Every Friday, at Peaceful Divas, is “Bill Pay Friday”!! Basically, all Divas are challenged to pay their bills on payday, BEFORE they go out and spend ANY money over the weekend! “What you talking ‘bout Willis?” Yes that’s right, sit down and figure out what is due and what you have coming in before you go out shopping or out to dinner OR even before HOSTING A FAB BARBECUE THIS WEEKEND! Trips and busy schedules will tempt us to do some “mental budgeting”. You know, “mental budgeting”, where you mentally calculate how much money you have without actually sitting down and balancing the old checkbook!
As I discussed last week, and what you already know, MENTAL BUDGETING DOES NOT WORK!!! It actually sets you up for overspending and rationalizing purchases without looking at the bottom line! Look, I am not saying don’t enjoy your holiday weekend. I am just saying PLAN for it and enjoy it without “weekend spending remorse” on Monday! I found an awesome “barbecue/grilling shopping list” from Wal-Mart: Click Here (If you are not a Wal-Mart girl, don’t fret–you can certainly find other printable grilling shopping lists, the point is to plan BEFORE you buy!
Also, look for coupons for barbecue items! Check out http://www.coupons.com/, go to your favorite grocery store’s website, or head on over to http://www.savinsome.com/ for a variety of grocery store deals!!
Have a Fantastic Holiday!!