I don't know if decorum requires me to be vague or not...
We found out Friday what our new paycheck will look like, without the housing allowance that we've been getting. YIKES! After taking out the regular bills of savings account, tithes, insurances, and internet & phone, we are left with about $1000 less than what we spent last month (not counting the two new computers). Of course, last month was a big spender, what with two birthdays, and moving, and all. But still.
We looked at it some today (obviously) and decided we will keep putting the money in savings; we'll need someplace to live when we get back stateside, after all. With that amount taken out of the paycheck, we will be living on just about the same as we will get when Bob retires (assuming no promotions or major changes). So if we can do this, we can do that. Right?
Anyway, I am busy looking for good bean recipes. ;-) With the budget restraints (and prices here haven't fallen, folks, except for gas), we still have to focus mainly on lowering our calorie intake while maintaining healthy habits like more fruit and whole grain. So price cuts for us will come in the form of less eating out and not buying clothes and CDs and "stuff" just because it's on sale or cute. We shall see.