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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8550 on: March 09, 2017, 11:20:49 AM »
Re-booked my rental car and cancelled my previous reservation. I've been doing this all month. The price has dropped  from $220.92 to $203. Curious to see if the price will continue to drop before our trip starts in two weeks.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8551 on: March 09, 2017, 11:38:23 AM »
Yesterday I got a $100 check from my mom for my birthday. Today I deposited it in the bank and then bought $100 of VTSMX in our SEP IRA. Loving that I just reduced my 2016 taxable income.

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« Reply #8552 on: March 09, 2017, 12:10:15 PM »
Looked at fancy-ass baskets online--want some for storage in my new, unfurnished apartment. Hmmm, $60, $80, $129...but attractive. Went to Aldi's and grocery-shopped for the week, then went to the Dollar Store next door to Aldi and bought a great, big, artisanal-looking basket for $10. Looks great--like something I would have picked up on an expedition to some tribal outback place. Filled it up with household linens, thus freeing up shelf space for other things. Done.

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« Reply #8553 on: March 09, 2017, 06:01:23 PM »
Picked up free disposable nursing pads via my Buy Nothing group. I plan on primarily using cloth nursing pads, but I know there'll be times when disposable is a better option, and it's nice not to have to pay for them :-)

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« Reply #8554 on: March 09, 2017, 06:51:50 PM »
Picked up free disposable nursing pads via my Buy Nothing group. I plan on primarily using cloth nursing pads, but I know there'll be times when disposable is a better option, and it's nice not to have to pay for them :-)

Too funny- I picked up cloth ones from my buy nothing group yesterday! Apparently never used.  I have some disposables left from last pregnancy when I needed th before I had a chance to find cloth, so I'm also set for both types.

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« Reply #8555 on: March 09, 2017, 06:56:59 PM »
Picked up free disposable nursing pads via my Buy Nothing group. I plan on primarily using cloth nursing pads, but I know there'll be times when disposable is a better option, and it's nice not to have to pay for them :-)

Too funny- I picked up cloth ones from my buy nothing group yesterday! Apparently never used.  I have some disposables left from last pregnancy when I needed th before I had a chance to find cloth, so I'm also set for both types.

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« Reply #8556 on: March 10, 2017, 10:44:35 AM »
Going to install new rotors and pads today myself (with bf's assistance) because a shop quoted me $420 JUST FOR LABOR for 4 rotors+pads. And $77 EACH ROTOR. I got the whole set (rotors + pads) for less than what I would have paid for their shitty rotors, and I got a nice performance set too because it wasn't too much more. They may save money due to better heat dissipation and less warping issues, who knows.

Going to do this in a parking lot too. No excuses! If you're hesitating to do your own repairs, do the easy ones like brakes/rotors! I almost took the lazy way out until I realized how stupid that would have been.

Money saved today: $470+ even after buying a couple tools and lubricants needed for the job

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8557 on: March 10, 2017, 12:01:45 PM »
Going to install new rotors and pads today myself (with bf's assistance) because a shop quoted me $420 JUST FOR LABOR for 4 rotors+pads. And $77 EACH ROTOR. I got the whole set (rotors + pads) for less than what I would have paid for their shitty rotors, and I got a nice performance set too because it wasn't too much more. They may save money due to better heat dissipation and less warping issues, who knows.

Going to do this in a parking lot too. No excuses! If you're hesitating to do your own repairs, do the easy ones like brakes/rotors! I almost took the lazy way out until I realized how stupid that would have been.

Money saved today: $470+ even after buying a couple tools and lubricants needed for the job

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« Reply #8558 on: March 10, 2017, 07:26:04 PM »
Way to go marielle!

Today I built a CD ladder with cash that is slated for college expenses. The rate topped out at 1.55% for the 2-year CD, which is better than the 0% it has been earning for too long. A thread on this forum kicked my ass into gear on that one. Also made my 2016 and 2017 tIRA contributions. Just need to remember to put that into mutual funds once the transaction settles.

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« Reply #8559 on: March 10, 2017, 09:08:46 PM »
Was invited to lunch by a friend.  We went out to eat last night.  I agreed to join him, but I made a salad and brought it with me to the sandwich place.  Social interaction and homemade food FTW!

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« Reply #8560 on: March 11, 2017, 01:17:38 AM »
So badly wanted to order in dinner after a busy day, but instead threw the chicken that's been defrosting in the oven, cooked up some mashed potatoes and steamed some broccoli and carrots.

Husband was going to go to the grocery store tomorrow to pick up an easy dinner for when his parents come to visit. Instead, I made a chili today and threw it all in the crockpot. Will pull it out of the fridge and heat on low all day. Also have some refrigerator bread to make into a crusty loaf of bread. Daughter is planning to make a banana cake with all the black bananas we have.

Shopped for a few things at the dollar store.

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« Reply #8561 on: March 11, 2017, 04:15:29 AM »
Forgot to take my lunch to work one day this week, and I resisted the temptation to buy lunch.  (I remembered MMM's funny post about "lift up your shirt and look down folks, and you'll see that your next meal is pre-installed", and I remembered how tough Linda from Norway was last week when she had no food at work.) 

Today I'm going to use up a ton of aging stuff in the fridge to pre-make a huge pot of stew and freeze it, so I'll have lunches for a week.   

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« Reply #8562 on: March 11, 2017, 06:11:45 AM »
The big accomplishment of the week was replacing my Macbook display, which cracked when I tripped over the power cord. It was still sort of usable, but extremely annoying to have a 4 inch spider web shaped black area at the top, plus flickering lines running all across and down the screen.  Getting it fixed at a local store would have been something like $650, but I ordered a used display online for $200 which looks like new.  I had some setbacks installing it, as I didn't have the right size Pentalobe screwdriver (but found a tiny flathead which worked in most of the screws) and then one screw wouldn't come out so I had to go to the Apple Store where they "loosened" it for me as a courtesy... but I had to pay $3 for mall parking.

Then I had to find a window of time where my kids wouldn't disturb me while I took my laptop apart. But thanks to iFixit's excellent instructions, I now have crystal clear window to the world again!

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« Reply #8563 on: March 11, 2017, 08:40:49 AM »
I was looking at buying a fancy handmade kombucha crock from Etsy, but they couldn't do the glaze color I wanted.  Yesterday I found 2 gallon glass beverage dispensers at TJMaxx for $16.99.  I ended up buying two, which will actually improve my kombucha-making process over having a single crock.  Still need to buy stainless spigots to replace the cheap ones on the dispensers, but all in, it will still be almost $200 less than the Etsy crock, and more versatile.

Completed a $4 mail-in rebate this morning.

Planning to plant lots of veggie seeds in the garden this weekend, and clean up the front yard landscaping (not that I every hire someone else to do this).

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« Reply #8564 on: March 11, 2017, 09:43:27 AM »
Cut my own hair this morning! :)

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« Reply #8565 on: March 11, 2017, 09:59:55 AM »
Bought a 2nd hand kiddie seat for my bike so that our youngest son with DS can have some fun and strengthen his muscles at the same time. Saved about 45,-.

Also made a small detour on the way back, bought supplies at the big Chinese grocerer which is a lot cheaper than the smaller one in our city. We stocked up on the basics so no splurges :)

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« Reply #8566 on: March 11, 2017, 11:00:53 AM »
Staying at our mountain cabin. There is no shop anymore, so no temptations. We brought 30 liters of water from home. That is all the water we'll use the whole weekend with 2 people.
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« Reply #8567 on: March 11, 2017, 11:08:46 AM »
The big accomplishment of the week was replacing my Macbook display, which cracked when I tripped over the power cord. It was still sort of usable, but extremely annoying to have a 4 inch spider web shaped black area at the top, plus flickering lines running all across and down the screen.  Getting it fixed at a local store would have been something like $650, but I ordered a used display online for $200 which looks like new.  I had some setbacks installing it, as I didn't have the right size Pentalobe screwdriver (but found a tiny flathead which worked in most of the screws) and then one screw wouldn't come out so I had to go to the Apple Store where they "loosened" it for me as a courtesy... but I had to pay $3 for mall parking.

Then I had to find a window of time where my kids wouldn't disturb me while I took my laptop apart. But thanks to iFixit's excellent instructions, I now have crystal clear window to the world again!

This is amazing! Broken electronic devices scare the heck out of me, but I will have to try iFixit the next time something breaks.

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« Reply #8568 on: March 11, 2017, 01:45:17 PM »
Forgot to take my lunch to work one day this week, and I resisted the temptation to buy lunch.  (I remembered MMM's funny post about "lift up your shirt and look down folks, and you'll see that your next meal is pre-installed", and I remembered how tough Linda from Norway was last week when she had no food at work.) 

Today I'm going to use up a ton of aging stuff in the fridge to pre-make a huge pot of stew and freeze it, so I'll have lunches for a week.   

I love it when we inspire each other around here, and I think it's great that you gave credit where credit is due!  I posted this elsewhere last night, but yesterday I realized that because my bills and spending have been lower so far this month than I'd expected (I only get paid once a month and I'm halfway between pay periods) that my budget isn't as tight as I'd thought it was.  But, I'm working on paying down debt.  So, inspired by a case study thread started by dashh, instead of loosening my budget, I went ahead and made an extra payment on my CC, which will reduce the interest slightly on my next bill.

The big accomplishment of the week was replacing my Macbook display, which cracked when I tripped over the power cord. It was still sort of usable, but extremely annoying to have a 4 inch spider web shaped black area at the top, plus flickering lines running all across and down the screen.  Getting it fixed at a local store would have been something like $650, but I ordered a used display online for $200 which looks like new.  I had some setbacks installing it, as I didn't have the right size Pentalobe screwdriver (but found a tiny flathead which worked in most of the screws) and then one screw wouldn't come out so I had to go to the Apple Store where they "loosened" it for me as a courtesy... but I had to pay $3 for mall parking.

Then I had to find a window of time where my kids wouldn't disturb me while I took my laptop apart. But thanks to iFixit's excellent instructions, I now have crystal clear window to the world again!

This is amazing! Broken electronic devices scare the heck out of me, but I will have to try iFixit the next time something breaks. 

I am really hard on my laptops and phones, and have broken screens more than once.  For the phone, one time I paid $100 to get it replaced.  The second phone (my current one) the crack wasn't as big, and I have one of those plastic film screen protectors on it (which is helping to stop the crack from getting worse) so I have just kept using it.

But last year I dropped my fairly new work laptop and cracked the screen really badly.  I took the "Geek Squad" guy's word for it that it wouldn't be worth fixing due to the cost, and got my work to buy another one.  But I felt really bad about the church having to spend that money.  If anything like that happens again, I'm going to look into fixing it myself!

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« Reply #8569 on: March 11, 2017, 02:41:30 PM »
I didn't want to cook last night.  It was Friday, a busy day for both of us, but I  still managed some shrimp from frozen and some roasted sweet potatoes.  Although we did crack and use a coupon for buy one, get one free sundaes from the Culvers down the road...

Have stayed home so far today.  Saturdays are perfect for hibernating...

Was given some raw milk, veggies and fresh ginger from a friend who was going out of town.  So we have tried out ginger tea, and have lots of supplies for salads and milk for hot cocoa later!

Sold some scrap gold yesterday and deposited 80.00.  Also got our small tax return (a first for a couple years...diddn't expect it)  in our account and transferred it into savings.

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« Reply #8570 on: March 11, 2017, 03:19:09 PM »
Our grocery store has strawberries on sale that (even after hulled) cost less than I pay for frozen ones (I have a smoothie for dinner about 4 nights a week).

Bought 8 pounds of them, sliced them up and froze them for smoothies.

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« Reply #8571 on: March 11, 2017, 03:29:38 PM »
Our grocery store has strawberries on sale that (even after hulled) cost less than I pay for frozen ones (I have a smoothie for dinner about 4 nights a week).

Bought 8 pounds of them, sliced them up and froze them for smoothies.

I got them for 99 a quart (pound?) at Fareway this week. I love strawberries.

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« Reply #8572 on: March 11, 2017, 05:42:33 PM »
Cut my husband's hair.

I'm getting better at it, and his hairstyle - short on sides, longer on top - is fairly forgiving.

Saved $25.

He also opted out of an event that out of an event he was thinking quite seriously of doing.

Saved $3000+.

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« Reply #8573 on: March 11, 2017, 10:15:57 PM »
Made soup for the week.
Defrosted cornbread muffins to go with the soup.
Met up with friends, brought homemade biscotti, ate chocolate chip cookies and marshmallows made by a friend

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« Reply #8574 on: March 12, 2017, 12:33:40 PM »
Returned a $200 baby monitor that was given to me as a gift and got Amazon credit.

Replaced it with a $10 monitor from a facebook sale site.

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« Reply #8575 on: March 12, 2017, 04:40:18 PM »
Returned a $200 baby monitor that was given to me as a gift and got Amazon credit.

Replaced it with a $10 monitor from a facebook sale site.

That is a great score, Iowajes!  Sounds like you are getting close to your due date.  Congrats and good luck with everything.   :)

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« Reply #8576 on: March 12, 2017, 04:45:12 PM »
Returned a $200 baby monitor that was given to me as a gift and got Amazon credit.

Replaced it with a $10 monitor from a facebook sale site.

I used to be conflicted about returning or selling gifts; no longer.  I appreciate the sentiment, but the extreme cold weather mountain biking gloves that someone just gifted me are on ebay (and will probably sell for $60, considering they still have the tags.)

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« Reply #8577 on: March 12, 2017, 04:46:52 PM »
Returned a $200 baby monitor that was given to me as a gift and got Amazon credit.

Replaced it with a $10 monitor from a facebook sale site.

I used to be conflicted about returning or selling gifts; no longer.  I appreciate the sentiment, but the extreme cold weather mountain biking gloves that someone just gifted me are on ebay (and will probably sell for $60, considering they still have the tags.)

I have no qualms doing it with registry gifts.   I've never done it with "I picked this out specifically for you" gifts...

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« Reply #8578 on: March 12, 2017, 10:36:35 PM »
* Gave both boys haircuts using our Wahl trimmer. Saved $30-$60 depending on the barbershop.

* Checked out an ebook from the library instead of paying $11 for a Kindle download.

* Made a smoothie using greens from the garden (broccoli leaf, chard, sorrel, nasturtium); read to the children from our stockpile of books; used reusable cloth diapers and washable DIY cloth wipes on the baby; line-dried a load of laundry.

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« Reply #8579 on: March 13, 2017, 05:12:51 AM »
Stayed home all weekend. No spending except for a box of Girl Scout cookies from a girl in the neighborhood and a video sewing class on sale from Craftsy.

Ate leftovers.

Cut DH's hair.

Sewed clothes for our toddler using our unworn clothes as material, used stash fabric for a set of pajamas, and was just able to squeeze a newborn set out of the leftovers for the last minute baby gift/future craft fair or Etsy shop inventory I'm building.

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« Reply #8580 on: March 13, 2017, 05:38:01 AM »
As always nowadays I ate lunch brought from home today and will do for the rest of the week.

When in the car driving back from our mountain cabin, we often tend to eat at a pizza restaurant. Yesterday though, we brought along sandwiches, a half-eaten pack of cookies and a half finished bag of crisps. Also brought a bottle of water. So we saved eating out on the route.
We also fill up the petrol tank on Sunday evening, a very cheap day at Norwegian petrol stations. We waited until we found the cheapest station along the route. I used my new member card to get a reduction on the petrol price.

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« Reply #8581 on: March 13, 2017, 06:31:47 AM »
We had a family-oriented event yesterday that ended right before dinner time, but instead of caving to a shopportunity, I made a batch of crockpot chili using up the last of the ground beef from the freezer. This will also be tonight's dinner. Made cole slaw from $0.17/lb. St. Paddy's Day cabbage.

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« Reply #8582 on: March 13, 2017, 07:23:24 AM »
I signed up for free audio books at library...just downloaded first one, brilliant after cancelling audible subscription other day that was costing 7 per month, this all free :) :) :)

Overdrive is the app - if you google it has ebooks etc from local libraries


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« Reply #8583 on: March 13, 2017, 12:33:39 PM »
My car insurance company (Geico) offered me $20 off per month on our car insurance if we switched our home insurance to them, too.  So I switched and it turns out the new home insurance is $500 cheaper per year, too.  And better coverage.  Yay to shopping around!

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« Reply #8584 on: March 13, 2017, 12:52:25 PM »
My car insurance company (Geico) offered me $20 off per month on our car insurance if we switched our home insurance to them, too.  So I switched and it turns out the new home insurance is $500 cheaper per year, too.  And better coverage.  Yay to shopping around!

Awesome saving!

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« Reply #8585 on: March 13, 2017, 12:59:33 PM »
This was technically yesterday but the cashier and Wegman's forgot to scan my coupons so I waited three minutes in line at customer service to get my $7.20 back.  Not a huge win, but a win nonetheless!

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« Reply #8586 on: March 13, 2017, 01:32:51 PM »
Rode my bike to the library even though I was *sure* it would rain. (I have waterproof panniers, the book would have been fine). Exercise, no car use, and it didn't rain after all!

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« Reply #8587 on: March 13, 2017, 02:57:46 PM »
My car insurance company (Geico) offered me $20 off per month on our car insurance if we switched our home insurance to them, too.  So I switched and it turns out the new home insurance is $500 cheaper per year, too.  And better coverage.  Yay to shopping around!

Awesome saving!

Thanks! 

Also, I just finished with the tax appointment and we're getting about $3k back this year.  Going straight to our Roth IRA. 

Well, except for a small amount to put curtains in our basement.  Not a huge $$ but it will help with our energy bill because the basement is consistently the coldest room in our home.  So I guess I'm spending money now in order to save money in the future :-) 

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« Reply #8588 on: March 13, 2017, 05:47:24 PM »
In the last few days I:

*cut four boys hair with our human hair clippers

*adult kids clipped our poodle's coat with our dog clippers

*made a child chili and homemade bread for company. Hearty and homemade meal was well received and sent home 1/2 a loaf of bread with them to enjoy the next day. Daughter made a triple batch of banana cake for dessert - two went into the deep freeze

*trying to be diligent in eating leftovers and also using up fresh produce

*green onions bought three weeks ago are still producing new shoots in a glass of water. Change water daily. This is like magic to me!

Edit: terrible autocorrect fixed!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8589 on: March 13, 2017, 06:48:50 PM »
I went above and beyond at work on Friday, Saturday and today to fix a work emergency, so my boss treated me to the caffeine of my choice in the morning and took me out for dinner and drinks after work. I'm really hoping we get a snow day tomorrow because I feel like I'm about to slip into a coma after working that hard and then having a big dinner with alcohol. But yay! Free food.

*made a child and homemade bread for company.

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-)
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« Reply #8590 on: March 13, 2017, 07:35:36 PM »
Saved myself and some random guy money...  Got rid of the tree in my back yard that had fallen over. Saved myself the compost fees, and saved random guy from buying firewood.

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« Reply #8591 on: March 13, 2017, 08:27:15 PM »
My car insurance company (Geico) offered me $20 off per month on our car insurance if we switched our home insurance to them, too.  So I switched and it turns out the new home insurance is $500 cheaper per year, too.  And better coverage.  Yay to shopping around!

Awesome saving!

Thanks! 

For anyone reading along who thinks this option isn't available to them too, because they are renters, listen up!

Living in Toronto, and especially as a relatively new driver when I first got my own insurance, my auto insurance was astronomical.  But when I added tenant's insurance (contents insurance, basically - which is very cheap) on with the same company, it got me a multi-policy discount.  In other words, I added a whole second policy, and my overall bill went down!  The cost savings on my car insurance outweighed the cost of my tenant's insurance.  So check into that, renters, if you haven't already set your insurance up this way.

*made a child and homemade bread for company. 

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-) 

LOL!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8592 on: March 13, 2017, 10:03:07 PM »
Bought a new front screen phone parts pkg ($75) to DIY fix instead of buying a used replacement phone ($300+).

Fixed my previous notepad this way too. And I gain new skills in the practice.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8593 on: March 13, 2017, 10:10:04 PM »
I went above and beyond at work on Friday, Saturday and today to fix a work emergency, so my boss treated me to the caffeine of my choice in the morning and took me out for dinner and drinks after work. I'm really hoping we get a snow day tomorrow because I feel like I'm about to slip into a coma after working that hard and then having a big dinner with alcohol. But yay! Free food.

*made a child and homemade bread for company.

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-)

Wow! Autocorrect fail! This was supposed to be a chili! bwahahahahha

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8594 on: March 13, 2017, 10:14:05 PM »
I went above and beyond at work on Friday, Saturday and today to fix a work emergency, so my boss treated me to the caffeine of my choice in the morning and took me out for dinner and drinks after work. I'm really hoping we get a snow day tomorrow because I feel like I'm about to slip into a coma after working that hard and then having a big dinner with alcohol. But yay! Free food.

*made a child and homemade bread for company.

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-)

Wow! Autocorrect fail! This was supposed to be a chili! bwahahahahha

I was wondering about cannibalism ... I mean, you've got a big family, right?  Who'd miss one or two?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8595 on: March 13, 2017, 10:16:43 PM »
I went above and beyond at work on Friday, Saturday and today to fix a work emergency, so my boss treated me to the caffeine of my choice in the morning and took me out for dinner and drinks after work. I'm really hoping we get a snow day tomorrow because I feel like I'm about to slip into a coma after working that hard and then having a big dinner with alcohol. But yay! Free food.

*made a child and homemade bread for company.

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-)

Wow! Autocorrect fail! This was supposed to be a chili! bwahahahahha

I was wondering about cannibalism ... I mean, you've got a big family, right?  Who'd miss one or two?

Oh my gosh, I'm killing myself laughing here! Oh dear!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8596 on: March 13, 2017, 10:20:30 PM »
I went above and beyond at work on Friday, Saturday and today to fix a work emergency, so my boss treated me to the caffeine of my choice in the morning and took me out for dinner and drinks after work. I'm really hoping we get a snow day tomorrow because I feel like I'm about to slip into a coma after working that hard and then having a big dinner with alcohol. But yay! Free food.

*made a child and homemade bread for company.

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-)

Wow! Autocorrect fail! This was supposed to be a chili! bwahahahahha

I was wondering about cannibalism ... I mean, you've got a big family, right?  Who'd miss one or two?

Oh my gosh, I'm killing myself laughing here! Oh dear! 

Does that mean someone else will serve you up for dinner tomorrow night?  ;-)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8597 on: March 13, 2017, 11:18:41 PM »
Rode my bike to the library even though I was *sure* it would rain. (I have waterproof panniers, the book would have been fine). Exercise, no car use, and it didn't rain after all!

I am so happy and pleased for you that you're getting good use out of the bike!! :D

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8598 on: March 14, 2017, 01:36:10 AM »
I wrote down what outside lights we have on the car garage. Those are lights that go on automatically when it gets dark. My husband doesn't want to turn them off completely, as there are no street lights in the neighbourhood. By they are currently using 46W each. I have found similar LED lights online that only use 4W. The LED lights are now on the shopping list and waiting for a combined trip to the cheapest store that sells them.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8599 on: March 14, 2017, 09:16:04 AM »
I went above and beyond at work on Friday, Saturday and today to fix a work emergency, so my boss treated me to the caffeine of my choice in the morning and took me out for dinner and drinks after work. I'm really hoping we get a snow day tomorrow because I feel like I'm about to slip into a coma after working that hard and then having a big dinner with alcohol. But yay! Free food.

*made a child and homemade bread for company.

I've heard of a lot of different reasons to have kids, but making a child for company is a new one on me ;-)

Wow! Autocorrect fail! This was supposed to be a chili! bwahahahahha

I was wondering about cannibalism ... I mean, you've got a big family, right?  Who'd miss one or two?

Oh my gosh, I'm killing myself laughing here! Oh dear! 

Does that mean someone else will serve you up for dinner tomorrow night?  ;-)
You're both ridiculous!  And I love it!

Today I packed my lunch with a bunch of food that I bulk cooked over the weekend. 

I also have been reading books from the library instead of buying used on Amazon.  This is HUGE for me because I read a lot.  I kept thinking, "it's only $4-$5."  However, it was adding up to about $20/month, and I only read the books once anyway.

I'm drinking leftover tea.  I tossed it in the fridge on Sunday, so I'm drinking it iced instead of hot.  Luckily the weather here has really warmed up (80 yesterday), so the iced tea is perfect.