Wednesday, February 20, 2008

baby savings

The birth of a child is a wonderful thing, but it can also be a wonderful thing for your finances. Keeping in mind that a dollar saved is worth much more than a dollar earned, here are a few of the unexpected lifestyle-related cost savings that we've realized since our son was born over a month ago.
  • We're no longer supporting OPEC. Months before my son was born our typical monthly gasoline bill was approximately $250 - $300. Our last two bills were $140, and $40 respectively. We actually went through one full tank of gas in one month.
  • Dinner and a movie? How about take out and Rogers On Demand.
  • Where should we go on vacation this year? The closest I'll actually get is the Sandals commercials, which I do enjoy....

Funny, these three initial items all have to do with the fact that 'We don't go anywhere'.... I didn't really fully realize this when drafting up the maternity leave budget spreadsheet; go figure.

I have a feeling there will be more to come on this....

1 comment:

Dividends4Life said...

MG: Enjoy it now, it won't last. Pretty soon you will be met each morning with a cash request.. "Dad, I need $20 for the science fair. Volley ball uniforms are $150, they need a 10% down-payment today..."

Kids are still worth it though.

Best Wishes,