With the ongoing inflation, we all face the need to be wiser in spending hard earned money. We all know that this crisis has been going on for quite sometime now and as a mom, I feel the
pressure need to look for more ways on how to save and budget the family's income so we don't end up contacting a New Orleans bankruptcy attorney and file for one.
For a start, having an effective household budget is saving money on those things that you truly need. It is helpful if we try to distinguish between what we need and what we want. As a doting mom, this is one thing I am almost always guilty of (most especially on my little girl's clothes and accessories)
I bet you can relate if you have a daughter. More often than not, I always find irresistible things that I want to dress or adorn her with. In this case, I actually know my needs and what I want but sometimes I always end up buying what is cute for Ceana(haha) even if most of the time it means sacrificing my own needs and wants. The pictures above are examples of wants (for Ceana) which I was able to purchase during the Independence Day Sale as compared to my needs, picture below.
As a tip and this is based from experience, a ton of money will be saved if we will avoid mistaking wants from needs, To segregate each, needs are pretty simple to identify–those items that are necessary to sustain: shelter, food, clothing, transportation. Wants on the other hand are those things that enhance or possibly improve our family life. This by the way does not mean to suggest that we shouldn't be able to have the things we want but for us to look closely and learn to differentiate the two and prioritize needs first instead of wants.
Here's a note for most of us moms or even dads who handle the family's budget, think about where you are spending the family money–and how–to see if there couldn't be savings found with minor changes in habits.
This is a sponsored post all ideas and opinions expressed in this post are purely my own.