Cooking is good!!! A simple meal like pasta with meat sauce can cost us $15 maximum in what we used to cook and can eat more than once whereas going to the restaurant to eat the same thing will cost the two of us a total of about $40 and $50 or more once we add tips. You might be thinking that this isn’t a lot but it does add up when you think about it. Don’t get me wrong, we do go out to eat and have a good time but, as one of our New Year commitment, we want to make good financial decisions that will allow us to save more and spend less instead of save less and spend more.
This year is a time that we need to look back and ask ourselves “What am I doing to save more?” Now, your situation might not be in regards to food but it could be in clothes, shoes, purses, makeup…you fill in the gap. I can’t speak for anybody out there but, if my husband and I have a goal to help another family who are suffering or have been evicted from their house, pay their rent or help them to get back on their feet, I would definitely go this route and save. Trust me it’s not easy but through discipline, you can accomplish this goal. Each day, each week, ask yourself a financial question “Am I growing in my finances or am I declining in my finances?” I don’t know about you or where you are in your finances but I encourage you to take a further step to save more than spend more. Find someone you feel in your heart who is really struggling and do something to help him or her. Whether it’s buying an extra diaper, wipes, taking them to get their hair or nails done, just do it as the Spirit leads you.
One of the things that I enjoy about cooking is that I get creative in the kitchen trying to put the spices and ingredients together using what we have. I also enjoy seeing my husband eat my food when he comes home and I love preparing dinner like the picture in this blog. He really loves good home cooked meals. You need to love who you are and what you do. I love being a mom, a wife, a blogger, a YouTuber, a Tyra Beautytainer…all that jazz! It’s fun for me and you need to do something fun for yourself while you eat well and DON’T BREAK THE BANK!!!