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I did it!

October 29th, 2012 at 03:24 pm

Update on my 5 day no spend challenge. Success! I went the whole five days without spending. I know I saved myself lots of money that would have been spent on food or snacks at work and after. It was kind of freeing in a way. Lots of times after work I think about going by the store to pick up a needed item. But, since I wasn't spending, I was able to just go on home and use whatever I had at home.
I put two dinners in the crock pot as a result. They were ready for me when I got home. So I was very happy with the results of my challenge.
I will do it again soon.
Great news on the home front. My son-in-law got a job with Direct TV installing internet and cable. He is feeling so much better about himself.
My husband is working again as well. He left our home in Texas on Saturday morning and is now in Richmond, Virginia waiting out the storm. He is an insurance adjuster and he will be doing loss claims for All State.
So everyone in my household is employed. Thank the good Lord for that!

June 11th, 2011 at 02:44 pm

Very Thankful This Morning

October 19th, 2010 at 01:48 pm

My DH arrived safe and sound last night after being away from home since the end of June. He was working in Pennsylvania and we live in Texas, so it took him 2 days to drive home. I am just always so thankful that God takes care of him and gets him safely back home. He makes good money, but I sure hate for him to be gone.

Spending:
$20 - Christmas gifts for DGS to give to relatives (art magnets).

Saved $30 at Walmart last night!

January 15th, 2007 at 04:26 pm

In a way we saved $30 at Walmart last night as a result of using this website and finally starting to pay close attention to our everyday spending habits!
I found a blanket on the clearance isle marked down to $20 from $36 that I put in my basket. Hubby was kind enough to talk me out of it reminding me we have lots of blankets at home and since we live in South Texas how much do we really need blankets anyway!!!!
He talked himself out of two magazines (his absolute downfall) at a tune of $10. So we really came home $30 richer because normally we would have let each other have our "indulgences" just so we could get what we thought we wanted.
I am getting the hang of this now. Scary thought!
Hubby wanted to make a trip to Walmart Sat. night just for deoderant! Reminded him he could just wait until we went the next day and save the gas money.
Bought gas at Walmart saving 3 cents per gallon after putting money on the card and paying for it with the chase card and earning rewards that way too!
Very, very good.
Rolled the rest of the coins for a grand total of $111.00 more or less.
Will have the actual total when I take it to the bank and open a savings account.

Found a great website - answer to prayers!

January 13th, 2007 at 08:09 pm

Finally found what I have been looking for, praying for, help I need to get started saving money. Need this sort of daily reminder for trying to save and why I'm trying to save and actually saving some money.
Been too long a spender and wondered why we never had any money left over. Always spent everything we had. Wanted to live like the rich people live. HA!

Fianlly got around to rolling the coins we have had in the jars for so many years now.
Will take it to the bank and open a savings account on Tuesday after Martin Luther King holiday.