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Monday, April 25, 2011

Target Clearance

I stopped by Target today and found a lot of their summer clothes on clearance for toddler girls.  So here's what I got:
Shorts were $2.25-$3.15 and dresses/sets were $5.60.  Tops were $3.15.  Not bad for new.  I can't find these at the consignment store for much less.  Since I can't hand down most of the clothes from our 14 year old daughter to our two year old, it helps to hit the clearance at the right time!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tipping Point Payments


We knew when we paid off our van last month that it would be the tipping point for us in our debt pay off.  How about a $741 payment on our current debt, the one and only credit card?!  That's a lot of money each month, and it starts going down fast.  I looks like we'll be able to pay the $741 amount every month (when looking at the tightened budget) to knock out the current $8426 balance on the card.  Slated to take a little less than a year, we'll pay it off sooner by throwing any extra income at it as it comes along.  It feels so good to see it going down by so much each month!

Monday, April 4, 2011

March Grocery Totals


Total Spent On Food: $398.20
Manufacturer's Coupons  Used: $38.75
Store Savings: $69.59

A high month for me, but I knew it was coming!  Last month was $202!  So to recap, we have seven people in our family, and even on a high month, we came in under budget ($400).  I'm happy for that, but know that if I'd used coupons a bit more, it would have been lower.  This is where real life comes in!  I haven't had quite as much time lately to devote to coupons between watching children in our home to training for a half marathon and all the things that come with having five children.  I don't feel bad for this, but I do hope for a lower month in April.