Our year of living frugally

Welcome to the chronicles of our frugal year.

After learning we are expecting our second child, my husband and I sat down and made a detailed budget. We had always kept a loose budget, but with me staying home with our nearly two year old, and with one on the way, it seemed like the time to be more disciplined.

In the contest of extravagant versus frugal, I have always erred on the side of frugal. Still, if I wanted or needed something, I usually bought it, whether it was a cup of coffee or a new pair shoes. Generally, though, if I had something that would make do, that is what I did- made do.

Now, armed with our budget, we are planning to save as much as possible.

I’ll detail how we plan to change our habits in coming posts.