Thursday, September 1, 2016
Trying to limit spending
Trying really hard to reign in grocery spending. Months of very restrictive grocery shopping while at our former rental, in preparation for our move here, meant that we had a long list. Toss in emptying a freezer and buying a replacement one, meant that I was able to stock up. Factor in a brand spanking new grocery store with awesome loss leaders, our meat supply is looking very nice. Yesterday, I hit Aldi's for a few needs: 1% milk, lemon juice, sugar.
Our new normal is a significantly reduced budget, based off of an assumed (my figures may be off a bit) amount that I anticipate will be my monthly retirement pension, even though I will be receiving almost twice that amount for the next 6 months, as I collect my severence pay. Meanwhile, the extra will be banked, as will any income I can come up with for either a PT or a FT position in the field I plan on moving to. My options remain very fluid at the moment, intentionally so, as I reinvent myself.
So far, there was a lunch on the go for one, due to an unexpected hiccup. Problem resolved, monies in budget monthly to cover this type of thing. I also topped up my car today, spending approx. $16-it's been a few weeks.