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Finding my mojo..

August 29th, 2010 at 09:22 pm

I updated my sidebar of the balances ending August, with the exception of the 401 k's, which I only update after the quarter.

I am disappointed that I am likely not going to hit my debt and savings goals this quarter, although I still have a month to push hard. But, I am refocusing efforts and will see where I end up at the end of September.

I have decided to set up some mini-goals for September:
1. 3 no-spend-days per week or 12 for the month.
2. One date night with d.h.
3. Plan and cook all meals during the week, with dinner out one night per weekend.

It is aggressive for us because the dining out budget has been crazy lately. But, it is the area I want to focus on the most. If you read my previous post regarding dining out and the grocery budget, it is still the cause of the money "leak".

I hope to add another $500 to the savings account this month, which will put me $800 short of my original goal. I think the budget is in need of some tweaks again as well.

Hope everyone is enjoying the waining weeks of summer and are all as excited about fall as I am. Happy Sunday and have a great week!

3 Responses to “Finding my mojo..”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Try some bulk cooking and freezing (if you have the space). Crockpot meals or plain old soup and sandwiches. Good luck!

  2. Jerry Says:

    I agree that dining out can lead to challenges because it is not always about the food, but about the time that it takes to prepare the food! However, the more we prepare food ourselves, the more insurance we have that we will spend less - and often, eat healthier as well. Good luck in September!
    Jerry

  3. sagegirl Says:

    Homebody--we have done well this week on the eating plan. Lots of easy dinners and quick fixes. We have been doing well at packing lunches also. Gonna bust out the crock pot this weekend.

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