School is back into session and every little discount matters! If you are looking to save some money take a look at the days your state offers Back to School Tax Holidays. Check outBankrate’s Interactive Map to see if your state is offering a tax break on back to school shopping. When you click on the map you’ll be taken to the original posting which will take you to your state. Happy Shopping!
Awhile back I had a post about a goal of mine to pay off my car by the end of the year. Well, I am working towards it and some circumstances have changed so I’m not adding as much extra money as I anticipated, but the numbers aren’t looking bad. Here is the snapshot of where I am currently:
July Payments July 15th – $280.00 July 25th- $50 (extra)
August Payments August 8th- $227.00 August 14th- $30.00 (extra) Pay Off Amount $1355.48 not including the payment added today Basically, I need to pay roughly 332.50 each month to pay it off by December. I’m determined, but the fact that it is at this amount makes me happy and I see the end! I’ll keep updating you on this goal.
Last evening was another hot date with Trader Joe’s! But, this time I brought along a friend who I think I can safely say is hooked. Yes, Trader Joe’s if you read this you should hire me to do some of your outreach work! Ok, so I big time stuck to budget matter of fact I’m under my budget of $150.00! I only spent $99.22! I do have to get a few other things they didn’t have like garbage bags, and slider buns, and a couple more things but I believe I will end up under budget. So here is what I bought:
Coffee Medium Roast- $4.99 Quart of Milk- $1.39 Lemonade and Iced Tea- $2.99 (tastes super good) Water .49 (was dying to thirst) French Fries-$1.99 Green Beans- $2.69 Mexican Cheese- $3.99 (Mexican lasagna) Asian Won Ton Chicken Cilantro- $2.99 Ice Cream Sandwiches- $2.99 Turkey Meat (2 Packages) 1@$4.29 and 1@$3.99 Organic Plain Yogurt- $2.99 Chicken Drumsticks (2 Packages) 1@$2.58 and 1@$2.49 Shu Mai Chicken Dumplings (2 Boxes) -$2.99 Frozen Pineapple- $1.79 Frozen Mango-$2.69 Roasted Turkey Breast- $2.99 Salsa Pico de Gall0-$2.99 Cuban style black beans- $.99 Goya Shrimp and Veggie Potstickers- $4.79 (love these) Grapes- $3.69 Strawberries- $2.79 Raspberries-$2.99 Bag of Sweet Organic potatoes-$3.69 Brussells Sprouts- $1.19 Parisian carrots-$1.69 Spinach Tortellini-$1.99 Soy Sesame Dressing- $1.9 Brown eggs- $2.39 Butter lettuce-$1.99 Champs Elysees salad- $1.99 Bananas -$1.33 Strawberry Preserves- $2.99 Clif Bars (5)- $3.45 Corn on the Cob (4 @.49)- $1.96