I've come to the realization that I spend way too much money on stuff. What that stuff is I can't even say. I've definitely fallen into the routine of 'living paycheck to paycheck' and I got a wake up call this week. I tried paying a bill online and it kept declining so after checking to make sure that my info was entered correctly, I called the bank to see what was going on. I definitely had money in my account, but she told me that it was inactive and that I'd have to visit a banker to get it taken care of. So this morning I made a trip to the bank. Apparently my debit card was deactivated because I had two overdraft charges last week. Ouch! I have no excuses so I'm not even going to try to explain myself. After talking with a banker we got everything set and I'll be receiving a new card in the mail shortly. He also helped me out by opening up a savings account for me. Just so you know, I'm the absolute worst when it comes to saving money. Rotten. I'm set on changing that and I'm planning on introducing a new feature as a result:
Frugal Friday will be all about living cheap and having fun. I'll be including helpful tips on how to save money, lists of fun things to do for free (or next to nothing), and inexpensive meal ideas/recipes. I'm really looking forward to this feature and I hope it's something that will help not only me, but you as well!