Posts filed under ‘Spending’

5 Simple Steps to Save on Groceries

Did you know that the average family of four spends $718 a month on groceries? That’s $8,600 per year. If you’re looking for some ways to help you save at the register, check out these money-saving tips from Terri Gault, founder of the GroceryGame.com (more…)

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July 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm 1 comment

Baloney and the economy

I came across this article on Yahoo! News via The Motley Fool this morning that I have to share. I’m not going to waste anytime, so here you go. (more…)

July 25, 2008 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

I busted our budget

Where I work, they provide a deli for employees to use during lunch hours. Prior to June, the deli was run through a partnership with a local high school that would give students some work experience. Because of that setup, the deli wasn’t always the most pleasant place, but it was convenient. There were days that weren’t so convenient however. Like, short days, snow days, and school holidays. On those days the deli was closed. (more…)

July 2, 2008 at 9:05 am 2 comments

Do we really use envelopes?

This question was posed on the LLNOE forums by KEDkrafty. The simple answer, yes. From my experience teaching Financial Peace University over the last two and half years, folks are a bit reluctant using the envelope system for one reason or another. Many have issues carrying cash for the fear of being mugged. I’ve even come across folks who just plain don’t like cash because it’s dirty. To many, it’s more convenient to use plastic, either debit/check card or credit card. Whatever the reason may be, there’s always some apprehension toward envelopes. (more…)

March 4, 2008 at 10:19 am 1 comment

We bought a car

We’ve been having some car problems over the last few months. First, our brakes were going out, so we got those fixed. Then, an oil leak was getting worse and worse, so we took the car in to get that fixed. It was at that time that we were told they couldn’t fix the oil leak. “Quite frankly,” the mechanic said, “it wouldn’t be worth it. The engine is going out, and you either need to get a new engine or replace the car. I’d recommend the latter.” The only problem, we thought, was that we didn’t have enough money for that. (more…)

February 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

Both sides of the story .. holiday spending in 2007

A CNN Money article today portrayed yet another ‘failing economy’ story that I believe to be one-sided. Although the statistics in the story are accurate, they are misrepresented and biased. How so? Well, I seem to expect the media to give the whole story less and less. Depending on which sites you frequent to get your daily news, you’re not getting a true representation of reality. Some sites happen to be more negative than others, and it’s getting annoying. I just want the truth, not that particular site’s take on it. (more…)

January 10, 2008 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Saving money on simple holiday gift bags

I created beautiful holiday gift bags for 20 people for only $50. That works out to about $2.50 per person. I was able to do that by putting the gift bags together myself with homemade goodies. (more…)

December 14, 2007 at 12:04 pm 3 comments

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