If you follow the crowd, spending at your house will spiral out of control. I like it that my little family is different. We do not broadcast it or write books about it, but we make it a point to control our expenses rather than letting them control us. It is not about being miserly, it is about making sure there is always enough. We make it a point to save on all purchases and our monthly bills. I recently went to saveoninternet.us/satellite-internet/ to see about cutting our Internet costs without cutting back speed or quality of service.
Neither my wife or I have been fond of waste. We are not ultra-conservationist types. We are just prudent like our grandparents are. We have neighbors who live a little excessively, especially when you see how little they actually make. Some people have caviar tastes on a canned soup income. We are not like that. We make sure the kids see the bills we pay every month. They see how much it costs for their broadband Internet. The see the checks written out to cover the electricity and gas bills. They are responsible for overages on the data plan for their cell phones. Responsibility prompts action. If you know you have to pay for it, you will not waste it.
I was really happy when we were sitting around the kitchen table paying the bills the other day and they offered a way of saving money on our Internet service. We all looked at the saveoninternet.us/satellite-internet/ together to see if it would work for us. Compared to what we were paying for Internet service, the savings was obvious. We voted on it as a family after reading the fine print and switched Internet service. It is how we do things here at our house. We are trying to teach the kids to survive on their own.