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Week 6: Six String Music


Week 6: Six String Music

Posted on by Lindsay Diedrich

I had never heard this song before until I Googled, “songs with the number 6 in them.” Enjoy this cute little song from Jimmy Buffet called, “Six String Music.”

Green(ish) Thumb

Spring is in the air and that means I get to pretend like I have a green-ish thumb by buying flowers someone else has grown for me, and then planting them in designated planters around my house. I think it could be considered a step up from “caring” for a cactus.

In years past, I had spent anywhere from $40 to $65 on annual flowers to plant around the house. I tend to keep it simple with pansies, marigolds, and petunias. This year, I happened to see that Menards was having one of their 11% rebate sales on everything, so I figured I would pick up the flowers from there. The one caveat with the Menards rebates is that you have to mail in the form with your receipt, then 6-8 weeks later, you get a post card in the mail with the rebate amount which must be used again at Menards. The first time I ever received one of their rebate checks in the mail, I thought I could cash it like a normal check. Nope. I learned that the embarrassing way but the credit union teller assured me I wasn’t the only one to make that mistake.

Save Big Money

After about 40 minutes in the lawn & garden section at Menards, I managed to accumulate eight dollars in rebate savings. Four dollars were from the flowers alone and then another four dollars from new lawn tools I needed (shovel, rake, etc.). All in all, a success! And this year, I only spent $38 total on my flowers. Not too shabby!

This Week’s Grand Total

I now have $21 saved up in my 52 Week Savings Plan account. I’m really starting to feel like this is turning into something. Another thing I noticed, this is definitely becoming a habit. I look forward to this every week and I’m constantly thinking of ways to save money on my typical purchases. This is actually fun!

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