I am improving my financial awareness. Money usually comes and goes for me and I don't always know where it goes! We set some financial goals for the year for our family. I decided larger goals will only be achieved when I set some small attainable goals for myself. Here are two of the changes I am making.
Clip Coupons: I am cutting out and using coupons. I have decided that this is a great way to save money. Not only are the coupons saving money for me but I am becoming more organized with my shopping in the process. So, it is much more than 45 cents here or there. We are already spending less on our grocery bill and it all started with clipping coupons!
Use the Library: I used to enjoy heading to Barnes and Nobles to get a book. It was more of an escape than anything. I would get my latte and browse the books. I would leave with a book for myself and often a few other things. My husband slowly brought me around to the idea of getting books from a used bookstore. You pay so much less for the books and you can sell them back! But now I have discovered a long forgotten joy from my childhood. The last few weeks I have been visiting the library. It is wonderful! I am enjoying books by authors I enjoy (just read two Jodi Piccolt books) and I am not spending any money.