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Thanksgiving Approaches and its Turkey Sale Time

November 13th, 2014 at 08:24 am

Staters had their annual turkey sale, where you can get a turkey for 57 cents per pound if you buy $25 in groceries.

I stocked up on items that were on sale that we use, like diced tomatoes, tuna, apples (we were out), and got some of the Thanksgiving specials like a frozen turtle pie and fancy coffee creamer that I rarely buy because of the expense but bought because it was at a much better price.

I got a 21 pound turkey and had a time of it struggling it into the cart. They said only one to a family, and I'm trying to decide if I should find another Staters and stock up on another turkey there.

My cupboards are full of tomatoes, flour, tuna, soup, and good things, and I feel a little like Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Big Woods at Harvest. Its Stock Up Time!

And then Nephew announces he might have to work all day on Thanksgiving. So I told him we would have Thanksgiving on Friday. Yikes.

I am making a goal to put more money on my mortgage. I have already paid down $10,000 on the mortgage from $92K to $82K but its not enough if I want it paid off for my retirement. Since I'm 59 and I'm hoping to work until I'm 66 and a half, I still won't have it paid off. I'm keeping a spreadsheet on my computer at home now tracking how much is on the principle and how much I have paid down. I am also thinking about putting most of my income tax refund into the mortgage as well. In the past I used it for home improvements, but I think I can put it into the mortgage instead until I feel I have defeated the mortgage dragon beast.

Take care you guys. I hope this holiday season is one of blessings and not of commercialism induced stress.

3 Responses to “Thanksgiving Approaches and its Turkey Sale Time”

  1. Carol Says:

    Thank you for that good wish and I will send it back to you. No mortgage in retirement is a wonderful feeling and makes life ( budgeting) easier.

  2. snafu Says:

    I'd like to encourage you to stick to your plan to pay off the mortgage by the time you've retired. Do the terms and conditions of your mortgage have any restrictions? Can you make multiple, principal payments? You've already paid an incredible amount of interest so it would be nice to get out from under and save a little of the cost.

    If you want this to be a priority, you'll make a plan and make it happen. Grab an empty jar and make it a point to drop all change each night. Every time you choose to eat at hime instead of a restaurant, throw $ 25. saved to the mortgage pay down fund as a starting point. Throw your tax rebate at the principal along with any sums you can free up but make sure these extra sums go directly to the principal. Make it a fun challenge to find small bits of savings and cut backs to reduce that principal. Happy to cheer every small step.i

  3. Firstofmanysteps Says:

    I complete forgot all about the turkey and moved straight into xmas.

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