Once again, it's time to post the grocery numbers. At nearly twice last week's spend, we clocked in at $150.46.
With a spend that high, we must surely be eating like kings... right?
Before this rant commences, I want to let you know that I completely own my thoughts and opinions and I am happy to discuss and explain them further. I also recognize that my life experience shapes my interpretation of the various facts of the world around me, and that alternative interpretations can be considered valid in various circumstances.
Also, college and groceries just get people all kinds of riled up.
Do you ever go to work and suddenly think to yourself, "I don't think I put deodorant on this morning." Then you do a quick pit check, and you are off towards the elevator to high tail it (but not too fast, you don't want to break a sweat) to the closest drug store for a stick of deodorant.
Or maybe you can't totally remember the last time you got the oil changed in your car, and the sticker from the last change is faded from the sun. What's that rule anyhow, every 5K miles, right?
Maybe you pay ATM fees, and when it comes time to recap your monthly budget, they get thrown into miscellaneous or entertainment, because the bank line is a little bit cryptic.
Perhaps, you signed up to start reviewing websites for $15 for ten minutes of work, but you never managed to download whatever it was you were supposed to download, so your side hustle income is $0, just like it's been the last 5 years.
And maybe your DIY home remodel is dragging on for 3 years instead of 3 months, because, hey, life happens.
Please don't tell me this is just me.
How to get rich even if you are a lazy, forgetful slob
My job is a little strange. I'm one part consultant and one part application developer. You wouldn't know it from looking at this website (in particular the archive section), but I can hack my way through just about any language.
I've recently been put on a project where our particular deliverable is to build some complex analytics into an easy to use dashboard.
Since, I was familiar with the data and our chosen platform, I gave the team three weeks to deliver our product. That's aggressive, but I'm an aggressive lady, and our team had been moving like a herd of turtles, so I thought an aggressive deadline might help us out.
It turns out I was right... Until I was wrong
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.