I spent yesterday afternoon running errands with my bff. We went... moreI spent yesterday afternoon running errands with my bff. We went to Kohls for a couple of pairs of capris for me. I needed a white pair and a black pair. I found what I needed and a couple of tops. Everything was on sale and I had Kohls cash, and rewards cash to take the bill down even further. My final bill was $18.45. I saved $145! My DH was happy with that shopping trip. Then we went to Wamart to pick up stuff for her parents. When I got home I finished the laundry so now I just need to put it all away. DD called and wanted to see if I could watch Grandson for a little bit so his daddy can go to the hospital to see his uncle who is dying so I may have grandson for a few hours today. It's going to be around 90 degrees today so we will be grilling something outside for dinner. less
Well...my "no spend" saturday didn't work out because I found a ... moreWell...my "no spend" saturday didn't work out because I found a cool solar oven on craigslist...and I really really really want one. In fact, if today's event doesn't work out (root digging with the Tribe I work for), I'm totally getting a can of biscuits and trying out the new oven. It was 100$ so I'm really hoping there is a pay back in food, fun, and fuel savings. new it would have been over 450$ (solar chef...hand made in oregon a while ago and still in great shape). Sigh. less
I save coins and ones, and when the coin jar is heavy enough I t... moreI save coins and ones, and when the coin jar is heavy enough I take it and the ones to the bank and deposit it. My bank doesn't charge me for the unrolled coins. The deposited coins and ones then get moved to savings. Jill
I am trying to balance paying down debt and saving a little with... moreI am trying to balance paying down debt and saving a little with bonuses, that end this weekend. I did make a whole extra payment on my most expensive credit card, I decided that was a good use of the extra.
It was an easy way for me to save when I bought script gift card... moreIt was an easy way for me to save when I bought script gift cards during the year and used them for Christmas presents. I haven't had luck with coins as mik is 50 cents at school, and when the kids take cold lunch I am scrounging for change. The same with bills, I am searching for ones for a little cash for tooth fairy, money for a muffin and coffee at the high school every two weeks when they have coffeehouse, and a few dollars for the teens for whatever. The coffeehouse is great, the special ed kids sell coffee, hot chocolate, juice, and muffins and they get some skills, make connections, and all the kids love a chance for "TJ Coffeehouse." (They go to Thomas Jefferson school.) less
Wasn't sure exactly where to post this, so thought I'd put it in... moreWasn't sure exactly where to post this, so thought I'd put it in here. Brandy please move if you think it should go elsewhere!
Barnes & Noble is doing their summer reading program again. Details here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570
Have your child read 8 books, fill out the journal (there's a .pdf to it on the link) and take it to Barnes & Noble. Your child then gets to choose a free book off the reading list by grade level.
I have always been a believer in saving my coins and dollar bill... moreI have always been a believer in saving my coins and dollar bills. This has been my Christmas savings for many years.
Coins and dollar bills were not spent and went into a jar where they were forgotten about until fall. Then I would roll the coins, stack the ones and head to the bank to exchange them for larger bills. All that cash Christmas shopping became the start for the next year's spending as coins and ones were put back into the jar.
It seemed a very sound way to pick up a little extra. I never noticed the change disappearing from my budget and I always ended up with a little money. Seems sound right?
The Dollar Stretcher has an article up that suggests the coin savings may not be the savings they used to be. I might be actually losing money?
Losing money?!? How can that be?
So I opened the article to read and I think you should too. Let me know if you are losing money or if it's still the good ol' savings it used to be.
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