So, I was making my budget for the New Year, and I had an idea. I sort out my food spending by groceries, restaurants, coffee shops, fast food - you get the idea. Our household spending on food is average for a family of our size and income level. So other than sighing over the eating-out categories and resolving to be a more moral person next year, I wasn't planning any major changes.
Then I thought, I really do try to source local meat and produce. I go out of my way to buy it. Why not have a "Local Products" subcategory and find out at the end of 2013 how much my efforts paid in concrete terms, i.e. dollars flowing into my local foodshed?
For those of us who itemize our spending, what other "positive spending" categories could we try in 2013? Should we have monthly "Good Spend Challenge" threads to complement the traditional No Spend threads?