Budget Issues?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Missmollyblue:  🙁 I’m with you here.  I’m a teacher and my FI is in school/academy and we live in one of the most expensive cities in the country.  You wouldn’t believe what groceries even cost over here.  After bills, rent, and all that jazz are taken care of, we’re left with pennies.  We haven’t been able to save much money and it’s extremely frustrating.

My only advice is to start small.  Do you get a coffee or lunch everyday? Bring from home instead, and commit youself to putting that cash into a jar. It’s small- i know, but it will help somewhat.  Is your FI able to get a second part time job? Can you possibly ask for a raise? Or, pick up an extra hour a week?

We also cleaned out our house.  We both had a ton of text books left over from college and posted them up on half.com – so far we’ve sold a bunch and made about $160! (and my house has less clutter!)

good luck with it all!

Post # 4
1369 posts
Bumble bee

@Missmollyblue:  do you have anything you can sell?  

Coupon to save on food 

get rid of cable.  Rent movies from the library to redbox

dont eat out


track all your sspending eat meals that stretch. I do this.  I make homemade Mac and cheese and I can get 6 meals for two people. 

Cut back on beef eat more chicken breasts

stay away from prepackaged meals 

try farmers markets for cheaper veggies

start another account where 25 or 50 bucks is automatically withdrawn and put in the wedding fun.  I do this and I find I adjust my spending 

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