For the month of May I shifted my goals slightly. I decided to focus on creating habits that would allow me to achieve my longer terms goals instead of primarily focusing on making money. With that said, I still have managed to make a little money online without too much effort so far this month. As of today I have made $130 in online income. ($40 from writing, $90 from this blog)
I have finally gotten a grip on my budget this month. This is largely due to the fact that I haven’t been running the furnace so my electric bill has dramatically dropped. I have also organized myself a little bit better. I went ahead and paid all of my bills for the month so that I can let my money accumulate a little.
Here’s what else I have done to save money:
- I haven’t been eating out AT ALL for my lunches at work
- I stopped taking cash out of the bank. (If I have cash I spend it quick. I am much more aware of my spending habits using a debit card. Plus if I don’t have cash I can’t eat out at work)
- I have been looking for deals on and offline. When I see something good I stock up.
- I am also planning on using coupons again. I bought the paper this weekend so I could give coupon clipping another try.
My boss is offering me commission now on top of my hourly rate. (YAY!!) This means I need to sell some insurance! My goal is to do $30,000 per quarter. This will give me a quarterly bonus of around $2,500. If I can reach my goal then I will be able to start contributing to my savings again.
Time to brush up on my sales skills!
I decided that I need to look more professional so that I can sell some more insurance policies. First impressions matter a lot, especially when you are trying to sell someone something.
I wanted to spruce up my wardrobe a little bit so I decided to try Thred Up. I ended up getting five things for $48.93! I got four new shirts and a pair of Ann Taylor dress pants. My items just came in and I am impressed.
I used coupon code LADY15 which gave me $15.00 dollars off of my order and free shipping because it was over $50 before the discount. You can also try KORI35 which will give you 35% off of your first order. If neither of these codes work you can go through my code here. You will get $10 off of your first order and I will get $10 off of my next order. Win-win situation!
I was also in need of toilet paper so when I seen a half price deal for soap.com I snatched that up as well! You can go through Living Social and buy a $18 dollar voucher for $9. I bought the voucher and then added $25 worth of stuff to my cart so that I could get free shipping. In total I spent $16.94 and got an 18 pack of double roll toilet paper and two packages of 18 count Tide Pods.
Normally I wouldn’t buy the Tide Pods because I think they are too expensive but since I was in need of toilet paper anyway I looked at the Tide like getting $9.00 off. So it cost me $5.79 for these. I love the way they make my clothes smell!
I am going to keep on looking for deals, give couponing another shot, and try to make some more money! I think here before too long I will be back on track financially. I am definitely looking forward to that day! 😉
Have you found any good deals lately?
Other places you can find me:
How to Help Your Divorcing Friend Transition into a New Living Space @ Support In a Split
Three Ways to Enjoy a Vacation For Less Money @ Fat Wallet