My journey to the altar and becoming the wife that God has ordained me to be!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Weekly Savings Tip: August 3, 2009
With the beginning of another year of school around the corner, it’s a good idea to get an early start on back-to-school shopping.
• Buy a lunch box. Constantly buying brown paper bags is not only a waste of paper, it’s also a waste of money. Buy your child a lunch box and pack their lunches. For fun and easy bag lunch ideas, check the internet for sites like this.
• Start a “back-to-school” fund. Shopping for school supplies can be costly and seem like a big expense if taken all at once. Start a fund for next year’s supplies at the beginning of this school year. Next year, not only will you already have saved money, but by stashing it into a savings account, the interest might net you an extra notebook.
• Don’t waste leftovers. Check the unused supplies from the previous year. There might be extra notebooks, folders and pencils lying around the house.
• Check for coupons. Don’t underestimate the power of shopping early before the prices are increased for back-to-school items. Buy in bulk if you get a good deal—stored school supplies have a long shelf life. If you are shopping for clothing, always shop for the previous season once the new one starts.
• Forget about designer labels. This is true not only for clothing, but school supplies as well. There is always a generic version of an article of clothing or school supply that is much less expensive but just as good.
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Who is Conscious Bride? She is an extremely abstemious (is that the chic way to say frugal?) and hardworking woman. She just so happens to be crazy about Mr. CB, butter pecan ice cream, and sushi (yummmm). She is soaking up the experience of planning the party of the century on a rather menial, but self-imposed budget. Who said it can't be done???