We have got into a little bad habit lately. A little touch of frittering away on things we could easily manage without. Some new tops, a new bag, some new spanners (not me!), fix the laptop, fix the car. Some things could have waited. We have some good new habits too. I have upped the monthly standing order to pay an extra £200 from the mortgage.
From now we are getting back on track. We have had 'the chat' and talked ourselves out of our wastefulness. This lasts a couple of months before we have to have a stern talking to ourselves again.
We are quite lucky considering the economy but even for us it is getting tighter and tighter. Petrol is up again, food prices rising weekly. Even with our healthier eating and portion control it is pretty pricey. And now we have snow in March. It is so darn cold. But even though we went back to drying laundry in the tumble dryer, when the endless racks of washing made the house feel cold & damp all of the time, we at least are not carrying a debit through on our utilities account. Maybe we can decrease our payments as the warm weather comes along, and lets hope it wont be snowing in July.
All the same, roll on pay day!