There was a time, not too long ago, when my husband and I were raising a child (just 1 @ that time) on 27 thousand dollars a year. And because of our frugal ways we were able to buy and afford our 1st house. My husband now makes a lot more money and we have slacked a bit on our frugal ways. A trap that I think many people fall into when you get a raise or salary increase. For example we have eaten out @ restaurants more in 2008 than we did in the year before and after buying our 1st house.
Well I am pulling in the reins. We are going back to our frugal ways so that we can beef up our savings account. I'd like to try and see if we can live off 27 thousand again but with the cost of food now I highly doubt it. But I'm going to try and come close.
Watch out frugal- tightwad posts will be appearing on the blog soon!