I am just sitting here ready to bang my head and not because I am attending a rock concert with a band from the '80's. I did that last week. Remember, Bon Jovi? (I do!)
I am ready to bang my head because once again I can't believe that our household money is once again depleted. Now, let me make sure you understand that money does not make my world go round. I am not one of those greedy little Beverly Hills housewives who just spend, spend, spend.
I would like to think that I am actually pretty good at stretching the dollar as far as I can in most cases. I mean for so very long I was a single mom working 3 jobs and believe me I valued every single dollar I worked so hard to earn.
Now, I do admit that things certainly aren't as tough as they once were but I still can't seem to get that money hungry monster from chasing us every single month. It's just some months that monster gets closer than others.
While I do admit that we enjoy a nice dinner at my favorite bakery or we do get something special once in a while we don't overspend on anything for the most part. In fact compared to the typical American we may even be considered a few steps ahead because we don't own/use credit cards of any type and we pay cash for what we need/want.
Even with all of this it seems that around every corner there is another bill, a new charge on the cell phone bill, light bill or water bill. Worse yet it seems almost daily I have another amount to pay for school pictures, after school activities or whatever else the kids are involved in. Don't get me wrong. I don't allow them to just join anything they want. Each kid is limited in their activities but being the type of parent that wants my kids well rounded and have many opportunities and experiences that I missed out on as a kid they are involved in some. It's just with 3 kids in school those little $5 or $10 here and there does add up quickly.
So, my question today is this:
What do you do to help stretch your family dollars? Do you coupon? Do you carpool? Just what do you do? Let's get our heads together and see what we can come up with!
Ultimate Blog Hop!
Hello one and all! If this is your first time visiting the ole' Jonesie then please let me explain a little. I write on a variety of topics. (basically whatever may pop into my head or even whatever rant I have for the day.) Some things are a little out there, I admit. But honestly, I have spent so much of my life worrying about what others think that when I finally released myself from the "rules and roles of society" I really began to find myself. So, my request is that you read more than just one post before you decide. I promise somewhere along the way I am sure you will say what so many others have said at one time or another: Jonesie, you simply say what others only think in their heads!