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Finding a way to add to furnace fund

November 11th, 2011 at 01:41 am

One of the "joys" of being a homeowner means replacing or repairing things when they break or wear out.

Earlier this fall we had to replace our 13 year old water heater.

We figure we better start a furnace fund. The furnace was here when we bought the house -- it is over 14 years old and knowing the previous owners who replaced it, it probably wasn't top of the line. We have it checked every year and I replace the filters each month. It had quite a workout last summer with the extreme heat and so I we are hoping it will last through the winter.

So, I've been looking for ways to contribute to this savings. I found a broken gold chain and dh took it in today we received $24 for it. Not too bad for something that was sitting in the drawer.

I had to drive some for work last month and received a mileage's going in the fund too.

I think I'm going to ask the credit card for a check for our cashback bonus and put that in. Plus, I'm trying to put a set amount in each month.

Now, if the furnace will be good and not break before we can afford a new one!

4 Responses to “Finding a way to add to furnace fund”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great way to save...finding small things you can sell! Best wishes on getting it funded before needed.

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Good to think ahead. DH and I are wanting to start a "roof" fund as our house is 14 1/2 years old and it is going to need to replaced in the next couple of years.

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    I also hope that it lasts past the winter. No heat in the middle of winter is certainly not much fun. Great way to save! I have four separate account through ING Direct geared towards funding fun things we want to do as well as home repairs and tuition for our sons.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Great idea, NJDebbie

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