Posts Tagged ‘savings’
Living in the arctic has presented many challenges that we have never been faced with in the past. One of the biggest is shopping. In the past if I needed something I would take a five minute drive to the store, but here I don’t always have that option. Sure, there is a “big box” store here but it is about one quarter the size of Wal-Mart. The only things you can find here are the most basic and generic items needed for day-to-day life, and the prices are absurd. This inability to buy the things we want and need locally has forced use to be primarily online shoppers.
I have always been very diligent when it comes to looking for online deals, and one of my many practices is to look for “promo codes” before I make a purchase. I would add the products I wanted to my shopping cart, then at the checkout I would head on over to Google and do a search for “(store name) promo code”. This task could be very time consuming and often take longer than the actual shopping. So, imagine my delight when I find an e-mail from Kate over at CouponsAtCheckout.com in my inbox.
After my husband and I managed to get our spending under control (read Part 1), we had more money than we thought we would be able to save when we first began looking at our finances. So we designated the extra money to go towards paying off a credit card with the highest interest. The next month after that card was paid off we had even more money because we had cut out an extra monthly expense. We managed to do this with a second credit card and we cut both of those cards up afterwards.
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When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I thought about was our financial situation. I was unsure how I would feel about going back to work after I had the baby so I wanted our finances to be secure just in case (read: Financing to be a Stay-At-Home Mother). We also needed to establish an emergency fund which we never seemed to have money for in the past.
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