So for the few friends that may come here or the general population that happens to find this blog, I work as a ChaCha Guide. Yes it is legitimate work. Does it pay well? Not the greatest but you can make a few extra bucks while sitting at home watching TV or browsing the web and answering questions as you get them submitted to you. Not enough to make a living off of but it can pay for a tank of gas or a dinner out with your partner.
Visit http://becomeaguide.chacha.com/ and enter firstname.lastname@example.org as your referral to being a ChaCha guide! It is easy to get started, you just have to pass a simple test and if you know how to surf the net at a fast pace then you will have no problem with passing it. Once you are a guide you will need Firefox 7 in order to use the portal to log on and work. I just set my volume on loud and leave FF open while I use Chrome to do what ever I need or want to do online.
Well I managed to spend $58 and some change but hubby needed cash so it bumped it to $68 and change. Got food for at least the next week, drinks since we are sick of having water every day, and some packed meals in case we don’t have enough leftovers for hubby to take to work for lunch.
Either way it is still down from over $100 for a week so I am happy about that! Hopefully We can continue to do this and stop eating out like we have the past two nights. Hubby likes it because I don’t like cooking or eating at home when I am pregnant… And that is not a good thing for me or baby.
Roasted Chicken, rice and corn
Bean and cheese burritos
Steak, corn and rice
Chili and cornbread
Spaghetti and meatballs
(if there is chicken left I will make chicken soup)
Sounds like a good week of eating to me!
After reading articles on Yahoo news I came across a blog. A Family of 3 spent $250 for a month on food, eating out, anything that was not related to housing or medical care. http://smallnotebook.org/2010/07/01/the-no-spend-month/
So I figure why not try this with my husband and 10 month old son to see what we can do. We spend $400 a month on food to begin with, and that is just groceries, so it would be nice to drastically cut that down. Especially with baby #2 on the way!
I have no idea where to start with it though so this will be an interesting endeavor. Maybe going to the bank first and pulling cash and hiding the debit cars. With Christmas coming this will be a hard month to try to do this. Though I know it can be done with a bit of planning. I think I wills tart with $300 only for the month since I really only have to plan meals for hubby and I. Son is still breastfed so table food is just extra and not enough to constitute a full serving just yet.
Ideas, tips, advice, feel free to post it! I would love some encouragement in this!