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End of August OMG

August 31st, 2008 at 10:45 am

Well it is the end of August. Time has flown by really fast.

This week got paid for a lot of my mystery shopping and audits. Applied those to a bill and will not see it anymore.

DH has been nagging for a couple of weeks about a new vehicle for me. Ours isn't doing so hot. So I got us preapproved for a loan and found out about the insurance. Now we just need to find it.

Which bring us to September and how we will need to tighten the belt if we get a new vehicle.

Sunny Sunday Revalation

August 24th, 2008 at 06:47 pm

Okay I was out doing some audits for my "part-time" job and realized that I needed to do the grocery shopping. Didn't want to have to drive all the way to the grocery store (kinda out of the way). I was 1 block from the big Super Walmart. All I can say is WOW.

Normally I try not to shop there. I feel it does take away from the mom and pop stores.

Well did the shopping and started to notice that things we cheaper. Not like 5 or 10 cents cheaper, but like $1 or more cheaper. Only had $48 to spend and I only went over by .54.

Also found out that there is an Aldi's 1 block away. So I may now have to do my shopping in these two places. It will save me lots of money.

New beginnings

August 23rd, 2008 at 05:55 am

Hi All

It has been a little while since I updated. A lot of things have changed since the last time I was on.

1. I got a new job at work. It is basically a lateral move but it is doing projects. So instead of doing the same thing all the time I will be changing focus every couple of weeks. Avoiding burnout

2. DD started school. That is the expensive part. Since we are in High School now you don't get the supply lists in advance. Thankfully everything but 1 item was in the tub of school supplies.

3. Making a little progress of getting rid of items in my house. I am either freecycling or selling them depending on their condition. It is working out pretty good. Slow process but still better than nothing.

4. DH and I sat down and talked about money and goals. We will probably move in about 4 years. Have a few things to update in the house before then. Starting the savings funds for those items. Hopefully we can get two things off the list this year. Also we will need a newer car soon. Have to start saving for that as well. Which means that the belt will need to be tightened a little more.