Thursday, February 26, 2009
Living the good life: for cheap
I was just thinking today about how our little family really enjoys a comfortable life with many perks with not a huge income. In large part we do so because when I left my job as a School Psychologist a year ago I traded income for time. Now many days I don't have oodles of time on my hands, but I have far more than when I was working. Plus my stress level is way way down. :)
We enjoy and do lots more fun things and free perks than we did when we were both working! I have the time to request freebies, do more research on how to save money on basics, and just the time to think through things that I might have had to quickly decide in the past.
A few extras that make staying home this week fun, not deprived in any way:
Reading: 2 free books from Paperback Swap arrived today (Everyday home repairs and New McDougall Cookbook)
I found out I won a contest I entered at the Bargain Jargon for a Yoplait Gift pack (that makes 2 drawings I've won this month...should I buy a lottery ticket now or something :)
We're going to get fast food (Arby's free Roastburger with drink purchase and a free Quiznos sub) and get a free Redbox movie for a family treat.
Through various websites and offers I've gotten coupons in the mail (and printed off the internet) for free diet dr. pepper, canned tomatoes, gum, and a couple other fun things I can't remember.
I'm sure once our second baby girl is here my time to look and do these things will decrease, but for now... we'll enjoy the perks of time minus income:) Frugal Friday has more ways you can enjoy the good life for cheap:)