Posts Tagged ‘budget’

6 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

Thursday, January 15th, 2015:

Groceries are expensive!  Really expensive!!!  So anything we can do to save money is a good thing. Besides the normal techniques of shopping sales, using coupons, buying generics – there are a few other things that can make a big difference, too. Shop alone. We all know we spend more money when we take kids […]   Read More →

Planner Use: How to Use a Monthly Task List

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014:

Many monthly calendars come with a back page for monthly tasks, including Franklin Covey Daytimer DIY Fish Life Mapping Inserts. This monthly task list is often overlooked or underused but it can be a very valuable tool.  Here are some ideas for how to use the Monthly Task List: Monthly Checks. I have several tasks […]   Read More →

Entertaining: Just Do It!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014:

Do you enjoy having people over but you find that you never get around to inviting anyone?  You have good intentions but there’s always something standing in the way?  The only way to succeed at having people over is to JUST DO IT! The truth is, The schedule will probably never be ideal. The house […]   Read More →

How to Go OVER Budget at the Grocery Store

Monday, July 29th, 2013:

I spend a lot of money at the grocery store.  That’s because: We eat nearly all of our meals at home. My husband always takes his lunch and several snacks to work every day. My husband likes to eat and eat well. I feed other people frequently. My grocery budget includes household items like cleaners, […]   Read More →

Plan Ahead with a Budget Allocation Worksheet

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013:

I’m on a budget.  I don’t have an unlimited amount of money to spend each week so I’ve learned that if I don’t plan ahead, my money gets spent where it shouldn’t and I can’t pay for things I should. In an effort to plan ahead and set aside money for things I need, I […]   Read More →

You Don’t Have to Use Cash to Stay On Budget

Monday, April 8th, 2013:

I’m a spender.  There.  I said it.  I’m not one of those people who can walk through Walmart or Target and only buy what’s on my list.  There are just so many cool things in those stores that I want for myself or my kids or my grandkids.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not […]   Read More →

13 Tips for Staying on Budget

Friday, July 13th, 2012:

My personal budget is set up so I have a certain amount of money set aside for bills and the rest is for what I call “household spending”.  Household spending includes groceries, gasoline, makeup, eating out, entertainment, doctor visits, etc.  I don’t have any trouble sticking to the bills budget but the household budget is […]   Read More →

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