It is so easy to blow through money all week on this and that and even more easy to blow through money on the weekends. So this week my hubby and I are trying a new system to save some money. We decided that we would spend only $50 on gas (we split that up based on who is driving more), and then we each get $20 each to spend on lunches or whatever else we want during the week through the weekend but that is all we spend unless we need groceries. So far I have spent only $2 on a Burger King Mocha Joe so I am feeling pretty good about that. I think hubby has most of his money too. Since we don’t have plans this weekend we figure we can rent $1 movie this weekend and get a $5 pizza one night too to still feel like we are getting a break from cooking at home. I am also challenging myself to use the groceries in the house instead of running out to pick up an odd or end throughout the week. Menu planning helps with this a lot. Check out Big Binder for great menus each week.
So that is what is working for me this Wednesday and hopefully more Wed. to come. Check out Rocks in My Dryer for more Works for Me Wednesday ideas.