Lately I have been looking over my spending for ways to save. I’m not a profligate spender, but it’s easy to just renew something without reviewing it.
- I finally laid to rest my personal website, which hadn’t been updated regularly for several years (since we married in 2007, in fact). I’ll admit to hanging onto the domain name, but it’s still $100/year less that I’m spending, especially since I already pay for image hosting on Flickr.
- I dropped out of Weight Watchers yet again. The system just doesn’t fit with my schedule right now.
- I’m moving my prescriptions to mail refill (and possibly to generic).
- In October I’ll update my benefits info and move to a flexible spending plan for health costs, which will save us some money come tax time.
- Also trying to make the most of combining coupons and gift cards: two Subway sandwiches for $2.30? Not too shabby. Applied the same technique at Publix and knocked a $100 grocery bill down to $40. Woot!
So, of course, being faced with a $400 mouth guard is totally ticking me off. Not to mention that some of our tax paperwork came back as incomplete. Turns out we did not have a updated form and may need some signatures. This is not a happy thing. *sigh*
Oh, and I need more work clothes- short sleeve tops, work pants, and a swimsuit that fits before this weekend would be really nice. Arrgh.
Like much of life right now, I feel like my options are catch up or keep up, but not both. I found a bill on my desk last night due yesterday- thankfully I was able to pay immediately online, but I’m usually very careful about paying bills on time- for that to slip tells you how thin I’m stretched right now.