Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Four people chosen to receive $100 each - for groceries, gas, summer clothes and savings

I am mailing out four gifts to folks today. I'm trying to spread things around as best as I can, and decided that I'd like to give out four $100 gifts this morning instead of just one large one.

To Mike - $100 for your weekly grocery bill for your family. I've seen food prices and I agree with you that they're through the roof. You may not be able to support a family of four for $100 a week. But this will at least get you part way there.

Lisa - Four dollar a gallon gas stinks. But $100 will get you 25 gallons, which should help you get to and from where you're going for the next week or two. Maybe longer if you're frugal with trips.

Lana - I love your name! And yes, I'm happy to share a little bit with you to buy some summer clothes for the kids. I don't have any of my own. But I know they grow fast and keeping them in new clothing is a challenge. Wal-Mart and other large retailers offer some very affordable clothing and shoe options. Don't overlook the thrift store either. You can get nearly new jeans, pants, shorts and t-shirts for pennies there.

Tyron - I love your name too :-) Put this money to good use in your 401k / IRA.

Thanks, as always, to everyone who writes to me and reads this site and blog. I always try to promise more frequent updates and I know that I don't update you often enough. But rest assured I'm still here and will be back soon enough with more good news.