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Off to a frugal new year...and Jeffrey was quoted on the radio today!

January 9th, 2009 at 04:12 am

I am long overdue for an entry in my blog...This morning, on my way to work I was listening to John Tesch radio and he had a tip by our own Jeffrey about why saving dollar bills is better than saving coin. (Jeffrey, you're a celebrity!!)It was fun to hear John quoting Jeffrey...and mentioning OUR SITE!

Anyways, that made me remember that I need to take time to blog and to catch up on all of your blogs.

We had a great family vacation at the rental house. We played, baked, watched movies, was 7 days of fun family time!...with all 16 of us!

When we got home, the hub and I decided that we should eat more frugally at home, rather than going out as much as we have been. So, I made a big pot of soup, and we have been making meals at home this week. Hoepfully, this will help us lose some weight for our vacation in May. I would so LOVE to feel great on the trip.

I decided to also stop drinking caffine...and no more nightly glass of wine. I am on day 5 of both, and have had a heck of a headache this week...been a little tired...but am feeling better otherwise.

My boss talked to me today about taking on another area of responsibility. It will be a great opportunity for me...and will definately give me a learning opportunity. I should know more within the next week or two. This means, I will need to pass quite a bit of my 'assistant' role on to my assistant..which ultimately means more $$ for her. (She will be thrilled!!)I have been so blessed by this job.

I am meeting with DD1 and her hub tomorrow night for our weekly financial counseling session. I am trying to help them work out a plan to 1. stop living paycheck to paycheck (and always in the hole) and 2. become debt free and start saving for a house. We have been working on this for 2 weeks...and for the first time since they can remember, they have money left over abd payday is tomorrow! I will be working with them for at least one year, perhaps two--until they repay a loan that they had to take from my mom to get back on their feet...but so far, they are sticking to the plan.

All in all...all is well here. Everyone is healthy and well, I cant ask for more than that!


6 Responses to “Off to a frugal new year...and Jeffrey was quoted on the radio today!”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Great to hear from you! So glad the trip was such a success! I was thinking of you (and your daddy!)

    I am cooking at home too. I am really enjoying it whether the kids whine or not. I like the whole family sitting around the dinner table, I am a big advocate of that!

    How awesome Jeffrey is such a celebrity! I still think we need a big SA convention! Oh my, no spouses allowed! Smile Just wild times discussing life and finances!

  2. swimgirl Says:

    When my kids don't like the dinner, we tell them, "Eat to LIVE!" And we remind them that on another day, they can "Live to eat!" --like ice cream night or something.

    LOL-- an SA convention. Oh, the good times we'd have... taxes, coupons, sales, 401Ks... Smile A wild crowd!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I have missed you! glad you had a good vacation!!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome back! Nice to hear from you. Such a great mom to be helping your daughter and family figure this financial stuff out. My parents don't really talk about money.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, that's pretty neat!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good to see you back! I'm glad your trip went well.

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