(Closed) Budget Support Group!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think this is a great idea! Support is important!

I have started bringing my lunch to work, cooking dinner at home, and have cut my Starbucks trips to once a week. Fiance and I haven’t been going out much at all. We are finding things to do at home… like play board games. We are having a lot of fun and are spending a lot more time together. It really has been great. I still have the urge to go shopping, but I just keep trying to remember that in just a few months I am going to need to be spending the money on wedding related things.

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our wedding is over, but we’re saving up for a down payment, and our plan is to save my entire salary and just live on his, so I could definitely use some budget support!

Post # 5
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’re right that saving money is a lot like dieting. It’s really hard to get into the habit of not buying that latte on the way to work or having that extra snack. I find it a lot easier to do things proactively, like go for a run or work some extra hours to get more money than cut back on things, like reducing calories or not spending.

But what I find helps is turning things into a fun project, like bringing your own lunch for example. It’s a great way to eat healthy (because how healthy is most lunch food really) and it’s kind of fun to plan a menu for the whole week and cook it. And if you spend your evenings cooking you won’t be out spending your $ elsewhere.

But the best thing is to focus on the goal even if it seems far away, just keep reminding yourself what you’re saving for. The cost of those work shoes will be a lovely centerpiece at the wedding and the cost of that haircut will be spent on making you look gorgeous on the wedding day.

Post # 6
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You ladies are definitely on to something. Tighting my wallet is also keeping me healthy. I’ve drastically cut down on unnecessary purchases on snack foods and drinks and that is helping my budget and is keeping me at a healthy weight. Hang in there, I’m sure soon you won’t even miss it. Except the clothing shopping…I need a new pair of jeans so badly.

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