In a couple of my previous posts about spending money on good food and feeling good about it (you can read them here and here)…some of you asked what we cut out of our regular budget in order to be able to afford paying for healthy food.
Here are a few things I can think of…
We’ve never had or paid for cable, and the three channels that we mostly, sometimes get on our TV are enough. We don’t watch much TV anyway, and if we paid for cable I think we’d feel obligated to watch more to get our money’s worth. Hey, we’re able to watch Cyber Chase…what more could we want?
I know some of you LOVE your pets, and that’s just fine with me. Neither Matt nor I have ever been big fans of pets of any kind…and our kids so far haven’t asked or cared about having any. So money isn’t the real reason we don’t have pets, but because we don’t have them, we don’t have to pay for them either.
We just pretty much don’t go out to eat. We used to go out a bit more, but with the way the boys eat, it started costing a ton just to sort of fill them up…and when we began our journey to eating healthier, we just stopped. None of us crave it anymore now anyway. Oh, once a month during the school year we do go to Pizza Hut for lunch where the boys can redeem their Book-It coupons. Our Pizza Hut lets us use the coupon for the buffet instead of the personal pan…plus somehow we keep ending up with a coupon for a free adult buffet…which means we all stuff ourselves full of greasy carbs for around $8.
It might seem that we lead boring and sad lives when I tell you that we pretty much never go to movies, or out to any other exciting entertaining events. Occasionally we do and we always enjoy it….but trust me when I tell you that rarely are any of the six of us bored or sad…and when we are…it has nothing to do with not going out to do stuff.
I have more to add to the list…but my energy is not in full strength yet so my brain power is almost used up already (yikes, it’s only 8:01 am). ;)
I’ll continue writing about ways we save next Frugal Friday!