I love making our budget balance. I think that using that as a guide gives me peace of mind. I know that I can do something, spend something, take care of a need when I know everything is balanced. Quicken and Quickbooks are excellent for the daily planner like me.
This week in review: Costco has become my favorite place to save. I usually stick to my list and come out with items we use at a much lower cost. I have been comparing per ounce sizes of many items between Costco and Pavilions and I'm pleasantly surprised at the savings. I've been able to stock up on toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, shampooo/conditioner, razors, etc. In addition, I find deals on cheese, milk, eggs, bread, etc. I stay away from pre-packaged foods for the most part except maybe for the frozen pizzas!
I've been using a new app on my Android phone (sorry, iPhone users), called Grocery Tracker.