Warning this post may be boring.....LOL
Living in my "Debt Free, Way to Be" kind of life, well trying to get to that life, I cannot just go out and buy big purchases.
This is how it works:
What you need:
You get blank #10 envelopes
Pictures, printed from websites of stuff you "want"
A sharpie or some type of BOLD pen or marker
A lock box or VERY good hiding place
Now what I did was write on the top right corner what the item was and the estimated cost
The Fun part!!!! SAVING YOUR MONEY!!!!! What i do, If i have any money left over from my gas money or my "blow" money i put it in the first envelope, i also budgeted $20.00 or so from each pay check to go into an envelope. You do all this until you reach your estimated cost.
So say you had an envelope for a Bike and your estimated cost was $200.00, when you went and purchased your bike it was only $165.00 so you have $35.00 left over, that $35.00 goes into the next envelope labeled "Nose Job" and the collecting/saving continues.....
You have to put that money out of your head...i know it's boring and sucks....but being a single mom on only one income you have to do what you can. I hope this helped someone out there!
"Wock N Woll"