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 :)
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wow - we just got home and my daughter and I both had calls about "winning" drawings at the Chamber of Commerce Expo Saturday afternoon. My daughter won a $25 to small business seminars and I won this lunch bag. Looks can be deceiving. It has a bunch of school supplies AND a $45 i-tunes gift card and a $15 Coldstone Creamery gift card. The place was so jammed packed - I really didn't think we would "win" anything other than the swag bags everyone got. So, it was a very pleasant surprise! And another thing, good thing we didn't go to the beach for a quick vacation because our condo did get rented out. Whoo hoo - had we gone, we wouldn't have "won" anything, nor would we have eaten fresh tomato sandwiches at the farmer's market! Oh yea, I called for car insurance today - the agent was so nice and helpful. We are down from an estmate of $120 per month - down to about $75 per month. Not dirt cheap - but better. And, if we can get an on-line driver's ed course - we can get it down to about $71 per month.