Friday, March 27, 2009

update: the new frugality

So, we decided to get serious about being frugal, and I figured it was time for an update.

Through meal planning and coupon cutting, I have cut our food bills by more than 25%.
We took advantage of the low interest rates to refinance the house, cutting our mortage by more than 15%
We kept our car, and didn't get the 2nd one
And big big sacrifice -- the dog goes to daycare only one day a week

Where we haven't done so well: we booked two vacations for the year, still eat out too much, added a Netflix account, added HBO on Demand.

the next six months are about building savings and reducing debt. I'll post an update in September and we will see how we did.

1 comment:

Kitten Herder said...

Sounds like you're doing well.