Thursday, January 17, 2013
Frugal deeds for the day: Due to bad weather - I only worked 1/2 a day. Came home and listed 2 DVDs on half.com. In the mail, my husband and I both got a complimentary night at the Hyatt as an anniversary gift on our cards - not sure if that card has a yearly fee - sure hope not. Anyway, we are planning a trip to check out some schools for our daughter. We are hoping to get another free flights/free nights trip scheduled so we have little impact to our savings plan. This has been a horrible month for expenses. First half of our property taxes for the out-of-state foreclosure property is due. Of course the tree cutting bill will be coming. We are laying laminate. My savings plan has been de-railed for the month of January. Hopefully, I will make up for lost time in the next couple of months. We have reduced/cancelled some services - hopefully, my husband can install the VOIP and we can say good bye to our landline charges. I cancelled a few optionals from my pay . . . we are watching food purchases/waste better - and I have 11.5 months to make the goal.