So you would think that running out of money would be a big enough firecracker to get me budgeting like a fiend right? Well, no. It’s been two weeks and I can’t even bring myself to reply to everyone’s (very generous and lovely) comments.
Because then I have to face up to it and be responsible and shit. And it’s easier just sticking my head in the sand.
Well, it hasn’t been as bad as all that. We have been more mindful, planned meals and forecasted cash flow (that bit was easy – high likelihood of a repeat of last month!).
What really set me over the edge and got me writing this post was the bill that arrived on Monday. Our electricity was over $400 which is the highest it has ever been, AND we used less energy than the same time last year.
I complained about it on Facebook and was flabbergasted by the responses. Almost 30 people commented and our bill was the smallest, sometimes by a long shot. (you can check out the conversation here) WTF people? This situation is insane!
So now, I am definitely keen to get started on my Crash Ca$h challenge, but I’d like some help. I’ve got a few ideas that I can crash test like:
- getting better deals on bills
- meal planning
- um, yeah . . .
Like I said, need some help. What do you think are the areas I/We need to focus on so that all the Crash Test Community can save some money? There were some good ideas in the comments on the last post, but I’d love some specific advice, apps, software, or strategies someone has written about in a blog.
Please comment below and I’ll use the suggestions to help set us all a challenge to save some cash.
Handy in the lead up to Christmas yes? Actually that’s another post altogether. I’m on a mission to make it an affordable Christmas . . .