Feb42009

Thinking of new ways to save

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So with this economic crisis, I am looking for new ways to become a “recessionista”.

I’m saving as much as I can, even if it’s really pennies. While I’m saving, I’m also trying to not cut back too much on the things my family enjoys.
What’s the point of life if you can’t enjoy it?
I’m just looking for more creative ways to do things. I’m watching for sales (7 sheets of scrap booking paper $1 at Michael’s) and I’m watching how much time we spend on M’s skating.
We’ve cut back, but not cut out.
We’re downsizing to one car. My hubby will be carpooling with a friend to work, and I’ll be picking him up. We are paying off a credit card next week, so with that, we’ll be saving about $800 a month. Nice chunk of change. We’ll also be saving on our car insurance too, by being down to one car. I’m hoping by next year that I will have saved enough for a down payment on a house, although right now the smarter thing to do is rent. We’ll have to wait and see!

I’ve also been checking out a site, called $5 Dinners. It’s run by Erin, and she is awesome! I’ve tried her system (not fully mind you) and it saved me 39% off my grocery bill. How cool is that?

So with this crazy financial state, where are you looking to cut back, and what are your goals for saving?

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  1. (1.) JenniferFebruary 7th, 2009

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