Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Where does my money go? Do you know? I do know that one of my credit cards now will show you exactly where and what it is spent on. My husband doesn't know. He can't believe how much I spend on groceries. "Too much money is spent on fresh produce," he says. "Why aren't we having salad tonight?" is another Mikeism. Really, honey, you are such a contradiction. He has no idea that I want to spend more on fresh stuff later this year and join a CSA (more on that another week). So this month, I am keeping every receipt. I am writing down every meal (even what I am packing for school lunches) so I will know if/where the excess is when purchasing food. I know where one is... soda. But I cannot fight every battle all at once, so this week, when I am devoting time to being money aware, I am writing down what we eat. As I ran to the grocery store first thing this morning for yogurt, I thought, I should have planned better. Planning may be another week. Have a fabulous Tuesday.