Check up on cutting corners....since the last post on working to get out of debt...
1) I have called our cell (have 11 months left on the contract) but I did talk to an operator and saved $50 a month off our plan.
2) I have also only purchased $162 this past month on our groceries, the way I did this was by stocking up on sale items, what's on sale (if its something we use) I purchased a months worth of it! Except for the meat, our grocery store does a $5 for $25 and since I use a lot of vegetable's and very little meat we can make this last for a month. I also tried to use coupons but since I make most things from scratch what I buy I can't seem to find coupons for...I am lucky though because with our last years garden I still have a lot of canned/frozen food and that saves bunches.
3) I also have not purchased any mayo or ketchup, with the mayo I use our eggs and the ketchup I am using some of my canned tomatoes from last years garden.
4) It has also saved me since I make my laundry soap and I had just purchased the ingredients in December so this means I am set for at least 7 months there.
So far what I have trimmed of our monthly bills :
House phone $42.00
Both of the above I can't eliminate, I am moms care giver and some things can not change in her life. :)
Cell phone (until contract is up) I got $50.00 off
That makes a total of $141.00 that I can apply to our house payment.
I also called the bank and with making weekly payments instead of monthly I will be cutting my loan time from 8 years to 6 1\2. :)
That takes care of this past month now I hope I can get more ideas for this month! On an up note hubby is doing so good! It will be 3 months, February 16, since his heart attack and the only problem I have is asking him to please slow down :)