Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 64

The $3 for 3 days went a long way but I ended the week $2.85 over budget. I'm not going to lose any sleep over it though. So far with this $12 a day thing I'm really impressed with my determination. I still wish the debt was decreasing much faster but I'm giving it my all and that's the best anyone can do.

The meatloaf without bread crumbs was just weird. I didn't buy any Cadbury eggs this week and McDonald's does have shamrock shakes now but I didn't buy one of those either. In fact I hardly bought any sugary anything this week which my bathroom scale appreciated. I haven't bought coffee for over 2 weeks. I did really well with the utility crack down the first three days of the week but the more my husband laughed at me about it the less effort I put forth. He thinks I'm being a freak with this penny pinching thing. I am being a freak but I want the debt gone NOW.

In a desperate attempt to get my husband on board with the budget I told him on Sunday that I'd give him any amount of money he asked for. But he had to agree to spend only that money for the week. He asked for $30 and I got his blood boiling when I told him he'd been spending an average of $80 a week. He insisted that there was "NO POSSIBLE WAY" that he'd been spending that much money but then he refused to let me show him proof on paper. I gave him the $30 and honestly he's tried really hard to spend just that $30. Today (saturday) is the first day I've seen any charges on the debit card at work for food for him. Only I don't think he factored in the video game, the beer he bought for a friend, and the charge at Home Depot, and some groceries that he bought (for himself) at Walgreens. Those few charges alone put him at his $80 spending average for the week. I don't even think I can bring that up because he did an awesome job only spending the $30 cash I gave him at work. But it's those extra things that he doesn't think about that blow our budget. I've said it before but I'll say it again: I HATE MONEY!

1 comment:

  1. As Dave Ramsey would say "you know you are on the right track when people think you are weird!" Seeing that your husband laughed at your for your saving energy attempts, means you are on the right track! Keep up the good work! If you live like no one else, later you can LIVE like no one else.
    Also, I wonder if your husband would agree to leaving his credit card/debit card at home if you gave him an alloted amount that was slightly less than what he spends each week. So instead of $30 cash and $50 on the credit card. See if you can get him to agree to $70 cash and no credit cards. Good luck, you are doing great and are inspiring to me!