Monday, July 14, 2008

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Welcome to my first post. And don't you feel so special that you are reading this? Cause you should. I guess I'll start with the basics:

I have a problem. It's big. I am talking huge. I have a lot of debt. I'm talking almost 30K. Is that a lot? Yep. My plan here is to blog about my situation and force myself to be accountable for it. Plus blogging is so fun. Maybe I will get so addicted to this that I won't ever have time to head to Target or the craft stores to swipe those little plastic demons.

I am always drawn to blogs that have lots of pictures, so to make mine totally cool (ha) I will add pictures to this post.

Here is my CVS loot for this week:
Store cost: $102.76
My cost (with coupons and sales): $43.43
Savings: $59.33

Not bad huh? And the best part? There were quite a few items in there that were free. I got lucky on the kids mouthwash. The CVS folks forgot to take down a display that stated the following: $3.77 ECB's: $3.77 - Your Cost = FREE
Since the customer is always right at CVS (oh how I love this store) they honored the display sign and gave me all of them FREE!! Yeah baby!

1 comment:

The Frugal Homemaker said...

Joye, I can totally relate to where you are. Hubby and I have been trying to dig ourselves out from under a mountain of debt. We found that one thing that really helped to motivate us was reading a book by Dave Ramsey called "Financial Peace Revisited." It is a really good book, thought maybe you would like it? Thanks for your honesty and transparancy. I think that there are a lot of people who could benefit from hearing about your successes as you work towards less debt :-)