We are a family of three in transition. We spent years being frugal and are now at a crossroad. We'd like to retire from our day jobs in two years or less. Our retirement goals are to provide our daughter with the best education she desires; travel; and find new careers - perhaps part-time that we really enjoy. I hope to post both "frugal" and "personal finance" information. NOTE: I am not a professional on either subject. My posts are purely entertainment :)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: The last day of the month. Financially we did okay - I met the savings goal for my daughter, we paid all of taxes, etc. But, I did not make my own personal savings goal (for misc. - another condo?, etc). So, the "house" owes me a bit of $ - which I hope to re-coup next month - when the only high bill should be the property tax bill on the foreclosure - which we have protested - and hopefully we will get a partial refund on. I got the silver/silver plated? coffee pot, creamer, sugar bowls from shopgoodwill - needs to be polished - but under $20 including shipping - so not so bad. I have always wanted one - but never wanted to pay more than $20 :) Did I mention we sold a book on half.com - well, I need to get it wrapped (recycled mailer) and will stop at the bank at lunch tomorrow with my $5 coins and a few rebate checks and get a nice cup of coffee too. ADDED: Pictured above are the clearanced flowers I purchased from Kroger this weekend - $3 for the entire bouquet. I just an did an hour of cooking/kitchen clean-up. I made a batch of salad (used up 2 pears/Artisan lettuce/1 apple/dried cranberries/wine vinegar/olive oil), boiled 6 eggs, 1 small batch of brown rice, and Thai Green Curry (from a jarred mix) - it is delicious - used up potatoes, carrots, and onions. Now we have quick and fairly healthy lunches and dinners for the next couple of days.