5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #147

This stack of movies caught my eye as I headed to check out at the library on Wednesday.

My boys are big Star Wars fans, so I picked up one or two of those movies.  And there was the live action Cinderella video that I knew my daughter would love, too.  

Then I noticed that all of the movies were Disney movies…and that’s when I realized what my library had done.

They were showcasing what was basically a free version of Disney+! 

I had to laugh.

It’s so smart!  And hopefully people will take advantage of this and save on one more monthly bill.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #146

You guys seems to love these 5 ways we saved posts as much as I do!  And you may have noticed that there haven’t been as many of them lately.

Well, that’s because behind the scenes, I’ve been working my tail off to create something I think will be so helpful in your money saving journey!

Because we are all huge fans of saving money, right?

And one part of the budget that we frugal fanatics love to see how low we can go is…

…groceries.  (Of course!)

So be on the look out for more information about this soon!

(If you really can’t wait to hear more, join the waiting list and be the first to know when it’s ready!)

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #144

Sometimes it really strikes you how much the little actions you take every day add up to something big.

Take packing a lunch, for instance.  Seems like an annoying thing you “have to” do.

But if you think about it, you’re saving maybe $5 every day by packing that lunch.

Over the course of a year you’ll save $1250!!  (Not counting weekends and 2 weeks for vacation time you may or may not have…)

What you’re doing matters!  I see you working every day…and I think you rock.  🙂

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #143

Here’s a list of things that are more fun than car shopping for the third time in two years:

*A good punch in the nose.

*Watching golf on TV.

*A long drive with all 6 kids in the car.

Doing this much car shopping was never in my plans.  But I don’t get to choose how the world moves.

And luckily, we’ve been getting better at car shopping!  (I mean, after a while you kind of have to, right?)

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #142

What do you know?  Planning ahead really does save money!

Not that it’s always easy to do.  We’ve been in a season of life for months on end that made it very difficult for me to wrap my brain around meal planning and careful shopping.

I even hesitate to say that we’re “back” to planning ahead on a regular basis.  We’re just taking it a paycheck at a time.

If you have a rough season of life and you feel guilty about not saving the maximum amount of money, remember that it’s ok.  We all go through ups and downs.

One thing I’ve found to be true is that you can’t let yourself wallow in guilt.  Believe me, I’ve tried it.

When I finally stopped feeling sorry for myself (not to mention letting go of the guilt of being a frugal blogger who couldn’t be perfectly frugal all the time), that gave me the permission I needed to try again.

Because here’s life in a nutshell:

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