It is not that we are going on some organic hippy movement, or we have lost a job and therefore cannot afford to do it. Rather, we have some extra expenses (expected and not expected) coming up in the next two months and we want to avoid that feeling of, "Where did all of our money go?!" You all know this feeling I speak of, and it does not feel good. So we decided to be proactive... what could we do to cut back on this right now so when we get to the end we are not left in a state of shock? Where does our money go, anyway?
|There are detours on trips...|
|... and lunch dates with my love...|
|Fun with the girls|
|Sushi (It gets a class of its own)|
|Picnics with friends|
|Late night snacks with "family"|
|and finding coffee to wake this Brazilian man up in the morning.|
But what if we didn't? Five percent, that is a lot of money. If you spend more than five percent... that is a lot more money. Think of what that could go toward.
So here is my plan: Starting next Monday, May 16, I am dining-out-free for thirty days. No dinners out, no oatmeal from McDonald's when I am running late, no snacks. Nada. But that also means one other thing: Nothing extra being spent. Nada, as well. All of that extra money can go towards the other things, and leave me a little happier at the end of this heavy month. I don't think I have ever in my entire life gone that long without grabbing at least a small bite to eat, so it will probably be a little tough, but tough things make us tougher, right? And hopefully will keep our wallets a little more full.
Now comes the question... who's in? Who thinks they have what it takes? Come on, you know you wanna! And besides, misery loves company, right? ;)