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It's a Spendy Season

September 3rd, 2019 at 02:16 pm

Well those last weeks of August were spendy with getting our girls back to school and getting some new things. Our youngest is rooming in a single room, so things her roommate brought last year, we needed to buy this year. The wardrobe in her current dorm has no doors on it, but we found a curtain panel for just $5.99 and a inexpensive tension rod to hang it and it looks much better. Compared to some people we are pretty slim in what she has going on in her dorm room. I can't believe how many people thing you need to have room all bling'd out!

We are now planning our trip to visit the girls over Thanksgiving. I really wish we didn't have to fly during the holiday but it's when they are available and we will get to see our daughter march in her last college halftime show for senior day.

I hope to get some more items listed and relisted on eBay this week or next. Budget Girl on YouTube has a recent video about Sell Stuff September. Not a bad idea to get the clutter out and make some money before the holidays, right?

I paid off my cell phone two months early the other day. It had been $14 per month, so I made a $28 payment. Obviously, our total cell phone bill will go down by that amount next month. This means by cell phone is almost two years old. It's working okay, although I do seem to lose the ability to hear the person I'm talking to on the phone sometimes. I haven't figured out if that is our WiFi or the phone itself. Why can't these last just a little longer?!

Verizon says we have been with them for ten years! They gift us a $20 Amazon gift card. Not a big reward for ten years as a customer, but I guess it's better than nothing. I'm sure I can find something on Amazon to buy!

Are you in a spendy season or a saving season?

5 Responses to “It's a Spendy Season”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Ugh--August and September are ugly spending months here. My DD's school fees with all the AP exams were $700, our household insurance comes due as does life insurance. Although I had summer university work this year, we are always a bit tight until November. Great job on the back-to school spending.

  2. Jenn Says:

    August/September are crazy expensive for us too. We have college tuition/housing/books, both car and homeowners insurance, and the big property tax bill. (There's also a smaller one in the spring.) This year we also had senior picture expenses for the high school senior. By mid- September we're cleaned out, but at the same time grateful that the expenses are paid.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Ha, Jenn...I didn't even think about tuition when I wrote this, but yes that has definitely been a part of this past couple weeks!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Spending season for sure ... car expenses, trip expenses, replacing worn out shoes ...etc.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, getting anything from a company for loyalty is almost unheard of.

    I remember my freshman year at college. My roommate had everything under the sun. I had some books, bedding, my clothes which were sparse, some desk stuff like paper, notebooks, pencils, etc. and cassette recorder. I had spent hours recording records onto tapes so I could have music to listen to. We had an old hi fi at home, big piece of furniture back then. and I had no money for a record player. Oh, and snacks...a popcorn air popper, saltines, and peanut butter, and change for laundry and some laundry detergent, and towels. It took some of the freshman camp folks exactly ten minutes to move all my stuff in and my folks took me out to Burger King for lunch before dropping me off. They came back to the room and the place was packed with boxes and boxes and boxes. She had everything and then some. The only thing I wished I had thought to bring was another lamp. The college provided a bed, desk, chair, and a chest of drawers that you shared and we each had a lamp. Now when I see all the stuff sold for dorm rooms, I feel sorry of the folks who feel pressured to buy it.

    Sorry you had a speedy time, but it was all worth it.

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