After a month of eating badly and not really moving around I decided it was time to get my body moving and get fit again.
Instead of turning to an easy workout I decided I’d let my very fit friend talk me into the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. Although it’s making me extremely sore and tired right now, after 14 days I can already see the benefits and know that the end is in sight and the benefits will far outweigh the sacrifice.
Saving money is no different. Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you and before you know it the budget is out the window as you spend money like no other month. This year I want to encourage you to set some budget goals that are easy to maintain.
So many people are daunted by what I do. They’ve heard the fact that our grocery bill each week is $50 which includes diapers and toiletries, they’ve heard that I haven’t paid for toiletries in 8 years. In fact, you may have even visited www.mummydeals.org but don’t know where to start and have given up.
I want to encourage you. Cutting your grocery bill is not a sprint, it’s a marathon but the savings are going to pay off. Using the coupons I show you and taking them to the store is easy and I’ve done the work for you. Don’t be put off by the myths –I don’t shop at 5 stores a week, spend 4 hours cutting coupons and another 2 hours doing rebates. In about an extra hour per week I save at least 50-60% on my grocery bill. That’s huge. In fact if I think about monetary savings it’s about $35-$50/week that I save. That calculates out at around $40 an hour which to me is a great wage!
I’ve recognized that many people are wanting to cut costs but they just don’t know how. I know that you may have heard of my site but be overwhelmed by all it entails. I have a couple of things I’d like you to do in our grocery shred:
Firstly , subscribe to my emails. It’s the easiest way to navigate the site as it sends you hot tips a day of what’s on sale, what’s free and exactly how to get it. You can delete it if you don’t need it and use it if you do, I’ll never know and it’s completely free for you to use.
Secondly, join me this week as I run a series called: “New Year, New Spending Resolutions.”
I want to help you. I want to help you save and get in better financial shape. Now if only I could get Jillian to do this for me we’d be doing great!