I have started to write this several times, but wasn’t sure because the amount may not seem like much, but to us every dollar is hard to come by. Just a few years ago this would not have been a big deal to me, but now it is a big deal that we paid cash for a $100 blender!
I recently got hooked on green smoothies. Our old blender was doing an okay job, but with all the greens and fruits, I figured I would eventually need something much more powerful.
I knew the only way to get this blender would be to start taking money out of our blow money category and save it. So I started taking out $30 dollars a week and within four weeks I had the cash to buy the blender — including shipping!
I bought a Kitchen Aid brand and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new blender. It is a 5-speed with a Polycarbonate pitcher. The pitcher is wide all the way down allowing for a much better blending process. Now my green smoothies are silky smooth — yum! And clean-up is a breeze! It felt good to know I saved the money to purchase it with cash.
Ways We Save
We started budgeting everything two years ago. Our first go at it was not good. I totally protested.But within a few months we tried it again. I got it the second time!
We do a modified Dave Ramsey envelope system. We try to strictly stick to cash only except for monthly bills which I pay through the bank’s website. We rarely use our debit cards because it just doesn’t hurt as much as when cash leaves our hands.
Fast forward to today… I cannot imagine life any other way. I know exactly where our money goes.
Our motto now is: If we can’t buy it with cash, then we really do not need it. Or, we just must wait and save! Now I am saving for a new quilt for our bedroom!
Tasha is a stay-at-home mom with five year old twin boys. She will begin homeschooling in September. She is new to December212012® and is excited to be seeing savings at the grocery store!
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