Budget. Yup, that’s a fun word, isn’t it? Well, Thursdays this month are going to be all about the almighty dollar. While I am not teetering on a fiscal cliff, I would like to be better about our spending. My friend, Steph on A Grande Life, is cutting back on her coffee spending. Another friend, Barb at A Life in Balance, is amazingly thrifty. And, now it is my turn. My main financial goal for 2013 is to see if we can set a monthly budget.
I know that for a lot of people, budgeting has always been a part of life. But, I have never had one before, so this is a new territory for me. So, here I go. I have a few things in place already. We bought a Neat Desk scanner, and I have receipts set up to feed in and figure how much we spend. I will be pledging to have everything scanned and sorted by the end of the month so that I can hit the ground running in February. I’ll have some more finance goals to share as the month goes on, so wish me luck with the new mindset and check back in to read.
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