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What Did You Do To Save This Week?

by owl on February 17, 2011 · 5 comments

This has been a busy week at work, and I’ve been really tired all week, so I apologize for the lack of posting. I worked a 10.5 hour day yesterday!

I’ve been reading a really a interesting survival blog over the past couple months, and it’s given me a good idea. One of the things MD Creekmore does each week, is to focus on what he’s accomplished for the week, which is good for staying focused on what you’d like to do. I figured I could do the same thing each week, only financially focused.

As for me, I socked away 50 bucks in our house fund, and 50 bucks in our truck fund. This is done each week. We were also under on our weekly budget, so that money will get put into savings. I’m not sure how much it is right now.

With the nicer weather this week, my wife has been walking to work, because it’s only a half a mile away. This has saved on gas. We got milk at HyVee this week, because they have half gallons on sale for a buck, which equates to 2 bucks a gallon. Normally we buy milk at 2.29 a gallon. We also decided to buy some leftover valentines candy, the day after valentines, since it was all on clearance sale. :)

One other thing I saved on this week is our home owners insurance policy. Originally we got a policy for just over 600 bucks, but one of the conditions for the policy was that a fire hydrant needed to be within 1000 feet of the house. Well, there’s no hydrant within 2 miles, so I called back and got a quote through a different agency (same company). They quoted us at 1100 bucks! I basically told them there was no way I would pay that, and so rather than lose our business, they just raised our premium 40 bucks on the original up to around 650 a year, and are going to ignore the lack of a hydrant. Lots of saved money if you just stand up for yourself!

So how about you, what did you do to save this week?

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Owl is the founder and primary writer at CentsToShare. He enjoys reading above all else, but also gardening, building, eating healthy food and being self-reliant. Living a happy, stress-free life is possible, but it must be sought after, and not taken for granted. If you like the site, please let me know in the comments or through email - Thanks!

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