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Friday Finances: August 2014 Week 5

August 29, 2014 by Lulu in Save Money with 0 Comments


Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this.

I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination.

This week my expenses were:

$25 for the cell phone bill and $5.19 for food. The food was from a place on campus and it used to cost $4.64 but they have had a huge increase in prices for the new school year. I will not be getting food as frequently as I used to (about once a week) from this place because the increase will mess up my budget.

 


Friday Finances: August 2014, Week 4

August 22, 2014 by Lulu in Finances with 0 Comments

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this.

I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination.

This week my expenses were:

$110.22 for renter’s insurance for the year. I have lived in this complex for the last two years without having renter’s insurance. It was never required by the complex but I guess they have been having issues with people recently. Last year they mentioned that we needed to get insurance but it was not enforced. This year we are under new management and they have been very persistent about setting policies up.

There was a recommended insurance provider but I ended up getting mine with a different company as I could get a cheaper rate for the same level of coverage.

This week my income was:

$25 Walmart gift card from redeeming some credit card points. This is the card I use to pay my rent and all items that do not qualify for the rotating cash back categories on other cards. It is nice to see the rent points stack up and finally pay me back. I got a gift card because my balance was too low to get a cash redemption or a statement credit!

 

CVS Is Teasing Me

August 18, 2014 by Lulu in CVS, Daily life with 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

The long time readers will remember how I used to combine CVS with coupons to get some amazing items all for FREE!! I stopped doing the whole CVS thing around the time I found out I lost my job. When I moved for school there was not a CVS within a reasonable distance of the places that I frequently go to so I did not bother to start up with the weekly CVS shopping.

Now I see that there is a new CVS being built across from campus and within walking distance of my building. Is this CVS teasing me and trying to lure me back?

Now that it is a few steps away and I do not have to drive I think that I will have to pay this new store a visit. I will try my hardest to not fall into the Extra Bucks trap because it can be so seductive. Once I get that first ECB I will be so tempted to look for things I can get free by using a combination of ECBs and coupons and I will just may once again start talking about my CVS hauls.

Friday Finances: August 2014 Week 3

August 15, 2014 by Lulu in Finances with 0 Comments

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this.

I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination.

This week my expenses were:

$53.42 on a variety of items including food (dry items that I ordered online) and household products. One very important purchase (in my world anyway) is new shower curtain rings. I have some metal ones that I purchased two years ago when I started school. They have since begun to rust and not only do they look bad but I think they may be an unhealthy part of my bathroom. I ordered some from Wally world that claim to be rust resistant and the reviews agree so I will see what happens.

 

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