Our financial week has been a bit like this picture of Dylan. Drowning, but happy about it. Where have I been, you may be asking? I don’t know. Summer vacation has not afforded me with the hours of leisure time that I predicted. Until now. J has taken the kids to the Y, so I…Continue reading Week 7 UPDATE: Drowning
Tag: cash budget
One of my problems with the cash system is the cash. I was told that this system would give me a greater sense of loss and help me keep up with my money. But I have a fear and likelihood of actually losing it–as in, money falling out of my wallet, pocket, purse, or a…Continue reading Why Cash?
Saturday morning we walked as a family to the Farmer’s Market to get some produce. While I was waiting in line, I gave the camera to Addie and told her to walk around and take pictures, so for the most part, she took all of the pictures.
Week 2 Update: A Blunder and Photos
I forgot to post that the final $3 of last week went to a watermelon, so there was nothing left. Here’s the lowdown for this week and some pictures. I swore I would never take photos of my groceries because of the lameness, but it turns out that I am just that lame, so there. …Continue reading Week 2 Update: A Blunder and Photos
Forseeing the Unforseen
A few of you have mentioned, that my weekly amounts seem overly generous. That remains to be seen; however, I did intentionally put a cushion in each week’s “allowance.” Our cash budget is going to have to cover the following inevitable items: car repair (Jeremy buying parts), doctor co-pay, clothing/ shoes, garden maintenance, sanity date,…Continue reading Forseeing the Unforseen
What is the 13 Week Challenge?
What is the 13 week challenge and why am I calling this site the “Low Ryder” (other than the awesomeness of it)? Well, I have long been known for my cheapness, but this summer will present a new challenge. The question is “how low can we go?” Our summer will last 13 weeks, almost to…Continue reading What is the 13 Week Challenge?
13 Weeks Update 1: Getting out the Cash
So I got out our cash today and put it in little envelopes. I didn’t get the whole amount out since it seems silly to forgo the possible interest for the whole summer. How do you other cash spenders do the cash budget? By week? By month? Do you put away your debit and credit…Continue reading 13 Weeks Update 1: Getting out the Cash