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What a week.  I decided to migrate my blog to Siteground.  Everything was finished and ready to go, when I made a small adjustment….and broke the whole blog.

I was so frustrated!  After a lot of back and forth between a few different sites, we finally got it working again.  It took all day.

I guess the good thing is that I was able to test Siteground’s customer service on day one.  I would certainly recommend them!   They were very patient and helpful.  (You can try them out for 3 months for free if you use my referral link!)

But let’s get down to the task at hand.  Every Friday I collect the ways that we saved money this week.  You can read the entire series here.

The 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week

More money saving tips from a family paying off debt

Team Pictures

Two of the four baseball/softball teams that our kids play with needed team photos taken.  Our usual photographer was out of town.  My friend decided she would just take the pictures for one of the teams herself.

That got me to thinking.  I’ve improved my photography skills over the past years.  I could probably get away with taking some baseball pictures!  So I gave it a go.

I’m not as good as a professional, and my editing skills are non-existent.  But they turned out good enough!  I was able to give copies of the pictures to all the parents for free.  That saved all of us money!

Coach Gifts

When you have a good coach, you’ve got to take care of them.  Even a small token of gratitude means a lot to volunteers.  You wouldn’t believe the trouble volunteers go through for our kids.  If you have people like this in your life, be sure to thank them!

My Hubby decided to save a few game balls and have all the boys sign them for the Dads that have helped so much this year.  It’s a fun way to give them a small memory of the year.

                                      Our little guy left his bike out in a downpour. This mudprint cracked me up!

Skipping Investments

My Hubby has become really interested in the stock market.  I’m happy about it, because (hopefully) it won’t be too long until this debt is gone.  And that will leave us in a position to start investing some more money.  (We do contribute to a 401(k) type of account to a smaller degree already.)

He’s been staying the #yearofno course though, even when it’s been really tempting to buy small bits of stock here and there.

Grocery Games

Kroger stores are running an instant win game right now.  Try it out here!  I managed to win some Hillshire Farms smoked sausage, which was fun!  I also actually remembered to redeem my Friday Freebie.

Summer Reading

The kids and I all earned some prizes from the public library for the summer reading program.  We got some free books and other fun stuff.

I read a book that was outside my comfort zone and did it in just a few weeks time.  I’m so happy that I’ve made reading a priority this summer!

Those are the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week!

I’m glad the blog is back up and running, because I’d definitely miss connecting with you guys. 🙂

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How did you save this week?