It’s official: I love our Saved Savings account. We’ve saved $423.16 since November.
Of course, some of that amount was from Black Friday savings. But $68.85 is from grocery and other store savings. And remember there was a period during/after the miscarriage where I just couldn’t be bothered. So… wow.
Another $47.78 was from the Amazon GCs I get from Swagbucks. That number is only low because I haven’t been focusing on those lately. Now that work is dying down a bit after the holiday season, I can get back to my beloved surveys.
And, of course, $184 was our savings from getting rid of Dish. We’re saving $92 a month, which means that our Saved Savings account will always have at least $276 at the end of each quarter. Sweet! Meanwhile, we really don’t miss cable much. I can’t see the shows on USA, Walking Dead and Being Human. But all of those are (eventually) available on Netflix.
I’m going to empty the account into regular savings, so that I can see how much I save this quarter.
In other exciting-to-me-anyway news, we ended last week with just over $130 (or slightly more than a third of our weekly budget) in checking. We still felt kind of punk from the flu, so we mainly stayed at home. Tim’s appetite was also diminished, which meant less fast food. Six days of my meals were covered by some defrosted Mexican chicken and two $5 frozen pizzas.
Maybe this will goad me into cooking more. I need to find more recipes because Tim can’t subsist on quasi-Mexican food (chili and various dishes involving rice and beans) as long as I can. I’m looking through some cookbooks that promise quick and easy meals. But I really love the things I can just stick in the slow cooker and abandon for 4-6 hours. That’s just so lovely.
Do you guys have any saving plans? How about easy recipes that don’t involve beef?
PS. Speaking of saving money, AllYou has extended its offer of a year’s subscription for $5. Just in case some of you missed the deal the first time around.