Earlier this spring here is a picture of our "date night".
yeah, we went on a nice romantic date to Subway and split a $5 foot long! i think we split a bag of cheetos too and each had a free cup of water. i think total it was like $5.77 or something?
Why? well, it was the end of the month (the last Friday of March i think) and we were out of date night money. the budget was empty. the envelope that said "date night" on it that at one point was full of cash was now completely empty.
But - my wife found an old Subway gift card with a little bit left on it... just enough to pay for our nice dinner there. it was awesome. seriously. a cool night.
*Dave would say we're "living like no one else so that later we can live like no one else."
it would have been easy to whip out the credit card and go to Outback and a movie and drop $60 or $70, but we chose to do the whole night for free with a Subway gift card. that's just the way we roll. it's all part of the plan.
we think the plan is pretty awesome. i'm hard core about the budget. we do not go over or spend money we don't have.
but i'm also hard core about a weekly date night. we're gonna go out together no matter what.
so, in order to stick to our financial plan that might mean we rock some $5 foot longs every once in a while...
that's cool with me.
*I think i'll write over the next 1-2 weeks about our "Total Money Makeover" and how it's changed our lives.