5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #135

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #135

This week I managed to spill coffee on the top of my head.

That’s not relevant to saving money (I mean, ok, I did brew it at home!), but after a week of being sick, that seemed like a good mental image to show the kind of week it’s been.  😉

Luckily it wasn’t all awful.  I did manage to find a few ways to save money!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #134

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #134

Some weeks are just rough.  Life decides to take you for a ride, and you have no choice but to follow along.

That’s been the last few weeks for us.  We’ve dealt with a quickly scheduled surgery, a funeral a couple of states away, a birthday party, school functions, and the chaos of regular life.

There was a time when the fact that I couldn’t find ways to save money during the hustle and bustle of life would have added an extra layer of stress.

And to be sure, I don’t enjoy wasting money on things like fast food and other conveniences.  But I’m so glad it’s an option available to us when life is tough!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #133

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #133

Big, black spiders are a staple of any good set of Halloween decorations.  And now I know why.

Every October our home becomes infested with black wolf spiders.  It’s common for our area.  But it’s not something any of us enjoy!

After killing or shooing away 4 or 5 spiders every day, I’ve had enough.

The plastic variety are all fun and games, but I’m done with these icky creatures!  If you’ve got a great solution for spiders, let me know!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #132

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #132

There’s a new (to us) vehicle sitting in our driveway right now, which means I’ve official started baby shopping.  😉

With baby number 6 on the way, we’ve been on the hunt for an affordable 8 passenger car.  It’s almost like seeing a unicorn to find something that seats 8 on a used car lot!

That means I’m feeling a bit of sweet relief over having this chore behind us.

Although…now we have to sell one of our other cars.  So there’s that.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #131

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #131

Happy Friday!

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?  Not in the way that you’re ready to see decorations in the store or listen to Christmas music, necessarily.  (Can we celebrate at least Halloween first, please??)

I’m talking about mapping out a plan…maybe even buying some gifts!

Frugal folks are planners, so it’s time to start that plan!

If you want some extra help (or motivation!) be sure to join my mini Christmas challenge!  Sign up here to get the emails.  (Even if you already get emails from Medium Sized Family, this is a brand new list.  So if you want the challenge, you have to sign up!)

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #130

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #130

Last week I got to attend my first ever blogging conference (Bloggy Con for the curious!).  It was fantastic!

If you’ve ever gone to any sort of conference, you know that you come away from it with this “high” for accomplishing great things.  I’m so excited to pour these ideas into the blog!

The reason I was able to attend this conference was because my family could come along, too.  It’s held at Cedar Point (which is an amazing amusement park…a must do for roller coaster enthusiasts!).  The hotel we stayed at was within easy walking distance of the park.  So for 3 days, the family got to ride rides while I learned about blogging.

So after more than 2 years of paying off debt, this year we’ve been able to treat our family to a trip to Indianapolis, a vacation in Washington DC, and a fall trip to Cedar Point.

This is why you fight to get out of debt!!  You want your money to be used for the things you love the most.  Who wants to keep treading water with bill companies??

Nobody, that’s who.

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