This week we had it out about the cable bill. My DH is disabled and his joy is watching sports. While I have done everything I can to pay for the cable, it has become too expensive. So we hashed it out and he agreed to call the cable company and try to get the bill reduced. No luck. They wouldn't give us the intro special prices that they are advertising. So I contacted the local phone company and I can save over $50 for basically the same services. Cha-ching!! My yearly goal was to reduce our budgeted costs by $50 and I have been able to reduce it by $109 so far! We cancelled the car we sold off of the insurance policy last month. I am so happy about saving $109 per month! This is HUGE!
I packed my lunch all week! That is 2 weeks in a row now! I just have to keep it going!
I used left over pot roast to make vegetable beef soup. We had it for supper the next night and for several lunches! It was yummy if I do say so myself!
We had one meatless meal for supper. And this week I got a call from my Dr. saying my cholesterol is too high and to start eating low fat. So more meatless meals are in my future along with oatmeal for breakfast.
I did get 2 of the pork tenderloins at Kroger. I had them sliced pretty thin to make more servings therefore more meals.
I found salad mix reduced so we had a nice salad with dinner Saturday night. I am trying to incorporate more salads and greens in our diet.
I washed 2 loads of towels and hung them to dry. The kids grumbled that they were stiff but they will get over it. Saved about 2 hours of drying time! Every little bit helps!
I take my Mother to the Goodwill every Saturday, and while I find some great bargains, I tend to spend too much money. So my new Goodwill budget is now $5. While it was hard to stick to, I did it! I put the things I would have liked to get in the cart then before leaving, I decided exactly what I needed/wanted the most up to $5. It worked! I only spent $4.65.
I have decided to tryout selling some things on E-bay. That way I get rid of stuff/clutter and maybe I'll make a little cash in the bargain! Win, win!
We have been keeping the thermostat set on 65 degrees. Lordy, I cannot wait until it warms up some I'm cold!!
I did stick to our $50 grocery budget this week. I am going to have to get very creative to make this work, but I am going to do my best!
What have you been doing to save money this week?