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Tips and Tricks – Buy quality things that last

When you are making a purchase you might just automatically go with the cheapest option out there. This is not always the smartest money move. Think about how many of the items you would have to buy to pay for the same thing which is a much higher quality that will last. Then think about how long it will take for you to go through the cheaper option, now double that time frame. If you can see the higher priced better quality item lasting as long or longer that the time frame you calculated it really would be the better option to purchase the more expensive option.

An example of this is a very nice pair of dress shoes vs a very cheap one. The better quality shoe could last you years and years, I have a pair that is still going strong after 25 years. That pair cost me $100 and I think it was a very wise investment.

Menu Plan Monday 5/20

Here’s to this week

Monday –  Creamy White Bean and Ham Tortellini Soup
Tuesday – Burrito Bowls
Wednesday – Chili
Thursday – soup and sandwhiches
Friday – Pizza

With each meal I will serve a veggie and a salad with it, unless otherwise noted.

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Tips and Tricks – Use a programable thermostat

If you are like me then you are currently setting the thermostat and then forgetting about it until you are too hot or too cold. For me that means I’m either heating or cooling my place way too much.  With a programable thermostat the temperature will change to exactly where you want it to be at the time you set it. So if you change the temperature and forget about it the thermostat will bring the temp back to where you want it and you will be saving money by using less energy.

Menu Plan Monday 5/13

Here’s to this week

Monday –  Fish sticks & shrimp
Tuesday – soup and sandwiches
Wednesday – Frozen dinners/leftovers
Thursday – Lasagna
Friday – Pizza

With each meal I will serve a veggie and a salad with it, unless otherwise noted.

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Menu Plan Monday 5/6

This weeks menu plan

Monday –  Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday – BBQ Chicken
Wednesday – Frozen dinners/leftovers
Thursday –  Chili Mac with cornbread
Friday – Tacos

With each meal I will serve a veggie and a salad with it, unless otherwise noted.

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