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5 Ways We Saved Money This Week {#1}

So I have been inspired by Medium Sized Families long running post 5 Things I did to save money this week. Although, I am not planning on starting this post as a new weekly post, it will be a regular edition to Aspired Living.

  1. Started ordering coupons again. I order coupons from Klip2Save on at least a bi weekly basis to help lower our monthly food bill. I order them instead of cutting them out of the circular because I am able to get exactly what I want for less. I normally use up all the coupons I purchase. {{$1.30 per week/ $67.60/year }}
  2. Decided not to buy forgotten ingredients when the budget is spent. Since we moved into town and everything has become so much more convenient this has become an expensive habit.  {{Not quantifiable}}
  3. Determined to not let food go to waste in the fridge. Since we have chickens I’ve gotten a little lazy with my leftovers. Since they go to the chickens and return to us in the form of eggs. I want to make sure I am actively incorporating leftovers into new inners and helping everyone eat them up! {{Not quantifiable}}
  4. We have started our Spring Sports seasons and instead of buying dinner from the local fast food place. I packed and we ate cereal in the car on the way home. The girls are running track and it ends at 9 pm and we are usually about 1.5 to 2 hours away from home! We will have about 5 track meets that would cost us about $40 each or $200 total. {{$200}}
  5. We refinanced our home from a 4% 30 year to a 2% 15 year mortgage. This is not going to save us money in our monthly budget in fact it will cost us about $50 per month. But it will save us around $50,000 over the life of the mortgage.

So what exciting things have you done to save money this week?

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

4 thoughts on “5 Ways We Saved Money This Week {#1}

  1. I love doing that series because it really challenges me (in many ways). You have some great tips here. We are gearing up for baseball, and this year we will have Saturday games from 10 am to 6 or 7 pm with no breaks. Your cereal in the car tip will really come in handy. I’m not excited about the thought of buying fast food every week for the whole family, so we’ll have to get creative.

    1. That is exactly what I thought, I computed how much money it was going to cost for us to eat out about 9x and I was like that ain’t happening. I love the series too because it will challenge me to look for the frugal!

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