My husband earns my admiration in multiple ways, but his ability to save money impresses me. I can't resist shopping to be honest. I love to buy clothes, shoes, books, toys for my kids.... yeah. You name it, I wanna buy it.
Last week we were going over our finances and my husband gasped and his mouth dropped open when he saw where we spend a great deal of money... Old Navy, Starbucks and Amazon... Trying to explain why I had shopped Old Navy 5 times in the month of January or spent a ton of money on Amazon was not fun. He didn't seem to understand that at Old Navy I bought shirts the first time, then I needed skirts to go with the shirts, then I had to feed my dress addiction, then I got a new jacket, then I had Super Cash to use...then I needed shoes to match my skirts. Or that I ordered flea medication for our dogs for a year on Amazon... and a bunch of other stuff too.
Well, long story short. Money Saving Hubby gave me the talk about cutting back on expenses and made me promise not to buy any more clothes or shoes until spring. We did make a deal that if I could save money for a few weeks that we would do something I have been pestering him about for months... buy a new sofa.
To track my savings and my progress towards my goal I have a printable to keep me on track that I want to share with you.
Print the Savings Tracker
I hope this helps you to achieve your savings goals! Thanks for dropping by today!