Wednesday, December 09, 2009
This is me. I am walking into a local favorite grocery store--okay, it's Trader Joes. Dr. Gooch is the photographer sitting in the car with the rascals (remember we try NOT to bring them into public places where there are other people). Besides the fact that I love my new yellow gloves from Target and I have a saggy bum this photograph illustrates a major role I play in "our life together".
Bear with me as I use a meat metaphor.
Dr. Gooch brings home the "bacon".
I cure, slice, and fry it.
That is to say. I am the spender/buyer/bill payer. This is a heavy responsibility to bear. Much to my dismay, I am not a couponer (couponeer?) or deal hunter. Mostly because I wouldn't even know where to begin. What I'm trying to say is that as the new year creeps upon us we are looking to add money saving/budgeting techniques to our financial repertoire. And as the "bacon cooker" I would like to hear YOUR best budget secrets.
I have a friend who has two accounts: one for paying bills and one with an allotted amount for daily expenses. Brilliant. What do you do?