Those are pretty good, but also remember to do a search on the web regarding restaurant coupons. Speaking of coupons, spend the $2 for a Sunday newspaper. There are coupons for all kinds of stores & food. Buying is bulk is great if you want to eat the same thing for a while or have a family, but be aware sometimes it is not the best way. Kroger & Schucks doubles coupons up to .65. Check out the ads, compare what you NEED to what coupons you have. Typically around Memphis, the two stores are located within a short driving distance of each other so saving an extra $10 bucks is worth the extra trip. Being a single person, my average saving at the grocery stores is $30.00. Now, if you are an avid Wal-Martian, they will match ANY compeitors price. There are a couple of catches. 1. They don't double coupons. So, if you find chips on sale for $1 at Kroger & you have a .30 coupon, you will only save .30 at Wal-Mart apposed to .60 at Kroger. 2. It has to be for the EXACT item. Yes, they do look at the size and amount. If the sale item is for 10 oz. & Wal-Mart only sales 8 oz., they will not honor the ad. Clip the coupons for everything. You will be amazed how much money you will save. If you want to get an exact eye of how much money you spend every day, make a log. Every cent you spend on a drink or snack. Funny how cash disappears. At the end of the week add up what you have spent. Now, think for a moment. You can bring your own drink for how much? A few cents a day as to a couple of dollars. Your snacks are the same way. The average person spends over $5 a day on drinks & snacks without realizing it. Bring your drinks & snacks will also save you a ton of money. All that extra cash can go into savings.
Jeff is right. BUT, here is the situation. She said she didn't want a party. That didn't mean she wanted to sit at home. Take her out with a couple of close friends. Both of you will get what you want. She isn't getting her party, but is yet celebrating with the ones that are closest to her.
Bianca almost got the point. Being someone that has been there & done that on both ends, you have to take into consideration no matter what, your parents are still your parents but are also people too. Also, they are watching your son. I respected the fact when my parents watched my children they might have other things going on the following day. Just as you would if you were watching a friend's child. If I needed to be there to pick them up early, I was grateful to have the time that I had out. you are still young, having a child at a young age & the responsiblity of marriage & divorce can weigh heavy on anyone. BUT, what is more important is you took the road of being a parent & that is your number 1 priority. Don't be upset with your parents. Learn to compromise your schedule with theirs. Easiest way. Ask if they wouldn't mind babysitting all night & you are going to stay with a friend. They can tell you if it fits their schedule & won't be up worrying about you. Here is the deal. You have to stay with a friend. Don't lie. It could ruin everything. Good luck.
By Jackson Baker
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