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Saving plan

Well I got our bill today

Well I got our bill today, not as bad as I thought it would be, until I read the fine print, in two months our gas usage dropped 29.8% and the electric 18% BUT the bill has gone up 48%.

This is all from deregulation that suppose to save us money-lol-not really. I’ve made a clothesline, limit tv, computer etc. use 1 fan and we are burning candles and only using the hall light on a dimmer for night time.

Oh, I have been cooking all our meals on the bbq. Not sure what else to do. I turned our water heater down again to 100.

The past two days it’s been 95-100 outside so I’ve taken the kids and gone to all the stores we never go to and didn’t buy anything except 2 honeysuckle plants Target had on clearance for $1.50 Any one with any idea’s on how to cut more? In one month the price for a killowatt has gone from 6 cents to 13.4 cents.

Saving plan

I thought I would give a tip

Hi. I have only been on the blog for a few days and have enjoyed reading all of the posts.

I thought I would give a tip that I have been using for the past few years. I call it my yearly savings. What this money is for is all those things that come up during the year that you have to pay. Something like a Christmas Club but more.

Some of the things that I save for are:

Christmas ……………………………………………….500
Pets yearly Shots…………………………………………100
Heartguard (year supply) …………………………………..30
Years supply of disposable contact for daughter ……………..140
Car Tags………………………………………………….25
Car Inspection ……………………………………………40
Daughters Bday …………………………………………..100
Sons Bday………………………………………………..100
Yearly School pics…………………………………………80

Total above $1115

I then take the total amount I need for the year and divide by 12. Which equals $93. (I rounded up) this is the amount that I put into a savings account. And when one of those things on my list come up, I have the money to pay for it already.

My actual yearly savings is higher. I put $222 back every month for these items that I pay throughout the year. It is so nice when the pets shots come due and I already have the money. And no more monthly trips to buy my daughter contacts. I now just get all that she will need for the entire year.

The first year I started doing this was hard. I hate knowing I have money somewhere and can’t touch it. But after doing it for a year I loved it. And I don’t touch this money for ANY REASON! Not even an emergency. Because these things are going to happen even if I have an emergency and if I were to spend it I would be in double trouble.

I hope this tip can help someone. It has been a life saver and it helps me to have peace of mind.

Thanks.

(I am not very good at writing and explaining things. If a sentence sounds strange it’s cause my mind was going to fast and my fingers couldn’t keep up. 😉

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Help on Frozen Meals Plan

First, I am so sorry for your loss and for what your family is going through right now. I am new to the blog and have not yet introduced myself, but I love the dynamics of the group. I want to tell you about another list on egroups that might help you in your plan. If you subscribe, you should be able to go to their archives or ask the group any questions you have.

They are a great group. There is also another list called OAMC, but I can’t remember if it’s on egroups or not. I have been a member of both at one time and I own a list for the women at my church. I am 40 with one dd8, Kelly, and have been married to the same fellow for 14 years. I will pray for your family. Blessings!