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Hi allgirls! I'm saving for school too... Well not school exactly, but career training. So good luck!
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August 25-
post #963 of 1106
I can't wait for September's challenge. We WAY overspent this month, and I desperately need to join the September thread.
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I know not of what you speak.
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I can't wait for September's challenge. We WAY overspent this month, and I desperately need to join the September thread.
IME, never too late to start! You're welcome here, just start posting.
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Yesterday was a big spending day. We bought a minivan. It was a needed purchase and much thought out. We got a great deal...0% financing. We can keep paying the same payments we are now and will pay the loan off sooner.

We DIDN'T need to eat at DQ or get a smoothie at Smoothie King. But we did.

I think that brings our unnecessary spending to around $35 this month.
post #967 of 1106
I have a new little "challenge" going with dh. If we spend *nothing* this week and get by on what food we have (which is PLENTY if we are the least bit creative), then we can go out to dinner on Friday on the leftover $$ in our budget (probably about $40). We've already saved what we need to save this budget (every 15 days) so it makes sense, and gives me a LOT more incentive to not buy stupid stuff in the next five days.
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Crap, crap, crap....

It took all of two minutes to add another $10 a month to my budget! God it is just so easy! I went onto the cable website and added some spanish language channels to my subscription, like it was no big deal. Sigh. I will have to tell them when they call tomorrow that I changed my mind. Like everyone needs to watch more da88 tv!

I don't need to spend money to assuage guilt about not being home.........


more things are not security...money is a safety net...not things...man this is hard !!!
post #969 of 1106
August 1 Paid rent and saved for oil bill
August 2 Got PayPal interest
August 3
August 4
August 5
August 6 $103 budgeted for groceries, etc
August 7
August 8
August 9 $34 budgeted for groceries for next 2 weeks
August 10
August 11
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August 13
August 14
August 15 made $20, spent $18.90 on supplements
August 16
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August 20
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August 26 Made $13.63

I'll have $8.40 in EBay listing fees to pay soon, but hopefully the item sells, and I won't be in the hole... If it doesn't, I'm giving up on the EBay thing for a loooooong time!
post #970 of 1106
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Today I spent:
$3.25 for iced coffee plus $1.00 tip (Seeing it there is really a bit horrifying!)
I hear you!!! I realized the other day that I can save $500 to $750 a year if I get a coffee maker for the office and take coffee to work instead of going to the coffee stand. Even if I just switch from lattes to drip at the coffee stand, I can save $400 a year.

I just joined the thread also, for a lot of reasons very similar to yours. I'm trying to get out of the habit of thinking, "Oh, it's just a few dollars, and if I don't spend it on coffee, I'll throw it somewhere else stupid." I'm trying to make myself believe that a lot of little savings can add up to something significant, like paying down our credit card debt. It's heartening to have a support group!
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8/1-
8/2-
8/3-$12.39 Ingles (Personal Items)
8/4-$10.30- Lunch/Dinner out
8/5-
8/6- $3.55-McDonalds
8/7- $72- floormats for my new car (I want my car to stay clean!!!!!)
8/8-
8/9- $37 Nails (Manicure/Pedi)
8/10-$5-Bunko, $6.50-Movie
8/11-$11.52 CVS personal items.
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8/22-$26 on ebay. Okay, so I caved and won Melrose Place Season 2. At least I didn't pay full price
8/23- $1.46 Sonic root beer float
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15-Hardware store 5.98 for screws to finish building shelf, 7.98 on fries with dinner. :
16-33.54 groceries, 3.48 on donoughts :
17-146.98 groceries
18-10.02 dh spent on my bday present
19-32.00 on dinner and ice cream at my bday party. FIL gave me 50 bucks for my bday though so I bought us dinner with it.
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20-Chiropractor 5.25, lunch 9.16, stuff for the kids 12.25, I justified this as the last 20 of my bday $$, $8 ice cream for the kids
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22-5$ ice cream for the kids :
21-89$ house insurance
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23-184.12 Groceries (all good except a 5$ book for ds), $16.50 library fines :
24-$5.25 dh chiro
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26- Groceries $6.98
post #973 of 1106
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Originally Posted by imahappymama View Post
It took all of two minutes to add another $10 a month to my budget! God it is just so easy! I went onto the cable website and added some spanish language channels to my subscription, like it was no big deal. Sigh. I will have to tell them when they call tomorrow that I changed my mind. Like everyone needs to watch more da88 tv!

I don't need to spend money to assuage guilt about not being home.........


more things are not security...money is a safety net...not things...man this is hard !!!
I know... I know... I remember things like this, except my downfall was instruments and music equipment, so a bit more expensive! : But not any more.
post #974 of 1106
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Originally Posted by mamabeth View Post
I have a new little "challenge" going with dh. If we spend *nothing* this week and get by on what food we have (which is PLENTY if we are the least bit creative), then we can go out to dinner on Friday on the leftover $$ in our budget (probably about $40). We've already saved what we need to save this budget (every 15 days) so it makes sense, and gives me a LOT more incentive to not buy stupid stuff in the next five days.
Hey, if it works and you're still saving, good deal!
post #975 of 1106
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Yesterday was a big spending day. We bought a minivan. It was a needed purchase and much thought out. We got a great deal...0% financing. We can keep paying the same payments we are now and will pay the loan off sooner.

We DIDN'T need to eat at DQ or get a smoothie at Smoothie King. But we did.

I think that brings our unnecessary spending to around $35 this month.
:! I'd say that's a pretty darn good deal! So, deserving of DQ and the smoothie...
post #976 of 1106
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Originally Posted by becoming View Post
I can't wait for September's challenge. We WAY overspent this month, and I desperately need to join the September thread.
Come on in!
post #977 of 1106
Okay, I'm starting today then! Going to the grocery store later, and I. will. stick. to. my. list.
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Originally Posted by jennaugustson View Post
Aug 17:
Aug 18:
Aug 19: $8.00 snacks for the beach
Aug 20: -went a little over budget at grocery store but it was for needed items so not counting it...spent the rest of the afternoon at beach w/ friends...
Aug 21: $2.47 postage
Aug 22: --not leaving the house today...: yeast infection...:
Aug23: $8.62 at the post office, joined a cool book trading site (see book swap thread) though, so will save money in the long run...right??
Aug24:
Aug25:
Aug26:
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Originally Posted by sparkprincess View Post
Yesterday was a big spending day. We bought a minivan. It was a needed purchase and much thought out. We got a great deal...0% financing. We can keep paying the same payments we are now and will pay the loan off sooner.

We DIDN'T need to eat at DQ or get a smoothie at Smoothie King. But we did.

I think that brings our unnecessary spending to around $35 this month.
Uh...I'm bringing you along when my car dies and I need to go shopping for a car! You rock!!!!
post #980 of 1106
Thread Starter 
Lindsay -- Welcome! Jump right in. Today is a great day to start no-spending. you can think of this next week as a warm-up for September!
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