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.