How We Increased Our Net Worth by $86,000.00 in Ten Months
Quarter 1 of 2018 Update – Day 2763…….264 days in.
No. That is not a typo…that’s the number. $86,000.00. I was in disbelief myself when I did the calculations. I believe I actually said, out loud, Holy Smokes Batman!!!
I sometimes feel our history with our finances mirror the story of an addict. You hit rock bottom, you sober up. You work really, really hard towards getting your act together. Sometimes there are set-backs. Other times, you fall completely off the wagon and are in full crises mode once again. But eventually…hopefully…there is recovery. Long lasting recovery.
Well, to my surprise I did a search on the interwebs for ALDI and was pleased as a peach to learn one was opening 5 miles away!
I must REALLY REALLY like ya’all because I am about to share my super-secret chili recipe. Some things are sacred, this recipe comes close.
izza Fridays have become a tradition in our house. It started when my husband was coaching football, we would pick up pizzas for after the game to watch the local “Pigskin Report”. Then when we adopted all of our boys, they couldn’t wait to eat until 10:00 pm (go figure), so pizza was an easy and cheap dinner on our way to the games.
My wardrobe is pretty simple. There are no 30-minute wardrobe changes or rummaging and trying on 10 different pairs of shoes in my morning routine. The only question that runs through my mind is, if at all, is it too cold for flip flops?
A big part of saving and reducing our food budget, particularly with a family of 8, is to get our per person per meal costs as cheap as possible. But this doesn’t necessarily mean living on rice and beans every meal. Although, rice and beans ARE delicious and do make an appearance on our menu quite frequently.