Friday, August 18, 2017

Frugal Friday

It was a bit of a "slow" week for frugal things, as we are just getting our new routine sorted out with the start of school. But, we did have a few wins!

  • Cancelled our Starwood Amex. Now that Costco no longer takes Amex, it's not worth the $95 membership fee. 
  • Moved some of my savings to a higher yield account. It's not very accessible, but the interest rate is significantly better. This will generate a minimum of $600 in difference.
  • Menu planned for the week, including a "freezer cleanup night" (Thursday), which included baked chicken, & various other items we'd purchased & not used for a pool party.
  • Extended library books that we weren't done with, & returned the rest just in the nick of time before accruing a fine. 
  • Ate all meals at home (exceptions for free meals provided at work for lunch). 
What about you? Any big frugal wins this week? 


  1. Other than the cost of our cabin our 4 night getaway is costing us very little. I brought all our food from home (except ketchup which I forgot and a small cheesecake which we are buying today, a planned purchase) and are thoroughly enjoying free hiking and free kayaking (we brought kayaks from home too). A frugal holiday, likely we are spending less than if we were at home!

    1. That sounds like a fabulous way to spend your getaway! And, yum. Cheesecake is worth the splurge. I've tried to make it myself & it's turned out poorly too many times. Enjoy :-)