This week was relatively quiet on the money spending front. I am still way under budget even though I did make a few unplanned purchases. So far, my zero based budget is working out well.
This week, I saved money by:
No More Dry Cleaning. As I mentioned in my Modern Day Bartering article, I have offered to help my friend with her finances in exchange for her ironing services.
Doing my own taxes. I did my own taxes using TaxCut. I considered using an accountant due to the complexity of owning a rental property. TaxCut asks all the questions, I supply the answers and the software does all the calculations. I worked on my taxes every other weekend for about 30 minutes to an hour and finally finished yesterday.
Washing my own car. I usually take my car in two the professionals for a bath every 2-3 weeks. This time, I went to the self serve car wash and washed it myself and used the self serve vacuum. Now my car is nice and clean for pocket change instead of the usual.
Coupons. Using coupons for my usual everyday purchases saved me over $15 this week. I had a few that were about to expire so I went ahead and used them.
Did you save money this week? How did you do it?
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