Monday, August 31, 2009

Pennies....

The saying goes, "Save your pennies." Um...yeah...Whoever said that, do they realize how many pennies or how many times it's gunna take me to fill that lil piggie on the left to ACTUALLY buy that Chanel bag, the Wii I want, or those LouBoutin shoes I want????!!! I don't think they have a clue. It's alot of pennies to save, and alot...is ALOT.

Well everybody needs a lil mad money now & again. P.S. the movie Mad Money with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes rules! This is a screen shot from that movie via Imdb.


So. I'm gunna start a blog on every last day of the month to reflect on what I've tried to save. Susan, my other owl shopper, tells me I'm good at finances. I recently finished college with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. However, I can do a Calculus 6 course, yet I can't do alegbra. How Ironic, don't ya think? So I wanted to try to reflect that on the blogging world for a moment for you to get some ideas. This month was a lil bad with spending cuz yes I am a victim like I said before of emotional buying. It's a killer. But first step to recovery is admitting the problem. But I did manage to save some.

Here are a few saving tips that I used this month:

- Kohl's Cash: Free $10 off any purchase coupon. I bought a beautiful belt that from the coupon cost 80 cents. lol. All you have to do is put your email or phone number in when the sales associate asks.
- Victoria Secret: Free Cotton Panty & $10 off a bra coupon in the mail. Again, when the sales associate asks, TOTALLY Give them your email & Phone number
- Border's Reward Card: 40% off any book email coupon. The card is FREE! They email you the coupons. I got the Time Traveler's Wife book by using this.
-Express: $15 off of a $30 purchase coupon. Give email or phone number.
-Best Buy Rewards Card: It's FREE! The more you buy, the more points you get & when you get enough points they give you free money to spend. I paid barely anything for the "Watchmen" Dvd last month. AND if you find out when your movie is going to come out on DVD, there is always a sale on it at stores that first week.
-Writing what you buy down!:I wrote down what i bought on my credit card. It's kinda like balancing a check book but more laid back. This way if you happen to be window shopping & see a Must have, you can look at the list and say maybe, oh i haven't bougt that much i can afford this!!

In this economy, money sucks. Plain and simple. So when you can save a lil here and there it helps. Maybe those tips may help?

I'm in an odd transition period right now in my life due to drama but knowing that my finicals are in order do help me sleep a lil at night. I would love to buy a Wii. I still have my Nintendo 64. I wouldn't trade that for the world but I think it's time for an upgrade soon. I also am saving to buy an apartment. I want to decorate sooooo badly!!!! I want a place to call my own. I want a boy to call my own. I want somewhere to hang my hat & not worry about bankrupting myself. Also I realized, eww...I can get an apartment but then I'll have to buy furniture which is more money...sigh. My piggie bank better love spare change.

This month I started this blog, 20 posts later and yes first step of things is admitting that there is a problem that needs to be fixed. I have hopes for September. I don't have college anymore cuz i graduated so its like oh...this is weird...What to I do now?? For like 21 years, September meant "Back to School", so without it I feel a lil out of place. I did cave in and buy a notebook for no reason cuz I felt left out. lol. Well I will spend my time with other things. It was a really difficult day at work & it made me tired & feel so frazzled. I did scream alot too today in my car and sing at the top of my lungs, and cried but I'm trying to get over & cope. It's hard. Very hard, cuz its gone on so long. But I'm a fighter. (Also I realized it's REALLY hard to sing Cristina Aguilera songs in your car with the window open without getting stares.) lol.

On a final note I just wanted to take a second and say R.I.P. Princess Diana. She died 12 years ago today. I remember my mom telling me she died late at night and I wasn't sure who she was, but I was 12 actually when she died so i was too young to know Politics really. She did soo much and won't be forgotten. "Your candle burn't out long before, your legend ever will." - Elton John.


YEAH THIS WAS POSTED ON 11:11. Make a wish!! *Wishing*

8 comments:

Zek J Evets said...

yeah... money is a bit crazy at the moment. for everyone.

good luck with your saving ideas!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hey, good luck with your savings and getting where you want to be in this life. I have not seen Mad Money, you have inspired me to see it!

Take care,
xoxo

Sarah Alaoui said...

oh man. christian louboutins...i'm going to treat myself to a pair when i get into law school : ) hopefully.

Melissa Blake said...

Great blog! xoxo

The Socialite said...

Great tips! I am on a tight-tight-budget so saving has to become second nature from now on! :)

Clelia said...

this is a really difficult moment to save money...I want an house
and a Gucci bag, just one I swear...I have a lil piggie but now it's hard then ever. I ve just finished my Master .... and more than everythingh I wanna a job... with at least 3 zeros on my pay check.

nice blog :)

Aya said...

Thats so awesome that you blogged about this. Yesterday I was helping my brother empty out his piggy bank.. the same one he's been using since he was in elementary school! Turns out there were alottttt of coins, and he's taking them to the bank tomorrow to see how much he's had all these years.
On another note- loved your Diana tribute. I remember when my mom was crying in front of the tv when we heard the news. Oh and not to mention I love Elton John, so of course I love the song :)

S.Elisabeth said...

Aww RIP Princess Di. =(
And aha I'm a bit of a spendthrift too, though I am so unbelievably miserly it's ridiculous. Spending more than $20 on anything (even dresses sometimes) makes me cringe and rethink everything. It's really terrible.
Ah and you're a total genius in my book! I'm in Calc 1 now (I'm guessing? It's my high school's AP Calc) and I'm dreading it! I am not a math person, no matter how I wish to be!

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