Most Exciting News:
I have some extremely exciting news to share with you all today. I just gave birth. Not to a human (that would just be weird), but to a new blog. Stick Figure Blog to be exact.
While the goal of Punch Debt In The Face has been to financially educate those dumber than me, I have to face the facts. And the fact is, very few of you read this blog to learn. You only stick around (pun intended) for my silly stick figure drawings accompanying each post.
In an attempt to bring even more smiles to your sexy (or ugly) faces, I’ve gone ahead and created Stick Figure Blog. It’s a pretty straightforward site. I’ll post one stick figure cartoon per day. If you think it’s funny you can comment and tell me. If you think it’s stupid you can go milk a goat.
The ultimate goal for Stick Figure Blog would be to begin receiving reader submissions (submit your stick figure cartoon here), that would then be posted on the blog for all to see. That’s right, it would be a community art project, for all the sucky drawers of the world.
If you want to be my bestest friend in the whole wide internet world, you’ll head on over. Comment, subscribe, follow SFB on twitter, and submit your own drawing. Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll still be doing cartoons here related to my posts.
Pretty exciting news:
Well, I’m not dead, which means the PF bloggers meetup was a success. I rocked my ninja mask the whole time and spoke in a really creepy low voice so no one would be able to identify me. As my Friday post indicated, I was pretty nervous about the meetup. Wasn’t sure if people would like me, or if I would like them. But I can honestly say, PF bloggers are nowhere near as dorky as I feared they’d be. In fact, they were pretty dang cool. We did take a group picture, but I am yet to receive it, so I did my best to recreate the picture with photoshop….
Very UNexciting news:
Wife Ninja and I sat down and went over our spending in September. We had set our budget (new budget coming soon) allotment for dining out/groceries at $400/month. After reviewing Quicken, we were surprised to see $550 went towards food last month. We were $150 over budget. We spent $200 dining out and $350 on groceries. This leads me to believe one of three things…
1) We suck at finding deals and we are paying too much for groceries.
2) We sucked at setting our budget and the $400/month allocation should be more like $500/month.
3) We are pigs.
I’m convinced #3 is not the right answer, so it only leaves us with number 1 or 2. My guess is it’s a little of both. We can definitely be more intentional in buying things that are on sale or have a coupon. I also think $400/month was probably a little too low for our lifestyle. We buy most of our meat fresh and our produce from the farmers market which, as you all know isn’t cheap.
I need some help from you budget nazis out there. How much do/did you and your significant other spend on groceries/dining out each month? Is $500/month insanely high? Any inside tips to save money on our grocery bill? And lastly, have you subscribed to this blog and stick figure blog yet?!
Love you all like my mom loves making fun of me 🙂