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And so the money wheel turns

February 1st, 2014 at 03:48 pm

I left January very determined to make the most of February, financially speaking. I declared it a low-spend month, buying only what was needed, keeping a judicious eye on the grocery spending that seems to be creeping up, etc.

I was unhappy to see that oldest son was in need of a new winter coat, one specifically designed for cold weather wear. I managed to miss this point because he wears a sweatshirt and fleece winter wear (North Face) to school because he doesn't have recess and is only in and out of car or bus and the building. Well, the Klondike for the BoyScouts was today. I bought the prerequisite long underwear for $8.97 at Walmart, and didn't balk at that.

However, when he put his normal winter coat on it wasn't going to work. Too short in the sleeves and not covering him butt (though he had snowpants). I had to agree it was woefully inadequate. Off we trudged to Kohl's with my $100 bill for suitable wear. At least we found a Columbia wind chill resistant jacket in the next size up that he could wear for the next two years. Cost $55. I was very enthusiastic about size and color and the fact he can use next year.

I got $10 Kohls dollars at checkout. I was happy about that.

Our tenant paid $70 extra toward her shortened rent payment on the 15th. I came out better than even and went to the bank today to get another $100.

I was one happy shopper and saver. Smile

6 Responses to “And so the money wheel turns”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Was that a clearance coat...if so, even better. But seems like a great price to get through the rest of this winter and next. Glad your renter is getting back on track, too.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    You scored on the coat!

  3. Wife of the Deacon Says:


    Yes, the coat was on sale 50% off. It was Columbia, originally $110. I do feel like I did get a good deal, especially since we got an XL and it will be able to be worn next year and maybe the year after.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good deal!

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    I know the feeling about unexpected expenses. I was hoping we had most of our expenses figured out. Then NT's snowboots and AA's rubber sheet both sprung a leak! LOL. Oh well. At least you got a great deal.

  6. EllaSea Says:

    That's a great deal on the coat! I love Kohls - they have great, quality clothes, good prices, and those Khols dollars are so much fun! Smile

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