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Saving Ideas

October 6th, 2007 at 09:53 pm

Here are a few things I've started to do or thinking about inorder to save money.

Brown bag my lunch to work. Actually its a blue bag with the company logo on it. My estimated savings are $15-$20 a week.

Ordering water to drink when eating out.

I feel bad about this, but I reduced my pledge to the Unted Way for next year by about 50%. I guess charity begins at home, especially when you are in debt.

I'm looking at dropping comp and collision on my car and raising the deductible on my wife's car.

My best bet is probably to try and increase my income without a corresponding increase in expenses. A second, third, or fourth of income would be nice. Unfortunately, my youngest daughter is spending more time with her mother, who will be asking for an increase in child support. My life seems to often be one step forward and two steps back.

2 Responses to “Saving Ideas”

  1. reflectionite Says:

    i am sure eventually you will be taking two steps forward and one step back, and then even three steps forward. it just takes time i guess. good luck with everythng Smile

  2. contrary1 Says:

    I had to dig my way out of a left over divorce mess decades ago too. I stopped all donations, and gave of my time instead. I still operate this way, even tho I could have switched back to monetary donations.

    I feel more like I'm really doing something this way, as well as it was good for my kids to get involved. Often we brought mailings home from our local Diabetes foundation and stuffed envelopes for their big walkathons each year, or other mass mailings. Cost us nothing, we felt involved and it was fun to sit together & work on a project.

    My cash was better used getting my household back on an even financial keel, in my opinion.

    Charitable gifts need not always be money, and I wasn't intimidated by asking what else the agencies could use, besides cash.

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