How did you save this past week? {I saved $55 and made $50!}

Ok, it is Monday… Time to start thinking about what you are going to do this week to save $50 or make an extra $50. Please share with others in the comments to help encourage and motivate each other that YOU can do it!

If you want to re-read my Fiscal Cliff survival guide, it is over HERE.

How did I save this past week: 

  • 2 nights came home and ate dinner when it would have been easier to eat out. SAVED $40
  • Bought kids softball cleats at resale shop instead of brand new. SAVED $15
  • Sold brand new cowboy boots on Craigslist that were gathering dust in my closet. They were a gift and didn’t fit right. MADE $50

There were a few more little things that I did this week that seem silly to post about, but I saved some money in a few other places by just walking away!

If you want to read some more money saving ideas, you can read all the Fiscal Cliff SG posts HERE.

How did you save some money this past week??


  1. Kimberly Adkins says

    Have you checked out some of the Facebook resale pages? Several created by friends are:

    Woodlands Bazaar
    Moms of The Woodlands

    I prefer eBay because I don’t have to meet up with people but these are good local sites.

  2. Anna says

    Your menu-planning tip kept us eating at home for two weeks now! We typically eat out or order carryout food twice a week – without those we saved at least $70 this week.

  3. Ashley says

    I made my frapps at home 5 days this week so that was $20.00 and then I took some stuff to the baby store and got $15.00.I bought two pairs of jeans for a dollar there , and they were nice :)Thank you for the inspiration !!!

  4. Marie says

    I have so many nice things that I would love to try and sell on Craigslist but am scared. Things that I wouldn’t want to try and list on ebay. If I could just get up the nerve and get over my fears.

  5. Kelly Thompson, LMT says

    I am not totally comfortable listing things on Craigslist either, so I tell them they have to pick up at a certain time when either my husband or neighbors are home. Maybe you can do that too Marie

  6. Beth says

    Kelly and Marie- if you want to try Craigslist, only publish a cell number and then agree to meet at a public place such as Starbucks. I only take cash and don’t give my last name. I’ve had no problems. I normally don’t even give a cell, just an email. It’s worked for me:)

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