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Just writing down some changes..

May 15th, 2015 at 11:54 am

I'm skipping any and all talk of brandus right now, as he has given me a headache with his inability to get off his pity pony and deal with his mess.

So, instead! Budget!

I cancelled one of my subscription boxes, Homegrown Collective, as I'd signed up for a 6 month subscription two months ago but the two boxes I've gotten so far don't thrill me to pieces, so that's $156 I'll get back.

I have another subscription box that I will most likely cancel - Uppercase, which sends out a personally selected YA novel each month, which i ADORE. But, I have about 17 library books gathering dust at home that I haven't read yet, and it would put $32 in the wallet every month.

The husband cancelled cable, leaving me internet, which is what I use anyway, and phone. So that will go from $200 or so (I KNOW, I don't want to talk about it), to $65, saving $135 every month.

He didn't end up cancelling the cleaners, and I'm torn on that. On the one hand, it would save $90 a week, but on the other hand, if we don't have cleaners, things like mopping and vacuuming will NEVER EVER HAPPEN. I'm pretty good at keeping up with dishes and laundry, but anything else - especially while working full time - ain't gonna happen.

Cancelling the dairy delivery is something like $30 a week, but we haven't had that long so I'm not going to count it at the moment.


Cancelling and downgrading those things is going to wind up saving $206 per month, which is a pretty good chunk that can go towards the only cc that carries a balance (Discover - $8034), or, in the savings account, as my classroom is closing at the end of the this year and I don't have a job secured for next year. But that's a story I'll get into later.

ETA: I totally forgot to add in the return of the rented violins! I'm returning them after work today, and they are $37.40 each, so that's an additional $75, bringing the total of money no longer going out up to $281!

2 Responses to “Just writing down some changes..”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    You're making some wonderful changes and should be so proud of yourself! Homegrown collective - if it doesn't bring you joy don't pay for it. Uppercase- I can sort of relate to this- I love buying ebooks, although my spend is between $8 & $20 per month- usually the lower end of the scale. However on months where money is tight I have no problem re-reading books.
    Cleaning- it's hard when you do everything (I'm not a single mother but my husband does no housework. He cooks during the week which is really helpful and does outside maintenance which is one weekend a month!). Generally the minimum gets done every weekend which takes 2-3 hours (if he wanted more than the minimum done he would need to contribute much more!).

    Keep at it Smile

  2. Jane Says:

    Sounds like you are doing a great job lowering your monthly expenses!

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