I'm struggling with budgeting because I'm not seeing an immediate OH WOW response to giving up my fancy foods and the book habit. Most of my problem is that my bills are front-loaded on the first paycheck and I also cleared out a couple that I've been putting off. Next paycheck should be more impressive. However, I think the effect snowballs once it gets under way. That's what I'm telling myself anyway
According to my parents, the gub'ment was without a doubt their worst client. They NEVER paid their bills on time. Good luck with them?
Can you stop and pick up just a pound of ground chuck on the way home (if you're not already there)? It should only set you back a couple of bucks, and I know I feel better with red meat. Lately I've been crumbling it into the frying pan, browning it, and then scrambling it with eggs. Veggies and herbs/spices are optional.