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Friday Night Laundry -

January 10th, 2009 at 05:37 am

I had a light bulb moment tonight. I have been spending most Sunday afternoons getting my laundry done for work the following week...but I am home alone on Friday nights. Duh! So I am doing all of my work laundry tonight so I dont have to think about it or 'get home' on Sunday to take care of Sometimes my slowness amazes me.

I had my counseling session with the kids tonight. They have a long ways of digging themselves out of the financial mess they are in...but DD1 is using my points, printing coupons, finding/using sale ads...they are spending no frivulous money until they can check off all of their bills paid each month and they are cooking and eating at home. I asked them how it was going tonight and they both said they were enjoying having a plan and working together. So, I guess our plan is working. I will continue to meet weekly with them for at least the next 3 months..and then move it to monthly for the remainder of the loan that my mom gave them...which is two years. If they stick to the plan, there IS a brighter tomorrow in store for them and their kids.

I am also using the old envelope system to see if we can stick to a solid budget this year. The debit card is just to darn easy to use. Working with the kids is helping me rethink our financial priorities. So far I am keeping on track with the new years goals!

5 Responses to “Friday Night Laundry - ”

  1. baselle Says:

    Sounds like the DD1 and her DH are making progress. Tell them its not a sin to avoid malls, shopping experiences, and TV advertising. Most buying is because we're bored and looking for something to do. Laundry is cheap entertainment!

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    good luck on that plan. I hope their mindsets have changed, because being frugal at a young age can get old fast if your hearts not into it.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I have used the envelope system for 44 years. It has always worked for me.

  4. homebody Says:

    DH and I started with the envelope system the first of the year, basically just for groceries this month, but I plan to expand.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That is a good idea, finding time you can get laundry done without interfering with time with hubby or friends. Smile

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