My husband and I had an early morning conversation today about finances.
We are so proud of ourselves for having stayed wwwaaayyyy under what we usually spend at this time of year. Yay us!
There were presents galore yet we spent probably 1/4th of what we normally spend in the month of December. Christmas, My birthday Friends, Cards, Dinners, Parties, Clothes.... our focus just really wasn't on spending. And we enjoyed Christmas extra especially this year!
Starting a company, having more kids in the home, having debt, becoming wiser, learning much, we know we still need to watch what how we spend every.single.penny.
So we chatted this morning about ways to save, areas to improve, creative solutions and alternatives to spending, and budgeting.
I suspect many couples had this conversation today.
And then I read this blog (Life at 7000 Feet) and my suspicions were confirmed!
She's focusing on the month of January and I think it's a splendid idea.
She and I also share an addiction to Starbucks which will be hard to curb. But I know I can do it. Well, I'm pretty sure I can do it. Maybe.
Anyone else have this conversation today? Changing the way you spend this month? This year? Anyone else wanna give me a Starbucks gift card? Thanks Angela and Christa!