Welcome to money Monday, where I share my highs and lows from a week of money management.
Wise Money Management
This week I saved money by splitting wood.
We’re in full swing with our fall chores around here. Freezing nights are just around the corner and there are many tasks to complete before the ground freezes.
Winterizing the house and yard, gathering the next years’ supply of firewood, and putting the garden to bed are a few of the items on our to-do list.
We LOVE our wood stove. It keeps us warm all winter long and provides an awesome ambience to boot. I can’t wait to fire up that puppy up next month! You know what? It’s true what they say about firewood; it really does warm you twice. Once upon splitting, and again upon burning.
I thought I’d add a bit of fun this week. So …you tell me, did I make a bad money move?
Here’s the deal: the girl child needs a winter coat. I’ve been keeping my eye out at the thrift store for a good winter coat.
We live in Alaska. A good winter coat is not only a necessity here, it’s a key piece of gear for 8 months of the year. Going ice fishing? Better have a good jacket. Watching winter fireworks? You’re gonna need a great coat. Plan on cheering on those amazing Iditarod mushers or Iron Dog racers? Outerwear that’ll keep you warm and toasty is a must.
Even more so for our little princess.
What do you think? Was it a bad money decision? I could’ve gotten a cheaper coat on clearance and skipped the Patagonia brand. But, these jackets have a crazy good resale value and offer a ton of quality and warmth.
What’s your verdict?