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Small victories and big setbacks

January 20th, 2008 at 04:02 pm

We avoided ordering out two nights this weekend, probably saving about $30 - not too bad, definitely a much-needed step in the right direction. Annualized, that comes out to $1560 after tax dollars!! And speaking of tax, it's good to keep in mind that ordering out is penalized by the government with the 7% sales tax.

So the major setback was that onto the CC went college books and a few hundred of travel expenses for taking my daughter back to college and stocking her up, totalling darn near $1000. Oh my, college is going to be a miserable financial experience!

4 Responses to “Small victories and big setbacks”

  1. Aleta Says:

    Yes, you can definitely save alot by not going out so much. I had family over the past week and ordered what I thought was a decent priced pizza (with a coupon) and by the time they add on $2.50 for delivery and the TAX it wasn't worth it. I'm really trying to stay out of the stores as much as I can this month. Guess I won't be helping the economy the way those in Washington want us to. Oh well!

  2. Ralph Says:

    Yes, if all we indebted Americans get serious about trying to pay off our debts, the economy tanks. Too bad, they'll have to get used to that.

  3. baselle Says:

    "Oh my, college is going to be a miserable financial experience!"

    For you. Big Grin

  4. TheWalrus Says:

    The one thing I could really do to cut costs is eating at home more often. I single handedly keep a lot of food joints in business around here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this and hopefully I can learn from you and be a little more frugal.

    TheWalrus
    www.thewalrus.biz

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