Thursday, July 10, 2008

Saving some dollars

Ok, now the reality is setting in. I booked a trip to Gettysburg!. Now I have to pay for it. I don't know what it is like in your house, but we live penny to penny. Between my husbands child support and the bills, we do good to eat and buy gas. (Which by the way neither of our cars have seen a full tank of in months)

So with this in mind I know I have to cut somewhere just to come up with a few hundred bucks. Since I work retail and the store I am at is in a large mall I usually grab something quick. I admit it, I love the convience of fast food. However I started thinking about how much money I can save taking from home.
On the average I spend (including a drink) $5.00 a day. Multiply that times 5 days and I just spent $25.00. Take that and multiply it times 10 weeks (until the trip) and I just save TWO-HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS! Now I know there will be some days that I spend the money. One can only go so long not buying Diet Dr. Pepper of sweet tea from Chic fil a. But even if I save 2.50 cents a day, that is a big chunk of money.
Ok, now encourage me. I really want to have some money for this trip



Blogger Nydia said...

Oh, I know exactly what you're talking about... it's a tight belt. But if you think about the fun and the quality time you'll have with your hubby there, it'll surely be a bit easier for you to save the money. Some days without Dr. Pepper is not ging to be a torture... :)
But go a day at a time, or it will be a nightmare. Slow pace!

July 10, 2008 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Willow Goldentree said...

You can do it! Save that money! How about if you don't take any spending money to work? Then, you won't be able to buy anything. :)

July 10, 2008 at 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:: puts ona pointy hat and grabs some pom poms::

You can do it
Yes its true
Saving Money
Is fun to do

A dollar here
A dollar there
Adds up quick
If you're aware

That every quarter
and every dime
is that much closer
to vacation time

July 10, 2008 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

This is what is referred to as The Latte Factor. It's amazing how it quickly adds up? The idea is if you got a regular coffee instead of the specialty coffees you would end up saving a fortune. Better yet, make it yourself or bring food from home.

I rarely eat out these days, although I'd love a treat now and then.

I could just afford the airfare back home in the fall, I have no idea how I'm going to afford anything else while I am there. Oh well, family fun and company is the most important part.

July 11, 2008 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger kim said...

And if you buy a case of Diet Dr. Pepper, you won't have to get one from Chic-fil-a. I love that place....!

July 12, 2008 at 11:54 AM  

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