I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being a housewife, and one thing that I think is integral to the job is handling a budget, and yet I rarely speak about money here on The Glamorous Housewife. Why is that? Part of it is because it isn’t the most glamorous subject. Frankly it can be downright boring. Another reason is due to being raised with the idea that one doesn’t speak of money in polite society. But I have decided I am going to change that right here and right now. Money is incredibly important and I think is something all housewives need to both understand and be mindful of in their day to day lives. Don’t you?
The reason I bring up the subject of budgeting is because I just finished this wonderful book entitled, The $1,000 Challenge by Brian J. O’Connor. In it the author challenges himself to cut his expenses by $1000 over the course of ten weeks. I won’t spoil it by giving away the ending, but I will tell you that his tips and tricks are relevant, easy to implement, and very detailed. I hate it when money books are vague and don’t really give you any practical advice. Fortunately this one is easy to read and you will be inspired to try your own $1,000 challenge.
I’ve also been thinking about starting a budgeting series which would go through the basics of how to budget, tips and tricks on saving money, price vs. value, basic investment strategies, and other money related issues. But I wasn’t sure if any of you, my dear readers, would be interested in this kind of subject. So let me know in the comments if budgeting is something you struggle with and would like advice, or if it isn’t something that preoccupies much of your time.