5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #126

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #126

Summer is by far my favorite season.  Which makes it an even bigger bummer when we get sick this time of year.

When I’m not feeling great, I’m even more grateful for kids that are willing to pull their own weight!  With their help, we’ve been able to keep the house running pretty smoothly.

We’re all pretty tired of Netflix now, though.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #125

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #125

It was a little surprising to get mail from the dealer that we bought our van from just 10 months ago.  Guess what?  They want to buy our van back from us!

It’s time for an upgrade!

I had to shake my head.  Marketing like this must work, and it’s a shame.  There’s no way they would pay us back anything close to what we paid them last year.  And people who fall for this are probably rolling lost money into a new payment plan.

Cars are already expensive enough without feeling like you deserve an upgrade every year!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #124

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #124

Ever have one of those months when it seems like you’re hit by one big expense after another?  It’s a bummer that this is happening to us before we were able to establish our sinking funds.

But experiencing it reminds you why you should keep moving towards that goal, even when it’s hard!

If you face disappointments like this from time to time and want an encouraging place to turn to, be sure to join our Facebook group!  We always love to have another friendly face…uh, profile picture.  😉

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #123

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #123

Summer is in full swing (well, summer break, anyway).  We have a long list of fun things we love to do, and most of those things are cheap or even free!

We’re taking advantage of as many of those things as we can.  But the best part about summer is that we can also choose to skip any of those things if we aren’t up for it.

A slow summer of doing projects around the house, or even just doing nothing at all (gasp!) can be just the thing for busy families.

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