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OK, here are some ideas for the Challenge

January 4th, 2007 at 04:21 pm

I spent a couple of hours challenging myself to come up with some new or novel ways of saving money for the challenge. It was only after I reread the list did I do NOT "feel right" about "paying" myself for those things I [u]should be doing anyway. Here's what I've decided to do:
1)+$.39 for each time I saved postage by using online bill paying or walking/biking around town to pay local bills.
2)+$1.00 for each "NO spend" day
3) +$10.00 when I only buy what is on my grocery list.
4)+$2.50 (approx. cost of a gallon of gas) for combining any/all errands into the day that I need to be somewhere(MD's, Nursing Home,etc)
5) add actual change found around the house or in the cars and any rolled coin.
6)+$3.00/item for repairing usable clothing instead of putting it in DH's "rag bag for use in the garage.
7)Add actual cost of vegetables/fruit in the supermarket, that I grow in my own yard instead.
8) Add actual cost of refurbushing furniture VS buying a replacement. (Cost of materialsused to refurbish subtracted from the cost of a new item = savings into Challenge fund.
9) Prepare our own taxes this year instead of using DH accountant(will use the actual cost of last years preparation minus the cost, if any of doing it online this year).

Well, for now these are the things that I will be doing. I need to add up any amounts since 1/1/07 and will post that amount. I'd like to hear from anyone reading this your thoughts about my ideas.

3 Responses to “OK, here are some ideas for the Challenge”

  1. janH Says:

    Sounds like good ideas! You are putting the money that you saved by doing things differently into your challenge.

  2. Amber Says:

    I actually do the following numbers:1,2,5 and 9. Good luck

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    2,4,5, and 6 are favorites of mine! Way to go!Smile

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