Easy ways to save that add up to hundreds in a year:
- Clean out your purse/wallet and put the spare change in a jar. Over 3 months, we accumulated over $20 in our jar. We have an account at TD bank for depositing the change.
- Collect $1 bills in an envelope at home and bank the amount at the end of the year.
- If you write a check for groceries, round the amount up in your check book register and collect the change in your checking account.
- Bank all windfalls, whether it’s the rebate check from All State or a gift from a relative.
- Bank store refunds.
Build a Better Sandbox by Family Home and Life
After reading Family Home and Life’s post, I found myself wishing we still had a sandbox for the kids. Her husband did such a great job!
Why, Mama, Why? by Brown Thumb Mama
When the kids start asking about why we do what we do, I don’t always have the answers. Brown Thumb Mama’s thought-provoking piece helped me remember why it is we make the choices we do. I love her last line most of all: We live frugally so that when you want to go roller skating, I just have to look at the calendar–not the checkbook.
Link up Your Fabulously Frugal Posts
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Taking a Time Out Thursday, DIY Thrifty Thursday, Thrifty Thursday, Home and Garden Thursday, The Mommy Club, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways
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