Last weekend, we sat down with a Googe Doc spreadsheet and broke out our budget. We added up our monthly income first and foremost and thought, "Whoa! We make so much money!!" But that was short lived. Bills & Utilities are roughly equivalent to 50% of our income. Car payments and insurance. Rent. Student loan payments. etc. etc. So that's a big O chunk of change. Once we established those fixed monthly expenses (i.e. happening every month and roughly the same amount, give or take a few doll hairs), we moved onto the rest of our spending.
Guacamole and Brie found their way into our grocery cart today. #budgeting?— Plucky (@pluckyinlove) October 6, 2014
Whew. Okay. That about covers it. We're in Week 2 now, and so far so good! Basically, the consensus is mo' money, mo' problems