we did spend some of it paying off debt, necessities, and things that will save us money in the future.
- Paid off 2 medical bills- obviously they needed to be paid off, but we chose to pay them off in a lump-sum now while we could, rather than paying monthly. This saved us money on interest, plus cut over $100 per month from our monthly overhead.
- Made a larger than usual payment on our credit card debt (accrued last year when my husband was unemployed.)
- Had our dog vetted- she needed her vaccines updated. We would have of course done this anyway, but we put it off by a month until we received our tax return, rather than stretch our tight monthly budget to do it.
- I am researching bulk meat purchasing possibilities. I find that meat is one of the most difficult grocery items for me to find great deals on. Anyone in N.E. Kansas have a line on a great deal for bulk meat?
- Made banana-bread muffins with bananas from the freezer.
- Used up the last of my bulk-purchased apples that were starting to go soft in an Apple Crisp. (It was sooo good! I used this recipe I found on Pinterest.)
- Bulk-purchased dog food when I found a great deal. (31lbs of Beneful from WalMart for $26)
- Waited until end of season clearance to buy new winter boots, and did price-comparisons online before purchasing.
- Made my own natural laundry detergent (way cheaper and less chemicals!). I used this recipe, again from Pinterest.
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