Since we don't have a money tree I've been thinking since I'm a stay at home Mom who works less then 5 hrs a week on average part of my stay at home Mom job should be to save us money and be as wise with our money as possible. Here are some things I've come up with to fulfill that aspect of my job description.
I've joined couponsense My very first shopping trip using coupons was a huge success! I purchased $365.70 worth of groceries and only spent $169.43, that saved us $196.27! I saved more then I spent! I can't wait till I really learn how to use coupons to their full potential and start saving even more.
We'd had our cars and home insured through the same company for years. Hadn't really thought about it. I thought about it! I spent two or three days calling insurance companies during nap time and we are now saving about $700 a year on insurance.
We've been with Verizon for years. We are currently at their very lowest family share plan and still never come close to using all our minutes since almost everyone we know is with Verizon. So we got with our friends in the same situation, added them to our family share plan. Now both families are saving $50 a month!
Did you know you can make your own?!?!?! My friend shared this great site with me. It is a wealth of information on making your own baby food. When, how, and what foods to introduce. Recipes to make the food, how to freeze, store, and thaw. It even give a great cost comparison to store bought baby food! Take a glance, you might decide to make your own baby food too! It was not hard, but it was a little time consuming. Brent and I took one Saturday and made over 300 ounces of baby food. The way I figure that should last us at least a month! One day a month for food I made myself and can feel good about feeding my baby and save money in the process, you got it!
We switched to Up and Up (the target brand). I honestly like them as much if not more then the Pampers we were using. They are a lot less!
Gone! Savings $50 a month!
With all the ways I've been saving us money (which a penny saved is a penny earned) I'm "making" as much as I'd be making at a part time job!