Post # 1
I’m feeling sad and depressed today. I’m trying my best to save money for wedding and home (Fiance and I don’t live together yet) but it feels like as soon as I get money I have to spend it. For example I just had to pay $900 for my car recently!
My fiance and I are both trying hard to save and get higher paying jobs but sometimes it takes a toll on our morale. Thank Goodness for our Families and all their help.
How are you Bees saving for your big day? Any side job ideas?
Post # 25
Wow thank you guys SO much. I have not been doing alot of these things and I am cracking down big time! You guys are great.
I truly appreciate all of your help.
Post # 26
I created a spreadsheet (he has one too), this tell me where every dollar of my pay check goes every 2 weeks. From credit cards, utilities, loans, groceries, and spending cash.
Post # 27
Google docs has some awesome budget spreadsheets!
Post # 28
i set up an online savings account and when i get my paycheck i transfer a chunk to the account. it takes 2-3 days to get the money back into your checking account, so you can’t spend it without planning ahead. if i leave it accessible in the bank, i will spend it on nothing!!
Post # 29
What I did was post my ad for babysitting on Kijiji. I just moved to a smaller city outside of Calgary, Alberta, and it’s FULL of young families with young kids. I babysit at least once a week, and a family with a teenager with learning disabilities contacted me as well. I get paid $18 an hour to hang out with him.
All the babysitting money goes straight to my savings account.
Also, from each paycheque, I have been automatically depositing $115, so I don’t even notice it comes off.
Another thing I just did was switch my car insurance. I ended up paying $50 less a month, so that extra $50 is going to the wedding fund too.
AND last but not least, I started carpooling. Luckily the lady I’m carpooling with lives very close, and works only a block from my office, and she’s paying me half of my gas and parking a month, so really it’s no skin off my back to pick her up/drop her off and of course, that money goes to the wedding fund.
It’s only been less than 2 months, and I’ve managed to save $1000 just doing those extra little things. Hope some of my ideas helped!