End of the Week Wrap-Up

IMG_3935-privateHappy Weekend!  Did you enjoy Mr. Saver’s LED bulb post this week, and did you guess that his educational background is in the computers & engineering field?

We finished out the week with money to put back into savings.  Some will be set aside for an Amazon Subscribe and Save order that will hit in a few weeks.  For information on saving money using Subscribe and Save, see these earlier posts.  The rest of the money is for long-term savings.

The main reasons we spent less this week were simple meals at home and a return to work for me meant little time to get in trouble anywhere else.  I have to admit, being back at work after a summer off is a harder adjustment than I remembered.  It isn’t so much the process of getting out the door, making lunches, and so on, but more my own expectations about what I can accomplish at home.  I have another week of simple meals planned, and I hope I can eventually get back to making more interesting meals.  My family, however, would be happy to eat eggs, hot dogs, and pea soup for quite some time!

I did get away to the mall for a bit this week before picking our daughter up from school and treated myself with my birthday money to a really good nonstick pan from Sur la Table.  I also was pleased to buy our daughter her Halloween costume – Athena, Goddess of Wisdom.  This gal loves to dress up from any historical period.  While saving money is quite a thrill for me, I try not to let my spending muscles atrophy too much, especially when I can buy something that will be really enjoyed.

We have about $100.00 in our “Family Fun Money” budget line and are trying to decide as a family whether we want to buy the game “Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries” with it.    My daughter said she would like to go to Montana instead, but I’d say our fund is about $3,900 short on money for that.  Any Ticket to Ride fans out there? To me, a game is always a good investment.

How was your week?


7 thoughts on “End of the Week Wrap-Up

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      Any recommendations for visiting Montana? Specific cities? None of us have ever been in that part of the US. We would have to do some serious saving, but we don’t mind having a saving goal for a great vacation.

      1. Alex

        Glacier National Park! It is really heaven on earth and easy on the pocket book if you enjoy hiking and camping. Keep up the great work on the blog!

      2. healthfulsave Post author

        Thanks for the tip! I am looking forward to doing more research as the cold weather settles in. A little summer dreaming…gets you through the winter! Thanks for stopping Alex.

  1. debtyswan

    We also hope to visit Montana! We have family in Whitefish, and are researching Missoula as a possible place to move. I love that you spend your ‘fun’ money on practical items like cooking pans and family games!Good luck with the new school year.

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      Will do! I always feel that if you take your kid to the library and play games as a family, that is a huge start to a zest for learning and thinking about the world. My motto is “I’ll never say ‘no’ to a trip to the library.
      Lately we are playing ’10 Days in the USA’ and ‘Simpsons CLUE’


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