In 2006, we got the bug to stop renting and buy our own home. Who didn’t, then, right? Like most couples, we wanted a place of our own. We first educated ourselves on the process and the real estate market in the Denver Metro Area. We didn’t want to live far outside because this is a great location between our work, family and friends.
We talk a lot about managing our grocery budget. It makes achieving financial goals easier. As of 2012, the average household spends 9% of its income on groceries. This doesn’t include eating out (restaurants, shops or work/school cafeteria), household products or pet food. This is a significant portion of our budgets.
Most of us typically dream about driving a nice car. It seems that Americans especially have always had an affair with their cars. We have been barraged with images of vehicles from the time we are children into adulthood in toys, cartoons, posters and every other commercial during a typical Sunday football game.
Let’s face it, dating is hard. It’s especially hard if you’re seeing someone new and you’re trying to impress them. For those in more established relationships, it’s hard to keep things exciting. Often times impressing people and being exciting mean spending money. What’s a couple to do on a date and not break the bank?