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Saving and Recycling Ramblings

March 15th, 2007 at 11:22 am

Yesterday was a great super market savings day for me. I was able to save over 34.00 with my coupons,the stores 10.00 off if you spend 50.00 coupon and shopping the stores loss leaders that are advertised on the front of the circular. Corn beef was on sale for St. Patty's Day, so I stocked up. I'll use one on Sat. and then I will freeze one for later use. Cabbage was sooo cheap so I bought some of that too. I didn't want to buy too much of that b/c it gets very stinky if it isn't used righ away.

I made a small sale at Half.com today.

I am getting better at conservation and recycling. Our bulk garage amount has gone down substantially. Hubby is the one that takes the garbage to the curb and he can't get over the reduction. This makes me extremely happy but hubby thinks that I go too far at times. The other thing that I was able to do was not fill up the car for 2 weeks. I don't think that it will happen again for quite awhile. I know that it was b/c of the weather that I was able to conserve the gas.

I am still deciding on how I will allocate the 15,000.00. I'm pretty sure that I will contribute 4,000.00 to my IRA for 2006. Possibly another 4,000.00 will go into the DRIP Fund. The 4,000.00 will be divided between two energy stocks. I think with the remaining balance I will write a check once a month to the DRIPS until the end of the year. Anyway I think that is the plan for now, unless something unexpected happens.

3 Responses to “Saving and Recycling Ramblings”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I've been the champion recycler in our home for years. It has been very slow to convert husband to the process. I wish we could recycle more of what is thrown away. We also compost for the garden and that makes use of some non-cyclables--including this past weekend the bits of cotton denim I had left from making some quilt squares from cast off jeans.

  2. moneycents Says:

    That's really great that you compost as well. Do you have a recycling program that takes #5 plastics? Our recycling program only takes #1 and 2 plastics. #5 plastics are usually our take out containers.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    As a matter of fact, the last time I dropped off my recylcing, there was a sign that said they would now take #1,2,3,4,5, and 7! Not 6. I was excited about this, but puzzled as I thought we used to be able to do #6 in addition to 1 and 2. Hmm, maybe I'd better go back and check.

    One thing I noticed that I can now put into the recyling is plastic prescription medicine bottles. As a family that spends about $800 a year on prescriptions, I'm very glad of this. I had always wished I could take my bottles back to the pharmacy to refill for our own prescriptions. Such a waste to throw them away. Re-use would be better than melt-down recycling, but at least they won't be going to the garbage anymore.

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