Monday, March 23, 2015

Life happens ...

DH rolled down his window on his no-frills car (read: he had to hand crank it) and not only did it roll down, it fell out. Totally. Crashed all over the driveway. Aside from the annoying part - having to find every little piece of glass so as to protect car and wheelchair tires - it had to be replaced. There went $180 out the window. Literally.

My grocery bill continues to be a battle. I'm telling you, if it were just me here, I'd be able to knock out all the debt in no time. It's the feeding of these males in my house that wreaks havoc on my budget! Enter Walmart Savings Catcher. Anybody ever use this? I was late to the game and just found this app a couple months ago, but I'm hooked. I scan the barcode from my receipt and then Walmart searches my local stores for lower prices. When it's finished looking (usually about 3 days), it credits me the difference. At any point, I can put my credit on an e-gift card and use it on my next shopping trip. Right now I've got $32 in my account. I like to have at least that much before I use it up so I can see a nice drop in that week's grocery bill. This month, I'm going to wait and use it on a week when things are really tight. I think you have to do most of your grocery shopping at Walmart to make this worthwhile, but if you do it's so easy - and better than coupons!

Sarah

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Just the minimums ...

I don't know why I've never done it - well, I do. I didn't want to know. I've never added up the minimums we have to pay each month just to stay current.

So I did it: $2,227. Every month. Just the minimums.

When I think about what we could be doing with that money, it makes me a little sick. OK, a lot sick.

Bleh.

Sarah