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 :)
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: Pictured above are my organic soybean sprouts - just planted them a few days ago. I also planted some free flower seeds and lavender in the front yard planter boxes. I did some pruning and weeding - and still have some more to do - but it was fun being the gardener for the day. My husband did not hang the wall hangings - but promises to do so tomorrow. Today - he sanded down 2 doors that are "scraping" the floor - nice to have a "free" handyman :) We also filed/mailed the tax amendment and hopefully, we will get a bit back from the amount we paid to the Feds. I sold 1 item on Listia - and completed a few freebie offers to earn a few more points. I should be earning a bunch of points shortly because I just completed a Yves Rocher order - that's my Mother's Day gift from my husband :) I ordered a bunch of hair shampoos/products and bath products - and I love the freebies - a foot "spa" kit and a fresh water pearl set - necklace/ring/earrings. Tomorrow, my daughter wants me to take her to the bookstore and is buying a coffee for me on her - with her gift card that she won for doing so well on the science test. I am hoping Michaels has a few nice coupons out tomorrow so that I can get a few supplies with my discounted gift card - push pins for jewelry cork board, etc.