Devin and I have a budget. I use a spreadsheet I created to track where all of our money goes each month. We are usually pretty good about staying within the budgeted amount...except in the food category.
We were getting tired of going over so we tried something new for April. We withdrew cash for our budged amount for groceries and kept it in an envelope and used ONLY that to pay for food this month. That was nice just for the fact that I didn't have so many debits to keep track of. So, how did we do? We have $20 left! That's such an improvement from going like $100 over sometimes! It was nice to see that when we really tried and planned, we were able to stay within our budget!