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I just cut down my monthly bills by $2,000

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posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 10:06 PM
a reply to: Daavin

Yes, I plan on trying to buy from farmers too. Tons of savings to be had. Of course, I would like to set up a few chicken pens/vegetable gardens once we have the ability to move.

posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 05:33 PM

originally posted by: Mugly
a reply to: Night Star

we hit the library sales all the time.
they usually run for a few days
first day is like 3 bucks a bag.
second day is like a buck
last day a dime a bag or something like that

ever hear of paperbackswap?
check it out

when you list 10 books you get a couple credits for free. its pretty cool
we usually put up the books we get for pennies and then request books we want.
its pretty cool

This is an awesome idea for saving money, but what about those authors whose ideas you enjoy?

They also need to eat, and they aren't getting paid a dime on secondhand sales.

Personally I believe you should save money upon your groceries, et. al.

But creativity should always be rewarded with a list-price purchase.

0.02 from your friendly neighborhood novelist.

posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 08:26 PM
a reply to: Ghost147

I will say congratulations, and I hope it all works out for you!

Likely you will soon realize that you will go back to some of the habits, as you realize the no-name is not always as good, or better.

Just have to say, do not fill up on gas always at those cheap places, I personally have seen the quality of it will claw back all that you save and ALOT MORE.... in repairs.

I do landscaping, and for instance, a blower will die a good 1-3 times faster using such places for gas, sometimes its even worse than that.

Sometimes you DO get what you pay for.

posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 11:18 PM
I am not sure I could spend $5,000 a month if I tried.

Then again I spent a few years raising 3 kids on $555 a month plus foodstamps.

As it currently stands, for an all organic diet for 2 people I spend about $250 a month.
Don't have cable no smart phone either. All bills excluding rent do not total more than $500.
For living on a teachers salary we don't do half bad.

posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 09:17 AM
a reply to: Ghost147

Wow, you saved more than I make in a month... and I support a family of three on it. What do you do for a living? I only ask because I am obviously in the wrong field.

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