money to spend on whatever I want. You should have seen Drew back pedal!! So, we compromised. I didn't think we would save that much and neither did he. So, I get 1/4 of what we saved to spend on whatever I want (clothes). And I get a huge surge of satisfaction and motivation to keep spending less. I will post what I did to save money in a bit. It was very quite simple and really just comes down to mentality.

It makes me sick to think of all the money I have wasted....

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I am looking forward to reading about how you saved. Greg and I talked about the huge difference and wondered if it is more from eating at home or shopping around for deals. We don't have many options here for shopping around but I do clip coupons. Our commissary will accept coupons six months past their expiration date. Many groups in the U.S. send coupons to Navy Relief, where I volunteer, and then we categorize them and put them out at the commissary. The savings add up quickly!