Small Thing I Did to Save Money Today!


#42

Walked to and from my hair appointment. Loving this springy weather!


#43

Walked to a new park with Ewok and Mr HaH - free outing! I’d contemplated going to a kid-friendly cafe instead, which would have been at least $15, plus we would have had to drive.


#44

You’ve inspired me to make a list of every park, reserve and piece of public grass within walking distance (not crossing a major road) for us to try next time I get bored and need an outing!


#45

Waited for the (prepaid) bus rather than getting the train when I panicked about being late. I was, but only by five minutes. Then got an americano rather than a mocha from the heavily-subsidised campus Starbucks. Ridiculously small things, but I’m trying to modify the habits I’m not freezing out completely.


#46

Walked to my doctor’s appointment instead of taking the train. I think that saved me $2.25 or maybe $0 because many times they just wave you onto the train. But it’s probably the thought that counts. Plus, sun!


#47

I used to do this a lot – get a plain coffee or espresso when I was working in a cafe. Let me stay there a bit longer without feeling like a total dick. The best part was that when I did get a fancy drink, it felt SO FUCKING FANCY.


#48

That’ll be the sugar :wink:


#49

Haha, it felt fancy even if I was just getting a cappuccino! Or a matcha latte. But yes, sugar feels Even Fancier.


#50

I ate the “emergency lunch” I had stashed away in the work freezer. Frozen veggies and ravioli.
*\o/ *


#51

It must have been Emergency Lunch Day. Mine was rolled oats with peanut butter and one of those tiny boxes of raisins in it. I always keep all three in a desk drawer.


#52

Resisted the urge to stop in at a cafe for a takeaway coffee on my morning walk.


#53

Ate leftover delicious instant ramen in our (very nice) hotel room instead of going out for breakfast.


#54

Did not buy chocolate at work.


#55

Posted on Buy Nothing for a second sourdough jar. Even if I do eventually buying Weck jars off the internet… this is at the very least delaying, if not replacing, that purchase.


#56

Emergency Lunch Stash is a really good idea.


#57

I’m going to choose uber pool instead of uber, and contents of my fridge instead of skip the dishes. Probably. I’m still at work and hitting hour 13


#58

I started the process of moving my checking account from Chase to Ally. Now that I don’t have a job, and thus direct deposit, I’ve been paying $5 every freaking month for this account. NO FEES PLEASE.

Ally pays a tiny amount of checking interest, but that’ll only work out to around $5 each year. If I can link it to a savings account, though, they have a higher interest rate than my Amex savings account.


#59

I’ve planned dinner around the ingredients in the fridge that need to be used up.


#60

Took train into City instead of driving all the way in and parking.


#61

I requested a refund from my terrible Airbnb host for their aggressive, unrestrained dog. They countered my initial request, so I’m getting $50 back instead of $150. I don’t have the energy to get Airbnb involved.