Friday, April 3, 2009

Frugal and saving

I'm going to see if this blogger's challeng of saving $1000 in 30 days can actually work for me... here are his first 6 steps:

1. I currently already bring my lunch almost daily. If I eat out once in a month, that's a big deal.

2. I turn the thermostat WAY down when we're gone for the day. Currently, it is off during the day because the outside temperature is supposed to be in the 50's or above. My downfall is when I sleep. I can't sleep in a cold house.

3. Sis is going to sell a couple of things for me on eBay. I don't really have luck with that. But I might try craigslist or something.

4. I'm trying to get my friends involved with savings right now... especially due to the hit to the economy.

5. I optimized my cell phone bill in March, actually.

6. Hedge fund the gas prices, seems pretty realistic. It just means that the money I'm *not* spending right now on gas, I should put in a high-yield (as high as i can find, anyway) account (and not spend it!!) to help for when the prices do go back up. I'm going to look into this.



Beautiful Mess said...

Good luck! I'm interested on how the gas money works out for you. You're doing such an awesome job saving! Good for you!

Elizabeth said...

Hey, thanks for the suggestions! Sounds like you are on the right path to save :)