- 3 years ago
The boyfriend and I are in a period right now where we are just having a LOT of expenses, and its stressful. Between nornal (car payment, car insurance, cell phones, etc) bills and the other randoms, such as my BF now seeing a psychiatrist twice a month and taking medication for ADD, paying off Care Credit after a medical emergency with the dog, and a few other things–we havent been able to save anything in a while. He constantly brings up wanting to get engaged/married and feeling sad because he feels we cant afford it. We’ve decided to make a list of ‘rules’ for saving money. Please tell us what else we can be doing to save!
-limit eating out OR take out to once a week, max
-I switched my phone to Virgin and am now spending half of what I was
-we are now food shopping at Trader Joes and saving an average of $20 a week on groceries
-no more buying expensive craft beers more than ONCE a month
-More opening the windows and candles, less AC and lamps
These have been good steps but we’re still not doing GREAT. What do you guys do to pinch pennies?