5 Ways We've Saved Money This Week Series

Looking for lots of creative money saving tips?  Look no further!  Here are links to posts in my “5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week” series.

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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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 95

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 95

After riding the struggle bus for a good couple of months, we finally had some good news this week.  We’ve paid off credit card number 2!!!  Only imaginary balloons fell from the sky, but it was good enough for me!

What a relief to no longer have to divide our attention.  From here on out, all extra money will be devoted to one cause only: the last credit card.  This one is a medium sized guy… actually half the size of the first one we tackled.  So we’re hoping it falls fast!  We’re projected to be debt free in March.  Keep pushing us!  We love your cheers and encouragement.  <3

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 94

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 94

I call myself a stay at home mom, but between volunteering at school, keeping up with our family’s schedule, and running a blog, “stay at home” has a pretty loose definition.  Like always, when things get busy you can expect even more things to go wrong.  Busy begets busy.

So I’m making it a point to take at least one walk per day and literally blowing off steam whenever I can.  This article has some good ideas that I intend to try today!  (Good thing I have bananas on hand!)

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #93

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #93

When times get tough, the first place to start cutting costs is on food.  I’ve spent a lot of time this week cooking from scratch so we can stretch the grocery budget.

Having food ready to go makes life easier for the whole family!

Our family has spent 20 months paying off debt.  One thing that helps us get through is weekly check ins.  So on Fridays, I like to think about all the things we’ve done for the week to save money.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 92

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 92

In case you aren’t familiar with our story, our family is wading through month number 20 of paying off a big chunk of debt.  We’ve stuck with the plan through thick and thin.

In late July our ratty old paid off van quit on us.  And now my computer died.  It wasn’t even that old!  We have no idea what happened to it (though I suspect the kids…ahem.)

I’m kind of glad all of this is happening now rather than a year ago.  I might have been more tempted to give up then.  Now it just makes me double down on my resolve to be out of debt so we can have a deeper savings account for problems like this!

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