So, one of my New Years’ resolutions for 2010 was to save money by cooking more meals at home. I spent a day adding up how much money John & I spent on take-out food alone, & I was astounded! I love to cook, and although I would never claim to be a great one, I do love to try out new recipes for dinner. So I decided to put my love for cooking to some good use.
Since we’ve kicked off 2010, I have kept true to my resolution. Yes, I have cooked dinner. Almost every. single. night. I can already tell a big difference in our bank account as well, and I am loving it!
My newfound way of saving money has motivated me to look for even more ways to cut back on unnecessary expenses, freeing up extra $$$ to save, give, or have fun with. Some of ideas we’re implementing in our household:
Using cash only for eating out expenses
Using coupons (I know, not a very creative idea, but one I’ve always ignored!)
Cutting out unnecessary, expensive purchases
Planning ahead (Being the type A personality I am, I love this one. John…not so much!)
What I need now….details & tips on how to make this plan realistic. So, I am curious about YOU & YOUR FAMILY!
What do you do to save $$$ ?