Welcome to money Monday, where I share my highs and lows from a week of money management.
Wise Money Management
This week the hubby and I saved money by splitting a meal. Basic stuff, I know. We’ve gotten out of the habit of splitting meals as our family’s income has grown.
When we go to a favorite Sunday-after-church eatery (Qdoba) we usually order a couple of gigantic nachos. This always results in me proclaiming, “I’m so full” the rest of the day, while looking like I’m heading into my fourth month of pregnancy. Except that I’m not pregnant, unless storing a baby-sized vat of meat, cheese, and guacamole counts as gestation.
I’m pretty sure it doesn’t.
All that to say that we finally wised up and split a naked burrito bowl. It’s better than it sounds, trust me. That little move saved us $10 bucks. Plus, we headed over to Taco Bell and fed the kids off of the dollar menu. The total family cost for the afternoon meal was $24. Any time that we can feed our family of 7 for under $25, I call that a win.
It’s tradition at our house for the school-aged kids to sleep out in a tent the weekend before school starts. I really should’ve packed the tent away a day before. Because I temptingly left it out for three days, and because the combination of a three and five year old having fun involves destruction, our awesome family tent suffered (repairable) damage.
We have the REI Kingdom Six tent. This tent has never made it out of the yard. Are we the only ones who bought a nice tent and then realized “I’d rather go through labor than tent camp with young children?”