Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mind on my Money, Money on my Mind...

I just want to take a quick minute to applaud myself and my savings. This month I have been able to successfully save $600, decreased my grocery bill, and swiped my debit card much less than normal.

Unfortunately my $600 savings will not get me far. Here are my upcoming monthly expenses come June 1st:

Health Insurance
Groceries
Gas
Rent
+ Gym membership
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$800


I went grocery shopping only three times this month, for a combined total of $161.81 (note: I shop at Harris Teeter, which is notably more expensive than most). I will attempt to spend even less next month, but I refuse to give up my quality fresh fruit and produce.

Also, since it is summer and I am fortunate to drive the beer cart at work (i.e. tip $$), I am going to try to use cash to pay for everything I buy (excluding bills).

Who knows...maybe I will even begin to cut coupons. Highly unlikely, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

3 comments:

  1. i just saw on someone else's blog that harris teeter is running their triple coupon special right now. that means they will triple any coupon you use that is $0.99 or less.

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  2. Anonymous4/30/2009

    i will check that out... but i dont even know where to get coupons!!!

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  3. check out jennifer hambrick's blog

    thehambrickfamily.blogspot.com

    she is a coupon fanatic and has lots of links on the side for fellow couponers and aspiring couponers. and she often blogs about her saves.

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