Category Archives: Budgets

The bill that totally stinks!

Trash: something discarded or useless.  It is an unfortunate reality that we have to pay for our trash.  This monthly (or semi-monthly) expenditure can add up to hundreds of dollars a year.  But it doesn’t have to be. When we bought our home eight years ago, I called up Waste Management (our local trash collector) and scheduled […]

Budgets are Sexy

Budgets are so sexy, aren’t they?  No?!?!  But don’t you like how they tell you what you can do with your money and how much you can spend?  No!?!?  But isn’t it great how they rule over you, nagging you, degrading you when you spend too much, and laugh at you when you look for […]

The Grocery Budget is my Nemesis

I think the hardest budget category for me to manage and save money on is food.  We used to spend between $800-$900 a month on groceries (insert shocked emoji face here).  I think we are a pretty typical family when it comes to what groceries we buy.  We mostly (80%) buy organic, a little bit […]