We have decided to get serious about saving money. We aren't just throwing our money around, but we could do a much better job about putting more in savings.
First, we're going to take our television down to basic cable. Since moving here, we've watched much less TV. Jon plays Xbox Live and watches Netflix. Nate and I watch OETA and the movie Cars. Instant Netflix through the Xbox is pretty awesome. We're also looking into cancelling Jon's cellphone and taking the internet off of my Blackberry. Jon hardly ever uses his phone and has a work cell I can call him on.
All of that will save us about $115 a month!
We'll eat out less, buy fewer luxuries, and have free fun.
What will we do with the extra money? Buy a house. Pay off the credit card. Have another baby. Save for college. Maybe take a vacation???
I love saving money. I fell, as a stay at home mom, my job is to save our family as much money as possible so we can keep up this lifestyle. Plus, what in the world would I do if I had to get a job?? :)
Wish us luck on our journey. I just hope we can stick with it!