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post #21 of 29
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A freezer full of grassfed beef!

 

 

01/07: 70/3000

01/12: 115/3000

01/14: 135/3000

01/24: 145/3000

01/29: 322/3000

post #22 of 29
We are planning on home renovations, a wooden dehydrator, camping gear, and an appliance upgrade (stove or dishwasher).
post #23 of 29
Thread Starter 

Locally owned grocery store!

 

 

01/07: 70/3000

01/12: 115/3000

01/14: 135/3000

01/24: 145/3000

01/29: 322/3000

02/01: 363/3000

post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 

01/07: 70/3000

01/12: 115/3000

01/14: 135/3000

01/24: 145/3000

01/29: 322/3000

02/01: 363/3000

02/15: 395/3000

post #25 of 29

Reusable nursing pads duh.gif not sure why I never did this before........

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by AprilMary View Post

Reusable nursing pads duh.gif
 not sure why I never did this before........

OMG I seriously have a dozen of these. Can't get rid of them.

We have it planned out: nearly $700 in camping gear as soon as dh gets his tax return in. We are planning to use my tax return to pay off the van, which gives us about $200 a month extra spending. And I think we are going to try to get 1/4 grass-fed beef again this fall.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by ilovemygirl View Post

I finally put my foot down a few months ago and will only buy eggs from my local organic farm. They really are sooooo much better. 

I did that too a couple years ago. Local "egg man" is excellent with animal husbandry BUT he uses non-organic feed to supplement pasturing. Long story short, I developed an egg intolerance from eating his product. A nutritionist told me chicken feed is high in arsenic which accumulates in the body.

Even if its local, definitely still ask questions.
post #28 of 29
Bumping. Like this thread idea. Still thinking through what that means to me.
post #29 of 29

I decided to spend $40 a week on a personal trainer.   Big indulgence, but definitely positive spending.  I consider it a huge investment in my health and indeed, my pulse rate and blood pressure are both down, I lost 4 inches of belly fat and one whole dress size and now heading towards losing another size in the next month or so.  I really like positive, proactive spending.  Some of my biggest investments:  a graduate degree, a meditation and yoga teacher disguised as a therapist, my training as an herbalist, violin lessons.  I have also learned to buy some decent pieces of clothing at the start of a season (before they even go on sale!)  -- with just one or two nice things that build wardrobe over time, I never have an emergency clothing spend that would always result in me buying stuff I did not like that much.  All of these things have given me enjoyment and increased financial and social success that lasts for years.  And because of my proactive, positive spending -- I hardly ever engage in negative, reactive spending. 
 

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