I was looking through posts from 2012 and came across one talking about the price of gas. During September of 2012 prices were at 3.50 a gallon on average. Right now it's about 2.50 a gallon on the low end of the price range. That's out of my budget range, but we will make it work. Let's figure out how we are going to achieve making it work.
It is time to examine the budget again. It is time to determine what can and cannot be controlled. In recent years it has dawned on me that I there are times when I pay more attention and exercise more control over my budget than others.
I began wondering why this was. I also wanted to know when it was so I began to examine those things which I can and cannot control.
Reading is something that I enjoy a great deal. I also want my child to enjoy reading and that is difficult considering that she is hooked on electronics. She is to the point that she mostly reads signs, rules and instructions which is actually a good trait. Her reading comprehension is fine as long as it is something she can follow, when it comes to tests at school they are read to her and she is given choices for the purpose of getting them completed in a timely manner. I just don't have a fortune to spend on reading materials.
The light bill I paid this month was $118.30, now it's time to lower it. That is out of my budget range at the moment. Let's examine the difference in previous bills and how I can lower it back to those amounts. It's going to take a little bit of work but I can do it.
Yes, all those things have to be purchased. They are not cheap. We have to get a nice little stock built up so that we can save some money during the school year. Not one of those it's taking over my house stockpiles, just enough so that I don't have to go to the store for the same thing repeatedly. Pull-ups are hard to stock up on because of the initial expense and the fact that the child is still growing but I know people that could use them in the near future.
Yes, I'm recycling for what I need at this point. It used to be done because I'm one of those annoying environmentalist fussing because you put a recyclable bottle into the garbage can or couldn't be bothered to get a reusable bottle in the first place. A few times a year I got money back on things I'd already spent money on. Well, now there is a new plan in action that should help me a great deal; provided it goes correctly.