How I Know I’m Making a Difference

Posted by idawrites on April 2, 2008 in Family, Grocery Game, Money |
Mark tells everyone about my blog! Correction, he nudges me when we’re out with friends and says “Tell him what you write about.” and “Dude, you’re not going to believe our trip to the grocery store yesterday, tell him babe!” He is astounded when we load the entire back end of the mini-van with groceries from 3 stores and the total spent was $115. He reads my entries and sometimes looks puzzled, then asks “How do you know all this stuff?”

Our quality of life is the same, if not increasing, as it was before we started cutting out the frivolous spending. Some of the noticeable changes have been:

  • Drastically decreasing the amount of nights we eat dinner out has made the entire family, myself included, appreciate those special nights more.
  • Making the grocery list and clipping my coupons has not only cut my grocery bills, but also my shopping time. I don’t wander around the store anymore looking for what I need. I get the items on my list and I leave.
  • My freezer and pantry are both filling up more every week with the stockpiling I’m able to do with The Grocery Game.
  • We’re starting to thin down the clutter in our home.
  • The children are starting to learn more about conserving their resources and prioritization of spending.
  • Mark thinks I’m brilliant and working miracles. I’ll take it!

I’ve learned so much already from all my other blogger friends, researching finance articles and reading books. When I started this blog, Mark said “I don’t know why you read all this stuff, they all say the exact same things. Stop spending and start saving. What’s so hard about that?” The way I really know I’m making a difference in our lives is that his tune has changed so completely.

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