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This is a support thread to help you not spend your money.

Everyone is welcome to join and you can start tracking your spending at any time. It doesn't have to be December 1st. Now is a good time to start.

The plan is simple (although tough to execute):

1. Vow not to spend any money on unnecessary purchases.

2. Come on here everyday and record your spending.

We all record our spending in different ways. There are no rules. You record and update however you would like -- pick a way that will help you spend the least amount of money.

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Please write an introductory message when you decide to join our thread. We would like to know:

a. Who you are

b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and

c. How you plan to get there

Good luck MDCers!! Keep that money in your wallet.


 

 

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a. Who you are

 

Homeschooling mom of 2 girls.  DH is a professional gardener and landscaper, so the work is seasonal.

b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and

 

For the next few months the goal is just hanging steady until after tax time.  If we can do that we will be in excellent shape.

c. How you plan to get there

 

Reducing spending across the board.  I have extreme difficulty with my grocery bill which is nearly all-organic and monstrous.  I don't go crazy on stupid purchases, food or otherwise, but even the little things add up.  

 

Especially this month I need to make do with what we have here and stick to the list!!!!!  This month I am going over the Christmas lists with dh instead of just keeping it in my head.  I am going to divide the grocery budget over each week to help stay on target.  

 

This is a terrible time of year for us.  Earnings are down, expenses exceed income, and we have birthdays and Christmas lined up one after another, then TAX TIME!!  I feel like a bear family that has to fatten up over the summer months to make it through winter and early spring on our fat reserves alone and emerge with enough energy to find food before I croak.

 

Must make lists.  Good lists.  Must stick to the lists!!!!!


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Thanks for starting the new thread, Prudence!!

 

a.  I'm Jenn, homeschooling SAHM to 5 kiddos, due in January w/ #6 (our last).

 

b.  We're on track to being debt free.  We've been s-l-o-w-l-y progressing on it, it seems as though each time we take 2 steps forward, we also need to take 3 steps back irked.gif But we're pressing on.

 

c.  We're still working on controlling our spending.  Our plan for the month:

~ STAY OUT OF STORES!!  This is our biggest $$ suck.  Our family can NOT go into a store for just 1 thing, we end up spending at least $100!!  We did really well keeping this under control in November and we're going to continue to work on staying out of stores.

~  Cooking at home as much as possible.  Being pregnant, I'm tired, the day gets away from me, and the next thing I know, I'm ordering take out.  We made great strides in our eating out in November and I'm really hoping to keep up the momentum.  It's expensive for our family of 7 to get take out or go out to eat.

~  Crafting.  I'm working on knocking things off my craft list for the holidays.  I'm done Christmas shopping, now I need to finish up the homemade stuff.  My goal is to work for at least 30min daily towards a gift or preparations for the baby (diapers, baby clothes, etc)

~  STICK TO THE BUDGET!!  DH has 2 dr appointments, DS2 has an eye dr appointment, and DH is taking our sons to a museum in DC on Saturday so he'll have to pay for parking.  We'll probably have a little extra spending on our food budget for the holidays, though I'm hoping to incorporate most of it into our normal grocery spending.

 

Goals for December

 

thumb.gif  20 No Spend days

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a. My name is Micah, mom to 2 boys with another on the way. Wife to a 6' string bean who out eats all of us together.

b. Need $1000 in the emergency fund, pay midwife ($2400 due in Feb), army travel debt ($1000-ish), moving fund ($2200, moving in Feb).

c. Homemade household stuff, no disposable stuff, food all from scratch including homemade yogurt and bread. Starbucks only with personal money once a week (horrid vice). Pinching pennies and such. Some of it can be tax refund money but I don't know how much were getting. Aiming for 20 no spend days.

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I would soooooo love to know what your husband knows.  I think of gardeners and landscapers as artists creating their paintings with nature.  I wish I could do that.

 

re: grocery budget.  you can do it, Mama!

 

re: bear family.  We are in a similar situation...only the opposite.  DH is a teacher and he stops getting paid in May...and then isn't paid again until September 15th.  So we are storing up fat now to live off of in the summer.  Our financial situation looks rosy every month...until you realize that we need to sock a huge chunk of that into savings so we can live on it over the summer months.

 

Then summer is a lean lean time with NO income.  We make it though, every year.  But a big part of that is me being frugal now so we have that money later.

 

 

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Homeschooling mom of 2 girls.  DH is a professional gardener and landscaper, so the work is seasonal.

This is a terrible time of year for us.  Earnings are down, expenses exceed income, and we have birthdays and Christmas lined up one after another, then TAX TIME!!  I feel like a bear family that has to fatten up over the summer months to make it through winter and early spring on our fat reserves alone and emerge with enough energy to find food before I croak.


 

 

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a. My name is Micah, mom to 2 boys with another on the way. Wife to a 6' string bean who out eats all of us together.
b. Need $1000 in the emergency fund, pay midwife ($2400 due in Feb), army travel debt ($1000-ish), moving fund ($2200, moving in Feb).
c. Homemade household stuff, no disposable stuff, food all from scratch including homemade yogurt and bread. Starbucks only with personal money once a week (horrid vice). Pinching pennies and such. Some of it can be tax refund money but I don't know how much were getting. Aiming for 20 no spend days.

 

 

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a. Who you are

 

My name is Prudence (which is kind of ironic, eh?) and I'm a SAHM and my DH is a teacher.   SAHM +Teacher = penny-watchers. 


b. Where you are going (your financial goals)

 

We've been doing Dave Ramsey's plan for the past few years and we are 14 days (yes, 14 days.... fingersx.gif ) away from paying off our last debt.  Our second mortgage.  sooooo close....

c. How you plan to get there

 

1.  Just like Jenn -- STAYING OUT OF THE STORES.  That is HUGE for me.  If I'm not out there shopping, I'm not spending.  This includes on-line "stores".

 

2.  Track my spending -- I'm always looking for little leaks in our budget and tracking keeps me aware.

 

3.  Have 15 no-spend days.  If I can spend even half the month not out there buying stuff, we'll make it.
 


 

 

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My goal for the month = 15 thumb.gif no-spend days 

My progress so far = 18 days  joy.gif

 

 

 

01..  $166 ski stuff

02..  thumb.gif

03..  $8.50 bagels

04..  thumb.gif

05..  thumb.gif

06..  $215 Christmas

07..  thumb.gif

08..  $35 eating out

09..  thumb.gif

10..  $50 more Christmas

11..  thumb.gif

12..  thumb.gif

13..  thumb.gif

14..  $20 more eating out 

15..  $7 hot cocoa + flowers

16..  thumb.gif

17..  thumb.gif

18..  $100 Christmas stuff

19..  thumb.gif

20..  $23 Broken snow globes and breakfast

21..  $35  Alcohol for party

22..  thumb.gif

23..  $35 ski

24..  thumb.gif  (spent tons on groceries, but it was budgeted)

25..  thumb.gif

26..  thumb.gif sledding = free

27..  thumb.gif huge snowstorm = shovelling = free

28..  thumb.gif

29..  thumb.gif

30..  $15 skiing

31..  $143  party food and alcohol for tonight


 

 

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b. Where you are going (your financial goals)

 

We've been doing Dave Ramsey's plan for the past few years and we are 14 days (yes, 14 days.... fingersx.gif ) away from paying off our last debt.  Our second mortgage.  sooooo close....
 

                champagne.gif  jammin.gif  Excellent!  (BTW, that's champagne that you've had in the basement for over a year now, not from a bottle you've just purchased!)


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                champagne.gif  jammin.gif  Excellent!  (BTW, that's champagne that you've had in the basement for over a year now, not from a bottle you've just purchased!)

 

 

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b. Where you are going (your financial goals)

 

We've been doing Dave Ramsey's plan for the past few years and we are 14 days (yes, 14 days.... fingersx.gif ) away from paying off our last debt.  Our second mortgage.  sooooo close....
 

Prudence, THIS is inspiring!!  DH and I have struggled for quite a few years to get a handle on our credit card debt.  We were debt free 6 years ago, then we bought our house and our credit card balance has been slowly creeping up.  We would make considerable progress on it and then fall into a hole of spending.  Seeing you so close to your goal motivates me to keep my nose to the grindstone and continue working the babysteps.  We have about a year left before our credit card is paid off and then some months after that to pay off DH's car, but it's all within our grasp.  If we can continue to track and control our spending I KNOW it's completely doable.


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This month I am adding some smaller goals.  I'm going to post them a day or three in advance, and I get a Happy Little Dude-icon if I make it.

 

Last month I had about 12 No-spend days jammin.gif, and a handful of budgeted spending days banana.gif.  I'm not even going to try to make a goal about # of days this-or-that because of the uncertainties of Christmas shopping, but I need to avoid oops.gif days.

 

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So, without further ado, here are the goals for the first 3 days of December:

 

12/1 Waldorf Winter Faire.  Plan to buy a $20-$25 activity card.  Lunch will be packed.  No other stops.

12/2 This will be a no-spend day

12/3 This will be a no spend day


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You can do it, SweetSilver!  We'll be here to support you and help you avoid those oops days. 


 

 

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Okay, not off to the best start.  But there was an internet deal and it was a great price for skiing at a local place.  so tomorrow is a new day...

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My goal for the month = 15 thumb.gif no-spend days

My progress so far = 0 days

 

01..  $30 cross-country ski punchcard

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15..  PAY OFF our 2nd Mortgage. 

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A. Who you are
Amy, mother of two boys age 4 and 6. Gluten free vegan. Fighting to be frugal, I have a coupon and deal/shopping addiction that I have to be super careful to maintain.

b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and
we are debt free including the house and working to save as much as we can. Currently have 4 months saved and shooting for 1 years worth and then begin looking for land to start homesteading.

c. How you plan to get there
STOP SHOPPING. Stick to my budget.

I'm nervous.....this will be hard with Christmas!! We have a budget though of$600. I know I'll spend on that but I want this to help me control the $2 or $3 here and there that I'm frittering.


01..  $19 grocery purchase, tomatoes, cilantro, baby oil, pepper, mango, hairpins
02.. $2.04 DH wanted greens for lunch so I bought a can - resisted buying $20 of advent calendars (was $80) but even though a good deal we dont need them.
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1.  irked.gif knit.gif  Well today was a bust.  DH took the boys to a museum in DC and ended up spending $40 on lunch yikes2.gif at the museum cafe.  My girls and I had a service project and I took them to McD's for lunch.  Neither of the eating out was budgeted for though, I don't know what I was thinking duh.gif  Did some budgeted grocery shopping and fixed dinner at home, though.  Already planned tomorrow's dinner, too.

 

On the plus side of things, last night DH picked up a BEAUTIFUL headboard and bed frame from a family on our homeschool list that was free!!  YEAH!!  We could really use a headboard and some "polishing up" of our bedroom.  I also sewed up a shirt for DD1 to wear to the service project today.  The girls were supposed to wear red shirts and the one I originally thought DD1 would wear she has outgrown (didn't actually check that til yesterday afternoon rolleyes.gif).  Thankfully I had the supplies on hand to make her a shirt in about 1 hr.  That's how long it would have taken me to load up the kids, drive to WalMart, find and buy the shirt, and drive home.  Since I had all the supplies from a previous project, the shirt was virtually free.  AND, once I add a finishing touch, it's going to double as her Christmas Eve party shirt!!  WooHoo, 2 birds, 1 stone jammin.gif


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This month I am adding some smaller goals.  I'm going to post them a day or three in advance, and I get a Happy Little Dude-icon if I make it.

Last month I had about 12 No-spend days jammin.gif, and a handful of budgeted spending days banana.gif.  I'm not even going to try to make a goal about # of days this-or-that because of the uncertainties of Christmas shopping, but I need to avoid oops.gif days.

 

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Here's what actually happened:

 

12/1 Waldorf Winter Faire.  Plan to buy a $20-$25 activity card.  Lunch will be packed.  No other stops.

 

Yeah, ummmmmm........ prices went up.  Holy cow!  In a way, I'm totally OK with that.  That school puts on the most magical Winter Fair you can imagine.  We get to bring home a handful of beautiful handmade crafts, have a good playtime on the playground equipment (and I get to ogle all the hand-knitted hats and clothes everybody is wearing--how inspiring!).

 

Still, cost to Do It All went up to $35 faint.gif.  And I ended up *not* resisting some clever felt acorn ornaments which were $2 apiece.  Bought 4, and I plan on collecting some acorn caps and making a few more of my own for holiday gifts.

 

So, not the worst day, but nevertheless, I did not earn my Dancing Banana.  I did not, however, deserve a big "OOPS"-icon.  I did manage to not make any other stops, and that was part of The Plan.  Packed our lunch, too.  So, not so bad.  orngtongue.gif

 

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Here are the goals for the next 3 days:

 

12/2 This will be a no-spend day

12/3 This will be a no spend day

12/4 This will be errand day.  Must make good lists.


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Welcome Amy!!!  You have the right spirit.  I'm jealous of your paid-for house...I hope to be there someday too!

 

 

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SweetSilver - you can't blame yourself for them raising the price of admission.  No one expects you to turn heel and walk out the door because of that!  And $4 for felted acorns isn't that big of a splurge.  I think your banana can dance a little bit for that. 


 

 

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12/1 Cuss.gif We were traveling and I forgot to feed us breakfast before we left. Spent $15.
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This month I am adding some smaller goals.  I'm going to post them a day or three in advance, and I get a Happy Little Dude-icon if I make it.

Last month I had about 12 No-spend days jammin.gif, and a handful of budgeted spending days banana.gif.  I'm not even going to try to make a goal about # of days this-or-that because of the uncertainties of Christmas shopping, but I need to avoid oops.gif days.

 

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Here's what actually happened:

 

12/1 Waldorf Winter Faire.  Cost went up--spent $35 faint.gif.  Spent $8 on Christmas ornaments, so an itty-bitty oops.gif.  Still, I packed lunch as planned, and made no other stops.  So I deserve something, and this little Bouncy-Dude is just right. biggrinbounce.gif

12/2   jammin.gif No-spend day 

 

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Here are the goals for the next 2 days:

 

12/3 This will be a no spend day

12/4 This will be errand day.  Must make good lists.


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Got it.  My first day.  Hopefully there will be many more to follow.

 

 

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My goal for the month = 15 thumb.gif no-spend days

My progress so far = 1 day

 

01..  $30 cross-country ski punchcard + 136 for new ski pants

02..  thumb.gif

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15..  PAY OFF our 2nd Mortgage. 


 

 

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12/1 :cuss We were traveling and I forgot to feed us breakfast before we left. Spent $15. 
12/2 :eyesroll Today will be budgeted Christmas spending only.  
12/3 :eyesroll Oil change and I'll spend about $10 on the way home. Tomorrow should be my first no spend day!
 
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knit.gif  Crafted for at least 30 minutes

 

1.  irked.gif knit.gif Unbudgeted lunch out, budgeted grocery shopping.

2.  thumb.gif  knit.gif  Didn't go anywhere.  DH fixed a faulty outlet in the kitchen, then we put together our free bed frame.  This is how we need to spend our weekends, getting household projects done, NOT shopping.

3.  thumb.gif  knit.gif  Bought the very last thing on the Christmas gift list (I've been watching zuliliy for it for weeks now), but it was budgeted.  There shouldn't be anymore spending happening today, hopefully raking and garden bed upkeep will get done instead.

 

2/20 No Spend Days

3/20 Crafting Days


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a. Who you are:  I'm Maria, Mama to 2 girls have been working part time for a few years.  Recently started a 2nd job that should become full time.  So far mostly working form home but that should change this month!

b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and:  We have been working on paying of CC debt, for longer than I'd like to say!  We are $1,900 away from paying it off!  I could not be more excited.  November was the 1st time I ever stuck to the thread for an entire month and it was a tremendous help.  Christmas shopping was much more well thought out and budgeted for!

c. How you plan to get there:  We are watching the budget very closely and keeping good records of every penny that we spend.  We used the snowball method to get rid of our cc debt and will continue to roll that into paying off vehicles, paying down house and building savings, bigger EF, start Roth IRA's for both of us, start contributing to DH's 401k again, & get a 401k going for me. 

 

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No spend-thumb.gif      Budgeted spend-winky.gif        Went over or not budgeted-greensad.gif    Extra shift, freebee awesome deal-joy.gif  Hung clothes on line hang.gif

 

1.  winky.gif Online Christmas shopping

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Okay, I'm back in for this month, too.

 

49 year old mom of 1 DS and wife to DH

Work at the local school where DH teaches and DS attends

We are totally debt free (house included), but if we're not careful, the spending can quickly get away from us.

 

I did this last month, and felt like it really helped keep me more on track.  I'm not going to set a goal of a specific number of days this month because of the holidays, but will just try to do the best I can.

 

thumb.gif = No spend/budgeted spend

irked.gif = Unbudgeted spend

 

1.  irked.gif  Breakfast out

2.  irked.gif  Lunch out after church

3.  irked.gif  Supper out tonight with a dear cousin who is going through a rough patch

 

Wow...my month isn't starting out too good.   Oh well, maybe I'll get it out of the way early!  shrug.gif


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This month I am adding some smaller goals.  I'm going to post them a day or three in advance, and I get a Happy Little Dude-icon if I make it.

Last month I had about 12 No-spend days jammin.gif, and a handful of budgeted spending days banana.gif.  I'm not even going to try to make a goal about # of days this-or-that because of the uncertainties of Christmas shopping, but I need to avoid oops.gif days.

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Here's what actually happened:

 

12/1 Waldorf Winter Faire.  Cost went up--spent $35 faint.gif.  Spent $8 on Christmas ornaments, so an itty-bitty oops.gif.  Still, I packed lunch as planned, and made no other stops.  So I deserve something, and this little Bouncy-Dude is just right. biggrinbounce.gif

12/2   jammin.gif No-spend day 

12/3   jammin.gif No spend day

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Here are the goals for the next 3 days:

 

12/4 This will be errand day.  Made my lists--mostly groceries, plus allowing myself a new set of Christmas baubles to replace the scratched up ones I'm hoping to retire.  Paper supplies for homeschooling.

12/5 I'm not planning to spend today, but we often need an extra day or two to cover all the stops to get the groceries we need.  So, possibly a spend day.  I'm home today, and dh rarely makes silly purchases for us.

12/6 This will be a no-spend day as we are all home.

 

At some point, I need to get online to order Christmas presents.  Waiting for the free-shipping deals, if that comes up on a planned no-spend day, it won't be an "oops".  DH and I talked about Christmas budgets, and my goal is to stick with them, however hard it may be.


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I just wanted to share these pictures because I'm so freakin' proud of my no-spend, hand-crafted wreath-- and since it's wrapped with jute twine, it's 100% biodegradable to boot!

 

 

400  My Quality-Control Manager checking on my bamboo base.  The bamboo would make a pretty cool wreath by itself, but my daughters wanted a traditional wreath.

 

 

400Wow!  Did I make that??  Pine prunings from dh's work.  Oddly enough, though I live a forest, I wasn't able to find enough good branches to make a wreath (we live in a *big* forest and the prettiest branches are about 20 feet off the ground!)

 

400And decorated--not exactly Martha Stewart as the ornaments are the crap I don't want on the tree, but the girls won't let me get rid of.

 

So, to save myself $15 (though that's only part of the reason I made it), I made a wreath worth around $100!

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thumb.gif = No spend/budgeted spend

irked.gif = Unbudgeted spend

 

1.  irked.gif  Breakfast out

2.  irked.gif  Lunch out after church

3.  irked.gif  Supper out tonight with a dear cousin who is going through a rough patch

4.  thumb.gif  Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself, but today should be a no-spend day.

 

 

 

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I just wanted to share these pictures because I'm so freakin' proud of my no-spend, hand-crafted wreath-- and since it's wrapped with jute twine, it's 100% biodegradable to boot!

 

 SweetSilver that is so awesome!  Love those wreaths!


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