Wednesday, October 6, 2010

$450

We don't really budget officially.

We have an idea of about how much we can spend a month, and we are both reasonable spenders. ie: we spend less than we earn.

But I got to thinking (which is a dangerous thing, and which is what happens when I have too much time alone) what if we were super careful with our spending?

Enter "the $450 plan".

This month our Cub/Rainbow/Target/Walmart budget is $450. If there is anything left on November 1st, we get to split what is left.

And I love a challenge.

This isn't, of course, just groceries. It is supposed to cover anything that we buy at those stores. I have a lot of meat in the freezer currently, and this amount isn't that big of a stretch for us, but it still could be a little tough. It will help to keep us more mindful of those "quick trips" to the store to pick up "1-2 things" and how much they add up.

I probably won't keep the same budget for every month, I will adjust it based on activities for the month, how many staples we have stocked etc.

I think it will be fun.
Noah doesn't think so, but he is willing to go along with it.
For now.

3 comments:

Johanna said...

ooh, that does sound fun! (mostly the part about actually have $450 to spend in a month) :) can't wait to hear how it goes!

gma pam said...

Noah is a good sport.

Renae said...

good luck- as you know- we are doing the same!