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  • New Series: Creative strategies for coping with rising costs


    If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’ve recently become concerned about inflation. Egg prices have shot up, and the cost of flour and milk have gone up noticeably, too. And I’ve found that even the price on toiletries has risen. Add in the increased cost of gas (we paid over $50 to fill up our Nissan Altima today), and I’ve been thinking that it’s time to make some changes to our budget and/or spending plan.

    The problem I run into is that I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping our costs down. There isn’t that much more room to cut spending without reducing our lifestyle, which is a change I really don’t want to make. So I’ve been thinking about how I can reduce our spending in new ways. In this series, I’ll share some of the things I’m going to start doing – hopefully I can help you save money, too.

    Read the series:
    Part One: Back to Basics
    Part Two: The Drugstore Game
    Part Three: Finding Time For Cost-Cutting Measures
    Part Four: Unusual Ideas For Saving Money Without Reducing Your Standard Of Living
    Part Five: Final Thoughts


    1. thebaglady says:

      yeah…it cost over $50 to fill up my Accord, too. I think milk was on sale for $5 a gallon here. Oh well, at least gas is still cheaper than milk?

    2. Meredith says:

      This sounds great!

    3. I am so looking forward to your new series! I have to figure something out!