I'm a bit behind on the "Resolution" posting for the New Year but it doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about them. My first one was to follow our church plan this year to "Dig & Delve in 2012" and read through the Old Testament. Already enjoying that...... ask me how I'm doing when I get to Leviticus! Another Resolution was even one that I really thought up but just is kind of happening & gets addictive, ways to save money!! I didn't have a contract on my cell phone and it broke so I needed a new one. I didn't want to go into another contract and so we tried out the Walmart Straighttalk Plan. At risk of sounding like a paid advertisement (which would be nice but isn't happening) I LOVE IT!! My old carrier was Verizon which had great coverage so I was leary but I found out that what phone you chose determined what carrier you were on..... so drumroll please.... I chose a Samsung Blackberry which I paid $60 for and am on the same network I was but without the big price. I chose the $30 a month 1,000 minutes,1,000 texts and 30Mgb. of web. I've tested the phone and it is actually better than my old phone. So.... saving a good chunk of change and no contract.!! Yipee! Also, we are gonna dump our Dish & go with $8 a month Netflix that hooks up to the TV. I'm excited about this one b/c it will save some significant dough.
So, that's how my brains been working these days. Looking for good, easy ways to cut a few corners. Does anyone out there have some money saving tips that aren't insane? :)
PS: In my next post I just may have some REALLY EXCITING news about the little girl "Michelle" we've been praying for for so long from Laurel's orphanage (see sidebar & picture).!