Update on our January and February Goals – Food and Fun!
As you recall if you have been following my posts, I committed to monthly goals for 2018. I decided that monthly goals as opposed to “New Year’s Resolutions” would be easier to manage and follow. January’s goal was to spend less, with the focus on food spending.
My Goal for January: Spend Less
The main focus was to spend much less on food.
We took the following steps to reach this goal:
Set our goal (Spend much less on food)
Made our plan (Use planning and creativity to spend less on food.)
February’s goal is to have fun! I know it seems odd to have to make it a goal. We just wanted to remind ourselves that with all the stresses and chaos of everyday life we still need to squeeze in some fun.
My first post about fun focused on frugal family fun. Most of those ideas were from my childhood or as a parent experiencing fun with our son. The next post had some frugal fun ideas for young adults. The ideas shared were things my son and his friends did in high school. The last post covered fun at work. Most if not all of these ideas were from my current 9 to 5 in an office but they could be adapted for most work place situations. What is next? Continue reading “Weekly Review – Valentine’s Day on a Budget”
The main focus is to spend much less on entertainment.
Why would anyone need to make a goal to have fun? Every day life with all of its chaos and stresses creeps in and takes over. Also, you may feel guilty because you have errands to run and unfinished chores. “Once I get it all done, I can relax and have some fun.” That day may never come unless you actively put your intention into action and make it happen. Continue reading “Frugal Fun – Week One”
Okay, so for those of you that read my New Year’s Eve post, you will recall my mini goal for the month of January is to spend less money. We spent way to much over the holidays so my plan is to cut way back on our food bill for this month. We have a freezer in the garage and a huge pantry in the house with some stock pile stuff and we went shopping with a list at Aldi’s on Sunday (December 31st) and spent $125.00. The plan is to eat low cost meals all month. Last week I posted 12 low cost breakfast ideas. Today we are focusing on lunch. Continue reading “What’s for lunch? 12 Low Cost Lunch Options”