Last week, I outlined our plan to make November a spending crash diet. We have only $400 to pay for gas, groceries, entertainment, etc. — everything that isn’t a monthly recurring bill — for the entire month.
By day four, hubby began pouting.
“This sucks. Everything costs money. It’s so depressing,” he said, as he unloaded our $18 bag of groceries. “I’m noticing all kinds of things I didn’t before. This takes too much planning.”
Meaning, he finally is noticing that diapers and formula, leaving the kitchen light on, and drinking beer costs money. And now that he has a set budget, all of a sudden he feels like he’s missing out....