I Love You Like a Blogger Roundup – 8/01

Welcome to August, EOD Nation!   August has traditionally been a challenging month financially for us, as it is when we pick up the things our kids need for the upcoming school year.  In years past this meant checking out Old Navy and Kohls because we had store credit cards for those retailers and we could get new clothes without having to spend any money immediately out of pocket.  Over the last few years, with the lines of credit unavailable due to our debt management program, we have struggled to save up the funds needed to get clothes and school supplies.  We worked our way though it by buying things in pieces over the course of a few months.

This year, without that huge debt management program payment to be made each month, getting ready for the school year will be a breeze.  It’s budgeted, funded, and all that is required is the time to go buy the stuff.

Straight Cash Homey!  (bonus points if you can identify that reference).

It’s got me in the mood to fist pump…..get ’em up!

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  1. Yay for paying cash!!!! The summer is going by SO fast, isn’t it?? Have an awesome weekend, Travis. 🙂

  2. I used to dread back to School shopping with 3 children when we didn’t have a plan, not so much any more. Moss was a beast! Killer fantasy WR!

  3. Thanks for including my post Travis!

  4. So glad I made your first pump, lol. You crack me up with that!!! I hope you have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Thanks Travis, have a fun weekend!

  6. That’s a great feeling isn’t it Travis?! It’s crazy that back to school time is here, but I bet it was a sweet feeling to have it budgeted and pay for it in full via cash. Have a great weekend sir!

    • Travis says:

      It IS a great feeling..and I’m in denial yet about back to school time. 🙂 Hey, love the new frugal rules logo…thanks for stopping by!

  7. Tre says:

    Uggg, back to school shopping. Why does it have to be so expensive? We pay cash too 🙂

    • Travis says:

      I hear ya, Tre…..it’s amazing how much it costs to get all the “supplies” needed for school. I have one High School and one Middle School student. We got some shopping done this weekend, more to come next weekend….yikes! thanks for reading!

  8. I can imagine all the parents out there feel a big hit around mid-aug with all the back to school stuff. Good thing you are really prepared for it! Hope you have a great weekend! I’ve taken 3 days off of working out because of this cold and I feel like a big blob! 🙁 I’m playing beach vball all weekend despite it…hope I don’t regret that decision later. lol!

    • Travis says:

      Hope you’re feeling better…sometimes getting out in some nice summertime air does you some good. Hope you kicked some ass in v-ball this weekend!

  9. Lots of great stuff here! Thanks for sharing them with us!

  10. It’s great that you’ll be paying in cash! I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about buying back to school clothes and supplies (I don’t have kids). This must make August a tough financial month every year. At least since this is something that happens every year, you have time to prepare for it, it’s not a suprise expense.

    • Travis says:

      I’m not going to lie, it’s been rough the last couple of years….feels great to be able to get all the stuff for the kids at once without having to worry about where the money is coming from. Thanks for commenting!

  11. My very first credit card was for Kohl’s because I worked there and got a commission for every card I signed up. And so began the crazy credit card debt cycle that is still happening right now in my life. I think it’s great that you’ll be paying for all the back-to-school stuff in cash!

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