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Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Happy new year to all you savvy savers! At the beginning of 2007, I have $737.00 in my savings account, and $400.00 in my checking account. I have some summer goals I am saving for: $600.00 for a week at the beach, $500.00 for a pool membership, and $300.00 for a week of summer camp for the kids. So, between now and June 2007 I'd like to have $1,400.00 in my savings account. My job only gets me about $100.00 a month. I will pay myself $1.00 for doing things like exercising, washing the dishes by hand, ironing my husband's shirts, and making my own bread. We also now pay $6.00/month for our daughter to play on club penquin. She does extra chores around the house, and at the end of the week she gets $2.00. At the end of the month, she pays me $6.00, and that will go directly into the "savings" jar. I also save all my change and go to the bank once every couple of months to deposit this. I may try Walgreen's rebates, and I plan on selling more of my crafts this spring. I'd really like to be able to enroll my kids in an activity this spring, too. My daughter wants to do T-ball. Well, those are my goals and those are the ways which I will try to meet them. I am still working on reducing my eating out bill. I love to eat out, actually, more like ordering in, and I will try to reduce the # of times we do this. Mostly it goes like this, "hon, I don't feel like cooking tonight - let's order something!" This happens a lot. I think every time I overcome this desire to "order in" and make something at home instead, I will pay myself $20.00, even though ordering something often costs a lot more than that.

1 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. robex Says:

    Oh! That's a great idea to pay yourself for not ordering in food...I'm going to have to consider doing that as well. When we order in it's because I'm either too lazy to cook or simply didn't plan a meal...I should pay myself to cook dinner every night! Could be onto something here...

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