Thursday, April 24, 2008

Money Matters

Lately I've been spending a lot of time thinking (a.k.a. worrying) about money. Not that there is a whole lot to worry about, but I worry about everything. Things have recently come up which will result in big changes to the plans we currently had in mind. The house goals will be put off a little bit, hopefully not too much, but probably an extra few months. Josh will now be touring some in June, July, and August, which means as the majority bread-winner of our household, the budget will take a big hit for his missed work. He will make some money touring, but that is an unknown factor that we can't rely on at this point. I'll be working overtime to help lessen the blow, but there is only so much that I can take on realistically. While this thought at first was panic-attack inducing, after a couple of days I acclimate to the new circumstances. Now I'm thinking about what I can do to help us save a bit extra. And I'm reading some great financial blogs. Check out Ms MoneyPenny and The Simple Dollar, the two blogs that I have found most helpful as of late. Right now I'm starting with a couple of small changes this week, and hopefully more will come each week to help us get closer to our goals.

-Unsubscribe to all those e-mailers that make me want to spend (I'm looking at you Kate Spade and J. Crew)
-Hit the farmer's market this Saturday in search of cheaper, and hopefully healthier, produce
-Work on list of actions and ideas to help achieve our long-term goals
-Create list of easy/fast/cheap food to keep in the pantry to eliminate half of fast food spending


Pill Box Tales said...

I feel you Jessica. Seriously. Things are tough out there and saving money to most seems like a luxury. I'm sure you guys will do just fine.

Damn J.Crew and Kate Spade, they will always getcha!