Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Money in our Pocket

Lately we have been trying to save money where we can because we really want to buy our first home, and the economy is bad and blah, blah, blah. I guess we should have been doing this long before since it is always good to save money and we really don't need a reason to be conservative. So as we start looking at what we can do to lessen expenses, we really start to come across some really foolish charges.
1. With our insurance alone, we will now be saving $1200.00 a year!!!!! Yea, that's right! No more renter's insurance or $10,000 jewelry insurance. I don't even own $10,000 in jewelry! Plus the insurance company charged us hurricane taxes on everything because we live in FLA. How ridiculous is that? Yes, we live in FLA and yes we get hurricanes, but do I need hurricane protection on my jewelry? I don't think so.
2. We are moving our remaining stuff out of storage this weekend. That is about $200.00 a month we will be saving. What a waste for the past year and a half!
3. We cut back on text messaging fees. $20.00 a month. Better than nothing. So don't text us anymore! J/k.
4. We aren't paying for bottled water anymore. I think we can lower our water standards a little and drink some tap water!

Any way, do you see where I am going with all this! Do you see how much money we can save just by making a few simple calls? I think with all this extra money, I deserve to go shopping!


Katie said...

Ok, this sounds so silly, but I'm EXTREMELY anal about my water. The best investment is a Brita water filter pitcher thing. You fill it up, place it in your fridge and it's ready when you need it. I just fill up old water bottles with it. Plus, it's better for the environment to reuse things!

Regardles, go y'all on saving some money! That's always a good feeling!

Hettie Brewner said...

Yea, we have the Brita pitcher thing. This is extremely strange, but we bought that for our dog so that is the water she drinks. When we were in Cali, the water was so bad there, none of us (including her) could drink the tap water. It even turned my hair green! Gross.

Trust me, not having our water anymore was one of my BIGGER compromises!