5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 101

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 101

Last week was an exciting milestone.  With week number 100 of the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series on the books (er, blog), that means there are 500 money saving tips in that series alone!  It’s fun to know that our family is still finding creative ways to save money.  Even better is that we get to share them with you.

In case you missed it, there’s some exciting news that comes along with this milestone!  I’m compiling all of these tips into one easy to read e-book.  I’ll be rolling out more details soon, but you’ll definitely want to be one of my subscribers when the book launches.  (Hint, hint!)  You can do that here.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 100!

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 100!

Two years ago, I decided to start celebrating the ways our family saved money each week.  Not only did this give my Hubby and me the motivation to keep working hard to pay off debt, but we hoped that sharing our money saving ideas would inspire our readers to save more, too.

The first few weeks, I wondered if I could really write about these things week after week without becoming boring and repetitive.  But over time, I realized that with the changing of the seasons, the years, and the way we do things, there’s always another way you can save money.

Based on the number of people who have read these posts, I’d say you feel the same way.  You want to save money for the things that mean the most to your own family.  It’s so nice to have a whole community of savers in one place!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 99

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 99

Last weekend, we attended my Dad’s retirement party.  People wrote ideas for his bucket list, and I couldn’t resist having a little fun with the cherry pie I made (Dad’s favorite!).

I’m so happy for him.  After all, my parents are absolute whizzes when it comes to pinching a penny.  After years of being responsible with their money, my parents are able to retire without the debt that so many others still have.

I’m keeping that in mind when we make our own money goals!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 98

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 98

Grocery shopping is a mindful process for the frugal.  I’ve shopped at a bigger chain for years, because between coupons (they often send me coupons for $20 off my purchase!), discounted gas, and deal stacking, it’s worked great for saving my family a ton of money.

But lately I’m starting to wonder if I wouldn’t be better off finding the time to shop at Aldi instead.  Is it just me, or are grocery prices climbing again?

I’ll let you know how this goes and if shopping Aldi is a money saver for our family of 7.  I have shopped at Aldi in the past, but it hasn’t been my “go to” grocery store for years.  So if you’ve got any hot Aldi tips, leave a comment!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 97

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 97

There’s nothing like a little late night (well, late for a second grader) time spent looking up a rhyme for the word “aren’t”.  Helpful hint: there are no words that rhyme with aren’t.  Luckily, I have a feeling the teacher will be pretty lenient about this.

The further I get in life, the more I realize that you don’t have to be perfect all the time.  In fact, more often than not it sets you up for failure.

So sometimes, you fudge it just a little.  Maybe you run out of money earlier in the pay period than you should have and you have to get extra creative about your spending until the next pay day.  It happens.

Or maybe you have to rhyme “aren’t” with “weren’t”.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 96

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 96

I am one lucky duck.  Early last week my nephew was born.  And late in the week, one of my bestest friends had a son, too.  How often do you get to cuddle a brand new baby at either end of a stressed out week??  It was wonderful, and I absolutely love those little bundles of joy.

In between cuddles, we’ve been cleaning and mending in preparation for cold weather.  There’s no sign of cold in southern Ohio right now (how about you?), but we all know it’s coming!  Better to be the ant than the grasshopper.

Grab a free checklist to help you get ready for the winter!

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