- Free money for myself and husband
- Eating out
- Car insurance (we pay bi-yearly)
- Health and Beauty
So far it's been working out very well. It definitely helps us realize how much we mindlessly spend and think about our purchases more. For instance I'm much less tempted to spend my free money on lunches out when I could instead buy clothes.
Also by taking the cash out ahead of time you don't risk over spending and then not having money in the account when the bills start to roll in.
I'm not gonna lie. It's a bit depressing when you realize how easy it is to go through these envelopes so quickly. We've spend 75% of our entertainment budget and it's only the 6th of the month. I guess we'll be learning to find some even cheaper activities.
All in all its a learning process, but I do enjoy knowing exactly how much I have to spend and feeling confident that we have enough money to pay all of our bills and put a lot into savings.
Anyone use the envelope system and have any tips?