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post #161 of 1358
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2 $10.97 - We have been staying with friends for a week between moves and we restocked some of their food/drink items.

Frog ~ So exciting about the new tadpoles...keep us posted!
post #162 of 1358
I can't believe this months thread is already so long!! Ive decided that my party spending will be recorded for Sept.

Soooo....

Sept 1: $140 for Labor Day Weekend party supplies
Sept 2:
post #163 of 1358
9/1
9/2 $37.04 on groceries (including Lactaid, electrolyte water and white grape juice for the girls with diarrhea. )
post #164 of 1358
Oops, I forgot DH's purchase of some oil for his car yesterday. $10.67. On the other hand, I made a math mistake (in our favor!) on the amount I had budgeted for utilities. Discretionary money available for the month holding steady at $156.39.

Sept. 2 - Even though there was an unexpected ER visit, today was a no-spend day because my health insurance picks up the entire tab. There was a small amount of fast-food as well, but it doesn't count against the month's goals because the friend I was with paid for it.

Goals:
No-spend days: 1/30
No-eating-out days: 1/30
No-online-purchase days: 2/30
Thrift store clothing budget spent: $0/$6
post #165 of 1358
9/1-
9/2- we stayed home all day today and I even meal planned!

It is amazing how fast this thread grows. I think it is awesome! I can't seem to keep up with it but good job everyone!
post #166 of 1358
Didn't go out today and stayed off the internet so my first actual no spend day of the month

Sep 1 - = Expensive backpack
Sep 2 -

No Spend Days: 1/30
No Restaurant/Take-out Days: 2/30
post #167 of 1358
Thread Starter 
Wow. That is all I can say. There have been ~pages~ of posts since yesterday.

Great job Ladies! I haven't had a chance to read all the posts, but I'm glad to see so many of you on board!

Here's my check-in:

01..
02.. $12 ice cream and rides at fair,

My goals:

1. No-Spend Days = 1/20 days
2. Let the Car Rest Days = 1/15 days
3. No McDonalds = 2/30 days

We spent a little money today, but we didn't drive the car! That's progress anyway.
post #168 of 1358
Thread Starter 
Quote:
I'm sorry to ask a dumb question, but what does your no spend days 1/20 days mean? Do you plan to not spend any money for 20 out of the 30 days in Sept?
liangel -- yep, that is my goal. The most days I have EVER been able to no-spend was 19, so I'm shooting for 20. If I can get 20 no-spend days out of this month I'll be one happy Mama.
post #169 of 1358
So far so good.

Groceries : $45

That's it. Went to a FREE and very fun picnic all afternoon with an order of Priests in the area. It was a blast and did I mention FREE
post #170 of 1358
Thread Starter 
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Limit coffee out to free mocha Wednesdays at McDonald's (and don't buy anything while I'm there!)


Whoa! Where have I been? Free mocha Wednesdays!!?
Whoa! I haven't heard of this either. Can someone enlighten me??? If McDonald's is giving out free mochas on Wednesdays, then I need to seriously revise my goals.

That is dangerous information to give out to our no-spending, coffee-drink loving group. Starbucks almost derailed our thread last month.
post #171 of 1358
Marisol, is everyone okay?
post #172 of 1358
September 2: $10 on pizza and ceasar salad I got lazy and didn't get groceries today,but I did spend less then I normally do on take out.
post #173 of 1358
Don't know if they do it in every state but in MI Iced Mocha's and Iced Lattes are free on Wednesday from 7 a.m to 7 pm. Around here they're super friendly and don't even limit it to just one!
post #174 of 1358
9/1= 3.99 for milk

9/2= necessary trip to the hardware store to the tune of $200! grrrr... but we can't really get away from the things dh needs to finish his office, so, sigh... and then some tonic water and limes for dinner at a friend's house (to go with gin we already had). all in all, an ok day. going for 0 tomorrow!
post #175 of 1358
Sept 1: $23.48 on diapers (allowed)
Sept 2: around $20 at the fair (used leftover bday money from DH, so okay).

Going for a real no spend day tomorrow!

No spend days: 0/20
Blow $: 0 of $20
No out food: 2/26
Diapers: 23.48/$50-75
post #176 of 1358
The only thing we spent money on today was gas for my car, to the tune of about $25. But I consider that necessary spending, so I'm not counting it.

We did drop DH's car off at the mechanic's today, to be picked up again Wednesday, so I'm sure we'll be spending a LOT then. But again, necessary expenditure. It's not buying stuff off the internet that we don't need, or picking up doo-dads from Target.
post #177 of 1358
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Oops, I forgot DH's purchase of some oil for his car yesterday. $10.67. On the other hand, I made a math mistake (in our favor!) on the amount I had budgeted for utilities. Discretionary money available for the month holding steady at $156.39.

Sept. 2 - Even though there was an unexpected ER visit, today was a no-spend day because my health insurance picks up the entire tab. There was a small amount of fast-food as well, but it doesn't count against the month's goals because the friend I was with paid for it.

Goals:
No-spend days: 1/30
No-eating-out days: 1/30
No-online-purchase days: 2/30
Thrift store clothing budget spent: $0/$6
Is everything okay?
post #178 of 1358
Ok here is today's update!

September 1 : $34.51 grocieries (in the budget)
September 2 :$3.00 for eggs(in the budget)

There you have it.

My goals are to only spend on things that are on my list. Right now the only thing on my list is dividers for my daughters for school...the rest I picked up yesterday and today. I only carry the money necessary for the purchases. That makes it easier.

You know what? I never realised how hard it was NOT to spend and I think I spend a lot more impulsively than I ever realised.
post #179 of 1358
September 1:
September 2:

We spent $35 on pizza this afternoon for us and my parents, but that's because we had to take our little 6-week-old to the emergency room and leave our big kids with my parents. No one had eaten by 6:30, and the kids were starving, so I'm not counting that as an unnecessary expense.
post #180 of 1358
9/1 -
9/2 -

I'm pleased because I was thinking I'd have to buy something to make to take to our potluck today, but I found a mix in the cupboard that I didn't remember I had!
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