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April

March 29th, 2017 at 11:34 pm

I'm really looking forward to starting April. The last few months have been spendy with Christmas, two family trips to FL, DH to FL to visit parents and me to FL to visit my dad, paying for travel baseball, and other sports, etc. We did it all pretty economically. We had funds saved for all of it or cash flowed it, but I still cringe when the funds are spent! At least we had the money set aside, or we obviously wouldn't have done those things.

We get home from our Spring break trip on Friday, and I told DH we are in major frugal mode for the next few months 😉 I want to see how much we can reduce our grocery spending so we can put those funds to other things. DH is going to plan our meals with what we have and clean out the freezer. I don't believe there's a huge amount of stuff in there, but we'll use it up!

I also want to set aside funds for summer camp now, if possible, rather than cash flow it during the summer. It's a mental thing, I like having the money set aside early.

We are on track with our investments for retirement for the year, it's all automatic. But I also save for short, mid, and long term annual expenses and I feel better if those are funded for the year as soon as possible.

The other thing I'm excited about is Spring cleaning in April! The weather is finally getting warmer and I can't wait to do a major cleaning and have windows open!

Hello!

March 27th, 2017 at 01:20 am

I'll get the hang of this eventually! After 11+ years of lurking, and prodding by Thrifty Ray and Creditcardfree, here I am. I've enjoyed reading all your blogs! I love personal finance! More to come!

Hello!

March 27th, 2017 at 12:53 am