Adulting 101.

July 21, 2017

Happy Friday Friends! How was your week? Tell me everything. This week was one of those weeks that make being an adult a pain in the butt. We had a great weekend last weekend and then the week hit hard.

My in-laws come in town tonight and are our saving grace after a long week. Ya know those weeks where you set out Sunday night with the best, most well planned intentions, and before Monday at noon hits, all your plans have gone down the tube? Welcome to our week.

Henry had to go to the vet last minute to get more heart-worm pills. Lola peed on our bed (!!!!), duvet to the dry cleaner, I double-booked plans, I left files at the office when I was at court. I dropped a glass vase. I forgot to pay our HOA bill. Life happens. Being an adult is tough and even the most well thought our plans don't go as planned.

Saving Money Made Simple

Being the one in charge of the needs of your family can be a headache and a half. If you are not always on top of all of the different household tasks that have to be accomplished each day, it can throw off your entire system. One of the easiest ways to feel like you are not doing your best is when you notice that your budget is off. This can become particularly difficult during times when you are trying to work on some especially important moves for your life.

It can be impossible to find the right local insurance plan, for example, if you do not have any funds in your budget. Luckily, all hope is not lost. It is entirely possible for you to rise to the challenge and find all of the funds you need to take care of your insurance goals. All you have to do is take a moment to consider how you can do better with planning for your financial future. Follow a few of these simple steps and see if you can get off on the right foot.

Stop Paying For Simple Services

There are some jobs that will come up in life that you are going to need to turn to the help of the professionals for. If a pipe bursts in your house in the middle of winter, you’ll definitely want to spring for a plumber. Of course, there are hundreds of services that people wind up paying for on a regular basis that are a waste of money. If you are trying to save for your future, the best thing to do is cut back on the services that you have to pay for yourself.

The services that you should stop paying for are the ones that you can easily handle without professional assistance. If you tear a hole in your favorite pants, for example, you might want to rush out to the local dry cleaner and have the hole repaired. This might not seem like a big expense but the costs add up. Grab a needle and some thread and get to sewing your clothing for yourself. It might take some extra time but the money that you save can be used towards much more important moves for your future.

Give Up the Coffee

Putting an end to paying for services that you can take care of yourself is just the beginning of your journey. There are tons of helpful ways to cut back on your daily expenses and see impressive results. If you are someone who drinks a lot of coffee, it stands to reasons that you grab a cup or two of java each day while you’re out in the world. Coffee does not seem like a big expense due to the inexpensive nature of the drink but each small purchase of a coffee will wind up costing you over time.

Instead of buying coffee while on the go, you are going to be doing yourself a big favor by learning to make it at home. Start your day by brewing a big pot of coffee and filling a travel mug that is designed to keep drinks the desired temperature. If you have a big enough travel mug, you could be sipping on a hot cup of coffee throughout your entire day. All it takes is an investment in the right mug and you will start seeing the savings add up in your account.

Find the Best Methods

There are hundreds of ways to cut back on your spending so that you can balance your budget a bit better. If you are trying to find the perfect insurance plan, then it is important to discover ways to save. Find the best methods that work for your lifestyle and get started on this plan as soon as possible.

Happy Weekend Friends!

1 comment

  1. It blows my mind that there are people who drink coffee every day but don't own a coffee pot! I still buy coffee out every now and then, but save SO much money making it at home!


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