I kind of figured it would be, but it still made me take a hard look at some things. I'm completely naive when it comes to politics and need most issues explained to me. Why? Because it bores me and I have no interest in following. Until I heard that my airman might not be getting paid for a while! Pretty sure I had to pick my heart up off the floor. After all, we live off of his income alone while I'm working my way through nursing school. A mortgage, two cars, electricity, gas, and the list keeps going on of bills!
All this hub-bub opened my eyes up a bit. Not to politics, but to money saving! So with my airman intact, off we went today to lower our Cox bill (saves us about 60-70 dollars a month)! As well as canceling a few other un-necessities we have.
I also have been watching Extreme Couponing on TLC! Amazing how much these ladies can save when they really dedicate time to couponing. I think I will try it this weekend starting with the Sunday paper for some clippings I can get my hands on. I doubt I will ever get as extreme as the ladies in the tv series, after all I don't have 5 or 6 mouths to feed and definetely don't have the extra space to store food like they do. (buying in bulk!)
But alas, I'm quite relieved to know I won't have to be living off ramen noodles anytime soon! And I've come up with some money saving ideas to help us save $200 a month so far. Not to mention, Ron paid off the Jared's bill (engagement ring), so there's an extra $250 a month as well, for a total extra $450 a month! yay!