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No Spend Day and a few New Financial Strategies being Put to the Test in April

April 10th, 2007 at 08:38 am

Well, nothing exciting here except today is another no spend day -- making two in a row. I kinda like the idea of keeping spending to one day a week and only paying bills on that day. Right now I pay bills and deal with all the mail as it comes in.

This is spring break -- hoping to get a little ahead on school work today.

Plans for the upcoming week financially -- nothing too exciting I promise.

[ ] Find a 10% or better off coupon at Lowe's/Home Depot for the new toilet seat we need
[ ] Research cell phone costs. Now that DSL is gone, I am thinking about dropping the landline and sticking with a cell phone for DH -- most of our calls are too each other anyway. There are a couple plans where you can get free calls from/to the top 5 people that call you. Honestly -- that and DH account for 90% of our calls. Most everything else is e-mail anyway. Would cut about $25 a month from our phone bill. ($10 more than my current cell phone plan and $25 less than the basic "unlimited" local call package) All long distance is done on the cell phone now.
[ ] Time to play the see how low you can go this monthly with expenditures --- groceries, pet food, toiletries, entertainment, cleaning supplies, medical (including contact lens care) spending is to be capped at $255 a month. I'm almost sweating over this one, but think I can do it. I'm planning on doing this by taking $120 cash out every two weeks and the blockbuster charge will continue on our credit cards.

2 Responses to “No Spend Day and a few New Financial Strategies being Put to the Test in April”

  1. Aleta Says:

    You are doing great and the best part is because you have a plan. Writing it down is one of the best ways of succeeding. You're getting your spending under control.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Congrats on the no spend days! Sounds like you have some good goals to focus on. I don't know if you mean contact lens purchases as well as care, but a tip I have is that I only buy 1/2 a year supply of contacts at a time. Becuase there are days I don't wear them (just use the glasses) and I would never actually go through the full year supply before my next appointment. I also buy some of my solution & other supplies online (with free shipping & online coupons). I've gotten some great prices that way.

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