Paulette, reading this inspired me… I need to start tracking my money better. I only realized earlier this week how much my wife and I spend on food… my rent is $1400/month plus about $200/month in utilities. Somehow, we spent more on food that on rent and utilities last month and are on track to do it again… and it’s not like we eat like king and queen!
I am lucky enough to have a job where I make a decent amount of money, but I also have a wife whose expenses I pay for since she is in school full-time and her part-time job could barely pay your new rent.
Reality check: our spending is not sustainable and we need to change. Thanks Paulette, for the reality check.