Almost Threw Away $19.40
Aug22

Almost Threw Away $19.40

I almost threw away $19.40 because of a cashier error. There was some value left on a gift card that the cashier was about to throw away!!! I ended up finding out about the value of the card so read on if you want the full story. (If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.) At the store I had a gift card for a place that I shop at ALL the time. I went to...

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Friday Finances: November 2015 Week 3
Nov20

Friday Finances: November 2015 Week 3

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. All income and expenses are recorded in Mint and any amounts are rolled over into the next month. This week my expenses were: $49.19 on a space heater, including...

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Friday Finances: June 2014 Week 3
Jun20

Friday Finances: June 2014 Week 3

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: $53.04 for an Amazon Prime Student membership. I have to buy a LOT of textbooks (which I try to turn around and resell) and just realized...

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Shopping The Sale Racks Only To Save Money
Apr15

Shopping The Sale Racks Only To Save Money

I don’t really like to shop for clothes and I normally look for the sale racks when I do go shopping. I usually head to the clearance racks first and then look at the regular sale racks before going to the normally marked merchandise if I don’t get anything on the previous two racks. Most of the time when things are on clearance they are in bad shape.. -clothes have missing buttons -clothes are dirty -clothes are torn In...

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Bought New Clothes But Stayed Under Budget
Feb06

Bought New Clothes But Stayed Under Budget

As many of you know I am currently teaching an undergraduate class while I am pursuing my PhD. It is good experience for me because I have not decided whether I want to go into a business and practice in field or if I want to be a college professor. I wanted to use my budgeted savings to update my look a little bit because I have been wearing the same clothes and I am running out of combinations that do not look the same. I realized...

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