Hi, I’m Mrs EconoWiser and I’m an addict. I’m addicted to this swapping website. Hi Mrs EconoWiser, welcome to Swapping Anonymous. 😉
Well, actually, I don’t need help in kicking this habit. It’s a very Mustachian habit, I presume. See, I’ve been swapping my ass off. 😉 I have swapped an old coffee machine, jewelry I don’t wear anymore, books, gifts that I had no use for and what not against stuff for the baby. I think we don’t have to spend another dime to dress her for the next year. Also, I have swapped against other baby stuff that we intended to buy anyway. See, I want to keep the house clear of clutter. This swapping website is great if you’re looking for kid’s stuff, since everybody seems to have piles of kiddy stuff lying around the house. And once they grow out of it, it’s just sitting there doing nothing.
People can post pictures of the things they want to swap and they can also make an album. So when you’re interested in something they can browse through the stuff you’re offering. You can also post a request for stuff you’re looking for.
This way, everybody wins. We don’t spend any money, new stuff stays at the store and we all get what we want in the end. Yay!
Have you found a local swapping initiative yet?
I hate the fact that I have to rely on our car so much of late. I bought this thing that can be installed on the back of one’s bike which holds a car seat. This way you can bike around a 4+ month old baby. Ours is only 3 months old, but I can’t wait till she’s 4 months old so I can hop on my bike with her.
And I customized my bike bags to fit. (I cut some holes in handy places)
This is some serious BadAss Baby Biking, isn’t it? Yeah, our baby is one of the youngest Mustachians out there!
The reason why I haven’t blogged of late is that my identity has been compromised. A close relative used my computer for a short period of time and Econowiser was amongst the open tabs. This relative is very much into saving, so that’s okay. It’s just that…I feel like I have to weigh every word I type. I used to own a blog in Dutch about the same subject and when relatives found out about that all hell broke loose…and I shut the blog down.
What’s a girl to do?
Mortgage: 31.8% (0.6% increase)
Emergency fund: 342.4% (45.7% increase….our ER keeps growing like crazy, even though we’re investing our asses off….)
Stash: 10.77% (1.27% increase! Financial independence, here we come! Ow yeah, we love F-you money!)
Income to spending ratio this month: 30% (thanks to a huge tax return and “holiday money”)
Income to spending ratio this year: 57% (Ow, yeah!!! >60% here we come!!!)