Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Saavy Girl's Guide to Budgeting

Yeah, that's about how I feel about budgeting. Every here and there the mister and I have a little talk about money. He talks, I pretend to listen. Since our relationship is rather traditional (he makes it, I spend it) these talks get slightly uncomfortable for me.

Here are a few of my finest moments after having "the talk..."

1. I just stop going grocery shopping. (total money saver) I'm currently working on week two of no shopping. Last night the kids wrestled over the last of our Pizza Hut left overs and tonight we are having breakfast for dinner. In another day or two he'll be begging me to go spend some money.

2. When in need of cash, I go to target, buy some toilet paper and get cash back on my debit card. This is valid "supplies" for the house with a little something on the side for me.

3. After coming home from the mall I tell the mister what the price was and how much I didn't have to pay for it. Coupons are my little red devils.

4. I offer to make the mister something nasty for dinner as an option for not eating out. That one gets him every time.

5. If all else fails, I tell the mister, it could be worse. I could have a serious yacht addiction or something. When taken to the extreme, I always look better.

Happy Budgeting!


Karen said...

Oh, but breakfast for dinner is great even in the best of times! At least at our house-it's the one thing everyone can agree to eat.

kristen said...

Mike doesn't get the whole "spend to save" theory. One of my personal fav's.

The Snow Queen said...

I love those talks. They always end so well for us.

d.n.williamson said...

(This is Nicole Williamson, by the way...I'm pretty sure you know who I am, right?) My FAV is offering crappy suggestions for dinner in order to lock in on the "let's go out" option instead. I'm so guilty of this one!

Cheri said...

Nice, Lec! I must say I have also offered pathetic dinner options in an attempt to get the hubby to take me out. I love eating out!

connie said...

Oh no, are we suppose to budget? I've always used the, "You can do the shopping if you want." That pretty much stoped the conversation when we were younger.
Except now, we are a little older, he offers to go or he offers to do the shopping. I need a new stradegy. Any thoughts?

Macey said...

"Budget" is a curse word. Everytime it's used I start cursing Ryan. As long as the government doesn't take my stuff away we are ON budget.

Kassy said...

Please let me help you with budgeting. PLEEEEASE. It's one of my fav's! (From your other post!!!)

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