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post #61 of 67

Hi, I'm Kristin. My husband and I are both very gainfully employed. We make decent money.

But we need a new roof.

Like yesterday.

 

 

I'm not sure I'm ready to go no-spend just yet. But I am looking for frugal ideas. I'm subscribing but I'm not sure how much I'll post. But I didn't want to just be a hidden observer. That seemed a strange to me. So anyhow, hello.

 

Now back to quietly observing.

post #62 of 67
Thread Starter 

 

Hi Kristin!  wave.gif

 

 

 

 

 

April 1 -- 43.31 wax ring for toilet, pane of glass for garage window

April 2 -- 20.98 quart of paint

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April 4 -- 144.00 baseball gear, 30.00 yearly beach pass, 15.00 sunhat for baby

April 5 -- 2.25 coffee

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April 7 -- 27.22 sand and bird seed, 90.00 spring baskets/craft supplies

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April 17 -- 8.00 shirt, 5.00 bike lock, 6.00 library fines

April 18 -- mulch for yard

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April 22

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April 24

April 25

April 26

April 27  pay day

April 28

April 29

April 30 

 

 

Credit card payments -- 1430.00/1700.00

Grocery money remaining till next pay period -- 39.46

 

House projects:

 

Fix toilet 

Fix window

Paint bathroom

Shelf in Bathroom

Curtain for bathroom

Paint kitchen

Bookshelf for kids' books

Shorten curtains to fit under bookshelf

Fire ring in garden

Compost bins

post #63 of 67

 

 

key

thumb.gif no spend

greensad.gif necessary spend

irked.gif unnecessary spend

 

 

April 16th ...thumb.gif
April 17th...greensad.gif $76.00 for gas & $4.98 for a birthday gift

April 18th...greensad.gif $200.00 cell phone & $100.00 credit card (should be paid off in 2 months, then I am cutting it up!!)

April 19th...thumb.gif

April 20th...thumb.gif

April 21st...irked.gif $12.00 had a couple drinks with a friend

April 22nd...thumb.gif

 

 

Purge the filing cabinet

Clean the car

Go through the kids books and leave them with only age appropriate stuff

organise the under bed boxes, so they arent spilling clothes all over the floor!!!!!

get rid of all the old sporting goods, hopefully by selling it to Play it again sports.

 

revising this one a little bit....make a monthly dinner menu, pasta 3 nights a week is getting to be a bit too much!!!

I have made a weekly menu and I have my shopping list ready to go when I get out of work tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 



post #64 of 67

Our 2 dogs got into a fight with each other and our littlest dog was injured.Cost us $350 for the emergency vet to staple her up. Another $72 on her spaying next week and maybe more for a script when her staples are removed in 10 days. Sigh. I fell off the wagon.Have ate out to much lately,haven't kept track at all.

post #65 of 67

(I know I am coming into this challenge at the tail end of it, but I plan to do a "NO SPEND SUMMER", so I thought I may as well start now.)

 

 

a. Who you are I'm Kathirynne, WOHM mumma to 4 marvelous children, ages 19, 18, 15 and 11.

b. Where you are going (your financial goals) I want to redo my children's bedrooms this summer.  The eldest is in college, and the second eldest will be starting in the fall.  I want to revamp the sleeping arrangements we currently have, and decorate/organize the 3 "kids" bedrooms so that the younger two will be happy with their rooms until they graduate and move out, and the college boys will have a place to sleep when they come home on breaks, but their room can be used for other things when they are at school.

c. How you plan to get there I have created a budget for the summer that is based on $200 less income per month than I actually make.  I will use the "hidden" funds to finance my project.  In order to make this work, though, I need to stick religiously to my budget, which means doing things like only shopping once a month, cooking exclusively from scratch, growing vegetables in my garden, bringing a lunch from home to eat at my desk and getting to work at 8:45, rather than 9:15, so I'm getting paid a little more every day.

post #66 of 67
Thread Starter 

Ahhh Pay Day.  I remember this day used to be exciting, fraught with tension and mystery.  Now it is boring!  All the numbers are updated, bills are paid and money is set aside for gas and groceries.    And now I wait 2 weeks till next pay day...

 

 

 

April 1 -- 43.31 wax ring for toilet, pane of glass for garage window

April 2 -- 20.98 quart of paint

April 3 -- thumb.gif

April 4 -- 144.00 baseball gear, 30.00 yearly beach pass, 15.00 sunhat for baby

April 5 -- 2.25 coffee

April 6 -- thumb.gif

April 7 -- 27.22 sand and bird seed, 90.00 spring baskets/craft supplies

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April 17 -- 8.00 shirt, 5.00 bike lock, 6.00 library fines

April 18 -- mulch for yard

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April 22 -- 4.39 homeschooling book

April 23 -- 63.00 toilet seat, screen door

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April 28

April 29

April 30 

 

 

Credit card payments -- 1530.00/1700.00

Grocery money remaining till next pay period -- 239.05

 

House projects:

 

Fix toilet 

Fix window

Paint bathroom

Shelf in Bathroom

Curtain for bathroom

Paint kitchen

Bookshelf for kids' books

Shorten curtains to fit under bookshelf

Fire ring in garden

Compost bins


Edited by Ruthiegirl - 4/27/12 at 3:28am
post #67 of 67
Thread Starter 

 

April 1 -- 43.31 wax ring for toilet, pane of glass for garage window

April 2 -- 20.98 quart of paint

April 3 -- thumb.gif

April 4 -- 144.00 baseball gear, 30.00 yearly beach pass, 15.00 sunhat for baby

April 5 -- 2.25 coffee

April 6 -- thumb.gif

April 7 -- 27.22 sand and bird seed, 90.00 spring baskets/craft supplies

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April 11 -- thumb.gif

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April 17 -- 8.00 shirt, 5.00 bike lock, 6.00 library fines

April 18 -- mulch for yard

April 19 -- thumb.gif

April 20 -- thumb.gif

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April 22 -- 4.39 homeschooling book

April 23 -- 63.00 toilet seat, screen door

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April 27 -- 35.77 dinner out

April 28 -- 4.50 snacks at ball game

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April 30 

 

 

Credit card payments -- 1530.00/1700.00

Grocery money remaining till next pay period -- 218.62

 

House projects:

 

Fix toilet 

Fix window

Paint bathroom

Shelf in Bathroom

Curtain for bathroom

Paint kitchen

Bookshelf for kids' books

Shorten curtains to fit under bookshelf

Fire ring in garden

Compost bins

 

Edited by Ruthiegirl - 4/30/12 at 7:31am
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