A man and his dog sat down at the kitchen table and thought about their financial situation. He had a good budget but he spent too much during the week. He wondered where did the money go and went through the receipts. The he remembered that he had spent money on the internet at night so he checked his account at that moment. It was difficult but he needed to be real with himself and make out a more detailed plan. That should do it. He got a cup of coffee with a pen and paper to make a daily plan. His notes looked as such:
Monday: breakfast, hot oatmeal, lunch apple and peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pizza for dinner. And a Bible study in the evening. He could buy extra pizza and freeze it for the rest of the week, or have it with friends.
Tuesday: cold cereal, banana and pbj, spaghetti. Class started that day.
Wednesday: grits and an orange, pbj and an apple, chicken salad and a potato.
Thursday: breakfast chicken quesadilla, apple and a club sandwich, and steak. Volunteer at night.
Friday: banana and cold cereal, go out to lunch with coworkers, and invite them to the weekly BBQ and potluck in the evening.
Saturday: leftovers for breakfast and lunch and go out to dinner at night.
Sunday: bacon, eggs, hash browns, and tortillas, go to church, get gas, go grocery shopping with friends with coupons and have a saving party at night.
At the end, he reviewed the plan and it looked good. He made a budget for the whole week and stuck to it. He didn’t buy anything else the whole week to stick to his budget. And he saved a lot of money. The next Sunday, he would make a new plan and budget. For that week he even made plans with his friends and had a weekly meeting. His dog looked up at him and reminded him not to forget the dog food.