I've recently found myself (many times!) in a state of confusion and frustration in terms of my wants and needs. Hubby and I purposefully live within our means, while putting a little off to the side in savings and paying off our credit card each month. There are the obvious needs of food, water, shelter, and clothing but is anything after that a real need? How do people decide what to buy on top of that? Trying to live a frugal lifestyle, I cringe when we go out to eat, but LOVE doing it. I've stopped buying clothing at superstores and buy nicer that lasts longer. How do you find the middle ground between wants and needs?
A great way to save time, money, and some water on dishes is batch cooking. Check out today's post over at Small Notebook for tips!