shirt and belt-the limited, pants-banana republic, boots-kenneth cole via dsw
Whenever I wear this shirt, I feel extra business-y. The whole outfit is pretty simple, so I threw on the leopard print belt to add a little sparkle.
Since we are talking business, I thought I would share just a smidge about our progress with our budget. I am really proud of the strides we have made thus far. January was our first month to really start cracking down on our spending.
I heard about this great budget website from one of my fave bloggers, Grace. It's called Mint. I opened up my Mint account in November 2010 and really started getting into it in January. The site takes some getting used to and it definitely requires you to do some work to make everything accurate. But it has helped me tremendously to see where we were overspending and sometimes just wasting money. It given me a more clear picture of where we need to cut costs and it has also allowed me to set up budgets so that I can better control my spending. Already we have cut down our spending by about $1,000.
Wow, that just sounds crazy when I say it out loud.
Some of the areas we have cut down our spending in are cable, internet, shopping - specifically clothing and home decor, eating out and also being more cautious about our grocery shopping. We still have work to do, but so far each month we seem to be improving.