Saturday, November 7, 2015

Your "One Income Stories" Wanted-$$$

Stretching the One Income Dollar is looking for your stories of living on one income- your tips, your life as a one income household and your challenges and triumphs.
We will be choosing one story on Sunday of each week and are paying $5 for the story of the week,( pay pal).Stories should be at least 150 words and all stories become the property of Stretching the One Income Dollar.
The chosen story for the week will appear in a Sunday post. Winner's first name and state/province required.
Please send all stories to: oneincomedollar@yahoo.ca and include: My One Income Story in the Subject line.
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17 comments:

Little House said...

I'd love to participate. Any particular topics, like saving gas, saving on household cleaners, saving on college text books, etc.?

Please email me (littlehouse@appleboxdesign.com) and let me know.-
Little House

Anonymous said...

i use my left overs to make soup and use coupons for everything
lah0824@aol.com

Anonymous said...

i use coupons. walk to work, help neighbor, collect can and make something from nothing when it comes to making meals. My goal is saving up so i wont have to pay a dime. only buying what i really need and pass on the wants. Helps in the long hall

ahill13340@yahoo.com

gamermom79 said...

Think Green! We recycle, reuse and make from scratch everything we can. Coupons are a plus and shopping at Walmart helps out a lot!

plwoods said...

I buy less every month at the grocery stores, and I live within my means. I walk to all locations and I do not have a car. I recycle everything, clip coupons, make my own soda pop, candy, popcorn, cookie and cakes. I have a garden for fresh vegatables and home made herbs. Also, I sell my cakes and cookies at the church Sunday's Bake Sale for extra cash. I'm doing everything humanly possible to live within my means! What about you?

reeree_03 said...

Coupons, coupons, coupons.
Restaurant.com
Steam clean my own carpet, pack all lunches, shop at the dollar store.

cornelius garrett said...

i use all of my little bars of soap collection even when its very small

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Jessica M said...

As a family of 6 with only my husband working, stretching the budget is something we try to do on a monthly basis. I love going to the local Amish salvage store for deeply discounted groceries. Last month I got a banana box full of chips (mutiple bags) for $3! We also cut out unnecessary things, like no cell phone, no satellite tv, etc. And if I can buy it cheaper used, we do that too! I love saving money!

TieDyeKris said...

My husband and I support our family of 4 on his SSI of 1800.00 a month. He has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease for 9 years. After a lifetime of supporting us with his construction income, and my nursing income, we have had to scale way back. My spinal stenosis forced me out of nursing, and I have returned to school for medical management. In the mean time, we get by on that minimal income. We had to claim bankruptcy 9 years ago, and have successfully remained relatively debt free since. We got help paying off our mortgage from his mom, so that does ease the burden quite a bit. To make ends meet, we cook from scratch, and DIY on everything we possibly can, I have sold crafts on the side to bring in extra money. We barter with friends, I got a whole kitchen of black granite in exchange for my late father in law's old Monte Carlo, which was in disrepair. I think we got the better end of the deal! We don't use coupon's that much, because most of what we eat is made from scratch, but buying certain things in bulk helps. I make my own Sushi, which I love but costs a fortune to eat out. I can make Sushi for the whole family for what it costs to go out and have Sushi for one. I drive a 2001 Infinity that has been lovingly cared for. It only has 118,000 miles on it, so I will keep driving it for many more years. My husband drives a 2002 Ford F-150 that we bought used. Both cars are paid for in full. We use the snowball method to pay down bills. We take advantage of our local library for entertainment. We do splurge on Cable, and Netflix, as we stay in to save money. We go for walks on our beach for family outings. We also like to take advantage of camping at our state parks, pitch a tent for 24.00 a night at beautiful Grayton Beach Florida, with full bathroom facilities, and private beach! When we do go out to eat, we only go out to LUNCH as it is much cheaper than dinner dates. We also like to do what we call Appetizer/Dessert Dates, we only order an appetizer and a dessert, its cheaper, and we still are plenty full when we leave.

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