5 Ways We've Saved Money This Week Series
Looking for lots of creative money saving tips? Look no further! Here are links to posts in my “5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week” series.
When I agreed to help build a brand new non-profit PTO from scratch with a few other enthusiastic parents, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! We’ve been working hard to get everything ready for back to school on a very limited budget.
At least I knew a little about dealing with a budget anyway!
Needless to say, I’m a little fried from all of that busyness, so I apologize for not getting a new 5 Ways post up last week. I’m glad you didn’t give up on me!
Piles, piles everywhere! School hasn’t even started yet, and I already feel behind. The house is full of piles of half finished projects, school supplies, things that are usually in our minivan, and (of course) laundry mountain.
It’s been another super busy week, but we’ve managed to save throughout the week, too! Our credit card debt is dropping, and every week gets us that much closer to the freedom that comes with escaping credit card debt.
It’s fair week, and for the first time in years we aren’t showing any animals. It’s an odd mix of wishing we had our goats and lambs over there and relief that I don’t have to deal with all that stress!
Showing animals is an expensive adventure, and it takes up a lot of time. By taking a year off, we are getting debt free faster and enjoying a slower pace in between baseball season and band camp.
Have you ever made a big change? Just stopped doing something you’ve always done? We have parts of our lives that seem permanent and we don’t give them much thought. But remember that you can stop doing things that become more stress than they’re worth.
(We’ll probably show animals again, but it will be simplified! Two goats rather than five…)
The 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series is getting a little face lift! What do you think of the new photo? Design is definitely not my strong suit, but I’m trying to make my graphics easier to read. So let me know what you think of this and other pictures you’re seeing around the blog.
I’m doing all of this for you guys, after all. If you can’t read it or don’t like it, I will change it all! 🙂
Every Friday I celebrate the small wins that have led us closer to our big hairy goal of paying off thousands in credit card debt. We’ve been working on this goal for 19 months now. We have times that it’s easier, and times when it’s just plain hard.
Summer vacation isn’t complete without a week at Vacation Bible School. So the kids are enjoying that this week. It’s a free way for them to grow closer to God (not to mention others in our community).
I love to get there a little before pick up time and listen to them sing. The first day I thought there was a choir! It feeds my soul, and they come home more relaxed (so I suspect it’s the same for them).