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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Challenge to Save Money

Hello there my friends.

Today's post is nothing usual with my regular posts, as the title may have explain.
I have decided to give myself a challenge to save money, this is a perfect timing because I've talked about slowing down on blogging, which means...
less projects = less expenses = more savings

Here are the things that I commit to do from now until as long as I can, hopefully forever.

Save those Coins
The Mr. is pretty bad about leaving coins here and there and I decided that from now on, I will be picking that up and put it on a money saving jar.
At the same time, I will empty out my coin purse every night and put it on the money saving jar.  We'll see how much money this move will save me at the end of the month.

Immediately Delete Shopping Emails/Discard Shopping Mails
You know those emails and mails that you get about BOGO, 50% and cash back promos, do not open it - just delete or toss it in the trash.
This is surely going to be a bit challenging for me because I love browsing those kinds of emails or mails.  But heck I'm gonna try!

Ignore Coupons
This is what I realize, when I look at coupons, I tend to purchase something that I do not even need, only because it has coupons.  So just like the shopping emails and mail, do not open it - just toss it in the trash.

Always Remember that Kids are still Growing
Kid's clothes are the cutest thing in the world!  But they are one of the most expensive as well.  I usually purchase it because it is on sale or it is super cute.  But I decided to commit to keep my kids' clothing to a minimal as much as possible, since they will only wear those clothes for up to 2 years or less.  Do an Inventory before purchasing anything.  

Unplug Unused Appliances
Let's see what money can we save with this, just last night I unplugged at least 10 unused appliances:
    1 tv at guest room
    1 blu-ray player at guest room
    1 table lamp at guest room
    1 tv at lazy room (game room, we call ours lazy room because this is the room where we get lazy and just play games or watch movies)
    1 dvd player at lazy room
    1 wii at lazy room
    1 tv at masters bedroom
    1 table lamp at masters bedroom
    1 scented plug in at main entry way
    1 laptop at the kitchen
And I think I'm going to unplug the washer & dryer since we only do laundry every weekend.

**Update:  4/30/14 - The washer and dryer are now unplugged, will only plug those back upon usage.

Turn Off that AC
Doing this especially on Spring through Summer is pretty doable because the weather is just fine - not too hot, not too cold.
We've had ours turned off already for almost a month and I hope to see a saving on this by the next electric bill.  

You are welcome to join me in this challenge and let save some moolah!

Until then..
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  1. I did a similar post at the beginning of the year and it has proven very helpful in adding $$$ to my savings. Good luck.

    1. Hi Marty, I just read that post that you did in January and we are so in the same page with coupons. That is why I decided to put that on my list. One interesting thing that I like is the 52 Week Money Challenge, now that is something. I think I'm going to try that.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and for mentioning that post of yours, I really don't know why I haven't read that since I stalk your blog all the time. ♥


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