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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just another day

I know I haven't said much lately. I don't want to rant about how the economy sucks so I just chose to say nothing much. I, like most Americans, get to learn how to survive with no raise but rising costs of health and dental insurance. Good thing I am a whiz at budgets and how to take a few pennies here and apply them to another place.

Where have we cut?
1. Eating out- it is sad but Bruce and I used to eat out 3 times a week. Now we are down to once and it has to be in a certain price point.
2. Cell phones - we have a land line and internet at home so we don't need unlimited calling and internet on our phones.
3. Cable boxes - although I have refused at this point to give up the dvr, we did get rid of showtime and our box in our bedroom.
4. Groceries - I have started shopping the sales again. I love buy 1 get 1 free deals. Coupons are my best new friend.
5. Toilet paper - it takes planning but buying your toilet paper at costco is so much cheaper then buying it at the grocery store.

Hope that this helps everyone else that is out there struggling of where to start cutting. It hurts but it hurts a lot less then bankruptcy.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think it is good for everyone to share what they are doing. That way we get ideas and realize that we are all in the same boat. We pretty much have cut out all eating out. I took the kids out last week for the first time in weeks and they were really excited. We haven't had TV for 2 months now. It hasn't been too hard and we do other things now.


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