Saturday, August 31, 2013
Dinner is a little easier as I usually have food in the deep freezer and a boat load of side items, or my husband deems it to hot to cook, but lunch? Lunch is an entirely different matter. Either I'm moving to slow in the morning to make a lunch, there's nothing that I "want" to take for lunch or some other lame excuse. So I figure if I think about it, and plan out a weeks worth of lunches I will be better prepared to grab n go.
There are a plethora of websites that offer meal planning services - for a fee! What the Windy City?! Man, I tell you everything cost these days. Bougie's on a budget so a sista will be partaking in the free sites and trial plans. Humph! I did find that the Evernote application which is available for iOS and Adriod has a meal planning feature, so I am going to look further into that and give it try. I will let you all know how that works out.
Another thing I'll have to work around is keeping variety in my lunches because I'm not a fan of frozen meals, or canned soup and damnit I can only eat so many turkey sandwiches.
Since this is a longer weekend I'll get my plan together, make a grocery list, grab my coupons:-) and hit the stores. I'll let you guys know how I do.
Catch yall later,
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
On to my WIN. This past weekend my mom and I went to Target - a.k.a TakeAllMyDamnMoneyVille.
Now before I get on to my cash register win, let me point out something that I noticed. This may mean more to those that are local however something to look out for all the same. We all know you can't walk into Target and not look at the CLEARANCE section right? I noticed that some of the clearance items were marked at a higher price at this particular Target than at a Target I was at earlier in the week! Saaayy What???!!!
I was only looking for household items so this should have been a relatively quick trip right? Factor in a coupon novice and a mother who likes to get lost in the store, two hours later (smh) I'm at the cash register and my total before coupons was $127 and after coupons? *Drumroll* $95.27! POW!!! I may or may not have done a C (for coupons) Walk at the register.
Needless to say, I plan to continue using coupons, my next challenge is going to at the grocery store.
That should be interesting.
Hope you all are having an awesome week so far!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
There is a mobile app available for Android and Iphone. The only downside in my opinion is that you have to log in with your Facebook account. One other possible fail is that it looks like theirs a limit
This will be good for me because its one less coupon to clip and as long as I have my phone I have my savings, BOOO-YYAAA.
And shut the front door their are coupons for food too - hits my Dougie.
Dont forget to check out the coupon section at target.com for additional savings!
Friday, August 23, 2013
One of the most important lessons I've learned over the past say 10 years is that, you cannot tell people (including friends) all of your plans. As soon as you do, they are plotting trying to figure out how to capitalize off of your thought/idea or you have the commentators, with their, " Uhn unh gurl, if I was you I wouldn't do that" Or those with the fake cautionary tales of your pending doom, "Girl my cousin on my step-daddy side, baby momma's god sister's mechanic tried that and it didn't even work" ....My response? PHUCK OUTTA HERE WITH ALL THAT NOISE!
Those closest to me know that I tend to be very tight lipped about what I'm doing and what irons I have in the fire, not that I don't trust you all, in fact, I trust you all to do exactly what you do...let that settle, give it some time.
This is not to say that you can't or shouldn't share your good news with anyone just be careful who you share with. I mean if you have something going on and you need to tell somebody, tell God, shoot he knows about already! Everybody that's with you ain't for you
Lady Bougie (dont that just sound bougie)
The book is titled "Girl Get Your Money Straight" by Glinda Bridgeforth and you can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0767904885/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1377190525&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165
The book has some really easy to follow principles and sample budgets amd such. If you get the kindle version you can duplicate the charts with in a notebook or Excel. Which ever floats your boat-just get 'er done!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
So today's breakfast is coffee provide the job, an apple from the fridge and a protein bar. We are having a team lunch sponsored by the company so guess who's WINNING today!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
S - Specific
M - Manageable/Measureable
A - Attainable
R - Realistic
T - Tangible
Yep that was random, but it worked.
I also want to do some investing, so I guess a financial goal it is. Let me get another envelope :-)
Love n Blessings,
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I'll also be posting any interesting/helpful information that I find. And just to be forewarned, I'll be posting more than my budgeting experiences because I'm cool like that.
So again welcome and if anyone wants to join me to make it interesting hit me up in the comments and let's do this!