Tag Archives: cost

how many kids does it take to screw in a light bulb? [day 244]

My kids keep leaving lights on all the time.  Mostly in their rooms, but also other rooms, where I don’t have energy efficient lighting.  They weren’t always this way.  To make a point about electric costs and being wasteful, I … Continue reading

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a 25¢ lesson cost me hundreds [day 241]

Yes, I made a judgement call based on 25¢, a quarter I thought I would loose.  Listening to some bad advice, I decided not to try a new grocery store in my area, a store that opened over a year … Continue reading

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no retail shopping cost analysis [day 233]

Several people have asked me to compile this information, so here it is to the best of my knowledge.  I did not start this challenge to save money, although it’s been a nice benefit.  Here’s a few of the details, … Continue reading

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white elephant gifts [day 209]

As usual, I had to look up some information on this.  The white elephant gift exchange is defined on Wikipedia like this: A white elephant gift exchange is a popular holiday party game found primarily in North America. It has many variations in … Continue reading

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your car is leaking [day 171]

Duh.  My car is 14 years old, of course it has some leaks.  I was refused an oil change yesterday because my car has a few leaks.  This is a first.  I’ve never had this happen before, so I asked … Continue reading

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back to school [day 58]

Houston, we have a prob… challenge.  It’s time to buy school supplies.  The boys dad is buying their new shoes, which is good, because I have had a difficult time finding used ones for them.  I suppose it would be … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 43 [a boutique]

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… My friend E got an amazing espresso machine for Christmas last year.  It takes little pods (they call them capsules), similar to the Keurig machines.  E needed to stop at the retail … Continue reading

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recycling the recycling conversation [day 19 & 20]

On day 14 of the challenge, I blogged about a recycling program I set up at our church building.  I have received some emails about my “free recycling program”, challenging me with the question, “Is it ethical?” Let me start … Continue reading

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the future of shopping… really?

Take a look at this video:  The Future of Shopping. If this is the future of shopping in America, it’s another ring in the downward spiral of our financial culture and a step toward another depression era.  Thoughts? If we … Continue reading

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