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#241 of 547 Old 12-10-2007, 01:04 AM
 
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My key:
= NO SPEND AT ALL
= Gas, Groceries, Cleaning stuff
= anything else.

12/1-
12/2- Here is the damage:
-----$92.05- Christmas presents for my niece and nephew
-----$9.66-Holiday Cards and a pack of gum
-----$3.24-McDonald's
12/3-
12/4- $81.15 Groceries. $116.60 BJs-groceries (we get our meat there) $20 (approx- can't find the receipt) Target for laundry detergent, cleaning supplies.
12/5-
12/6-
12/7-
12/8- $47.01 gas, $2.13, Paperback Swap Obligation
12/9-





No spend days: 6/23

Proud mama to : Nicholas James born 3/19/09
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Dec 1: $52 at Target on gifts and household (37$ from budget, rest from holiday money gifted to us), $12 on pizza

Dec 2: $99 on groceries, $10 copies for dh recital, $51 flowers, $20 metro card

Dec 3:

Dec 4: $14.50 in stamps, taking ds out for dinner before choir performance $0!!!!, enrolling for dental insurance $243 for the fees and the first 2 months of coverage, $20 metrocard for dh

Dec 5: $3 pizza, $6 eggs and choc chips

Dec 6: $7.50 ornothology class, $7 snacks for ds & dh

Dec 7: $102 on groceries -- made $20 today selling something also

Dec 8: $21 at Farmer's Market

Dec 9:

My goals:

238/$350 on food/household
68/$150 misc spending (postage, clothes, gifts, fees, etc)
40/$20 metrocard (dh bought one also so we ended up over)
0/$25 laundry
0/$50 fun money for dh and I (wine, movies, etc.)
0/$1000 to debt!!!

0/??? car repair needed (200-300$)
$51/50 flowers for dh to give to his students at recital
0/25$ taking ds out for dinner after his choir concert!!! Friend paid!
$243 for dental insurance enrollment
2/5 no spent at-all days (not bills or food or anything)

not just for this month but keeping track:
155/428 selling things to pay for class

Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.

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I'm particularly pleased with my no spend today. DH and I went out on a date today: free babysitting from a friend, lunch at a fancy restaurant : (hey, new smilie ) on gift certificate I received for my birthday and we received movie passes as a early christmas present from my bil Very nice way to spend the afternoon and not a dime spent!

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Dec 1 + no drive
Dec 2 costco, gifts and groceries; new winter coat
Dec 3 car maintenance, xmas spending, household, all in budget
Dec 4 groceries, gas unnecessary groceries
Dec 5 lunch with DD, xmas gift, book
Dec 6
Dec 7 haircut, fast food dinner for the girls
Dec 8 no spend + no drive
Dec 9

Key: no spend spending in budget unplanned, unbudgeted, or unwise

No Spend Days 4/12
Fill gas and grocery shop only once a week 1/2
Only one stock up shop at Costco 1/1
Personal discretionary spending $ 0/50
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Dec 1st - No spend and stayed home
Dec 2nd - 15.00 going out to eat as a family (1 of the 2 budgeted eating out days ) , 15.00 gas , Paid off Best Buy cc ! also paid tithe
Dec 3rd - 13.00 flu vaxs for DD I did good though it lunch time here and I did NOT stop for fast food but instead came home to eat and feed dd.
Dec 4th - decided not to go to story time at Starbucks I always feel like I HAVE to get something so this took the temptation away . No spend !
Dec 5th - Gas 30.00 dh car , mortgage, electric , internet ,cc paymeny all paid plus I may go buy food tonight .
Dec 6th 14.81 groceries, 15.56 swap box items plus 9.00 to ship I should of NOT signed up for a swap!, 3.21 teacher tins for the cookies we are making , 33.10 on dh christmas 8.10 over budget, 20.00 gas
Dec. 7th We are going to a playgroup this morning and then back home and then out to a dinner therater at church all free so unless something happen this should be a true no spend day !
Dec 8th- Dh took ds to church for there Sunday school party and he will eat lunch there and then he took 1 dd with him to go chritmas shopping I am counting it as a no spend cause Dh saved uo his own money for christmas this yr sence we are on the dave get out of debt program plus he has a free gift card from the mall and he made a return at bestbuy and got a gift card from there . Plus I have to work tonight and the church is feeding me dinner sence I am watching everyones kids from the dinner therater . So all in all a No spend for me .
Dec 9th - Our heater went out and we had to oay 55.00 to have our warenty company come out to get it fixed . So nothing we could not pay for and Although I am fustrated it broke and I am glad we had an emergency fund to pay for it . Oh and today was our other eat out day and we did NOT eat out and Ds got his haircutt 10.00 but that was budget money
Dec 10th - We are home today other then bringing kids to and from school .

Goals:
5/20 True no spend days
4/11 Budget money (mortgage , food, electric , cc debt and the like)
2/0 none budget money spent
1/2 eating out days (we have two days we have to eat out this month so they are budgeted money )
33.10/25.00 my christmas money
65.00/155.00 gas money


Key :
no spend or budget spend money
Budget money
unbudget money
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1 - 36.99 groceries, drove
2 - 20.95 dd's toothpaste, no driving
3 - 266.51 groceries, drove
4 - 4.49 video rental, drove
5 - , no driving
6 - , drove
7 - , drove
8 - , no driving
9 - , drove

frugal plan:

groceries/pets 324.45/250
bad spending 4.49/0
no drive days 3/12
work on homemade x-mas presents
go to ap/crunchy/homeschool playgroups within 30 minutes of our house
hang/rack drying clothes
meal plan
stick to grocery list and use cash!
finally make some family cloth (this has been on the list since july)
eat less
donate or sell extra stuff
do better than last month!

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1st $30 gas; $25 thrift store
2nd $152 food (this should last for two weeks -- 12/16)
3rd
4th
5th $43 gas; $13 gifts for dc
6th $45 food; $8 eating out
7th
8th $31 gas; $68 food (some junk, dog food, basics)
9th
10th $1.30 coffee

I will NOT patronize any fast food places!
I will NOT patronize any big box stores except Home Depot if necessary.

GOALS:
Food from the grocery store: $265/$500
gas: $104/$200
races (DH and me): $0/$50 (I might use mine toward yoga though)
Christmas: $13/$150
Misc.: $34/$50 (DH has the same amount)


10/31 NO FAST FOOD! 10/31 NO BIG BOX STORES!


KEY: : True no spend Spending within budget : Spending outside budget
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We are staying home today other than picking up dd from school, and paying our water bill so I am recording early!

12/9 $25.10 co-op, $7.93 co-op shipping
12/10

Goals:
No spend days: 2/18 (Excludes "necessary" Christmas spending)
No DS, Etsy, DT: 10/27
Non-essential spending $33.03/$200
Save, Save, Save!

Exclusions:
Christmas presents, but I have to keep it <$400.
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Dec 1:
Dec 2: (and made $175 on craigslist!)
Dec 3: post office $16.58 in budget
Dec 4: groceries and household items... $62 in budget
Dec 5: DH gas, $30 in budget
Dec 6: (and made $20 on Craigslist!)
Dec 7:
Dec 8: Trader Joes 18.01 (food), Walmart 10.76 (food) in budget
Dec 9: (Made $60 on Craigslist) Target 45.25 (dog food, makeup, and groceries), Vons 11.98 (produce) DH gas $49
Dec 10:

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12/1- $13 @ Taco Bell
12/2
12/3
12/4
12/5
12/6
12/7
12/8 $18 Chinese food
12/9
12/10

I'm doing well but DH is spending all the money I'm not. I need to talk to him about that.

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December 1: $15 for pictures of the kids with Santa Claus.
December 2: no driving, spent $60 on Christmas gifts online.
December 3: no driving, no spending!
December 4: no driving, no spending!
December 5: $6 on parking, $4 of necessary spending at grocery store, $100 Christmas shopping, $24 spent on fast food and other things I don't really need (hot chocolate, snacky treats, etc.)
December 6: $35 spent on diapering stuff.
December 7: $5.75 at Starbucks
December 8: $5.00 at Starbucks
December 9: $44 for Christmas tree
December 10: $5 parking at Dr.

2/10 actual no-spend days
3/5 let-the-car-rest days
35/75 in discretionary/preventable spending
2/5 lattes
No unfunded credit card charges yet!
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12/01: $3 on replacing a book of a friends that my little DD ruined. $12 on lunch for bigger DD and I. $2 on a hot apple cider for me. $15 on winter boots for DD. Made $5 on Craigslist!
12/02: no spend! Made $10 on Craigslist!
12/03: no spend!
12/04: no spend! Made $20 on Craigslist!
12/05: no spend! Made $27 on Craigslist!
12/06: no spend!
12/07: no spend!
12/08: $9 on lunch for my older DD and I.
12/09: no spend!
12/10: no spend!

1. 8/20 no-spend days.
2. $204/$300 on groceries and household items for Dec 7-Dec 20.
3. $0/$0 on the credit card.
4. $645/$688 budget for Christmas gifts (any money made off of Craigslist will be added in to this).
5. $15/$0 on my DDs (other than Christmas gifts, of course!)

KEY:
=true no-spend
=spending within the budget
=out of budget spending
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Spent A LOT at the grocery store today, but it was mostly because I was taking advantage of some good deals and stocking up (organic free-range boneless/skinless chicken breasts for $3.60 a pound). And I didn't buy any treats for myself! I'm doing really well with that.

12/1:
12/2: $10.52 St. Nick's presents for DS + $3/14 Carmex + $5.27 printer paper + $1.86 candy for DH and me
12/3: $80.86 necessary groceries + $2.78 unnecessary groceries
12/4: $27.33 necessary groceries
12/5: $46.77 for snow mittens and boots for DS from Lands' End + $4 Starbucks
12/6: $7.07 post office to mail Half.com sales + $3 peppermint stick custard
12/7:
12/8: $40 Christmas tree + $99.89 Christmas cards + $24 take-out
12/9:
12/10: $171.40 necessary groceries

KEY:
True no spend
Necessary spending
Unnecessary spending

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Dec. 1 - $20 for Lunch {McDonalds} Made $535 holding Yardsale!
Dec. 2 - $15 for entertainment book {will get $10 GC & $6 rebate back - so free!} Made $513.51 from ebay auction!
Dec. 3 - : $35 USPS shipping to ship ebay items, $2112.21 Taxes on house, $81.13 groceries - all need/sale items!
Dec. 4 - : $27 at thrift store {books to sell & misc}, $135 water bill {yes - we had a leak!}, $240 Cable {double payment} Made $114.50 selling things on craigslist, and $21.44 selling on half.com
Dec. 5 - : $6.59 at starbucks, $2 for city bus.
Dec. 6 - : $17.50 at CVS {Made back $13 in ECB}. and $14.65 for a perscription that medicaid wouldn't cover.Made $5 on craigslist from selling old footlocker.
Dec. 7 - : $23 at local thrift store - homeschool materials. Made $8 selling boots on craigslist
Dec. 8 - : $21.78 for meds, $84.05 at heb for groceries, $10.96 at WG for Need items, $27 for BBQ dinner, and $.54 at CVS {Made back $5 in ECB}
Dec. 9 - : $10 at The Childrens Place for Socks for DD {she had none that fit - 6 pair for $10 is a great deal!}. $12 at mcdonalds for food, $7 for cookies, and $20 for a nursing bra at Motherhood Maternity.
Dec. 10 - Made $5 doing survey

True no spend
: Necessary spending
: Unnecessary spending

1. 15 no spend days 3/15
2. 20 Eat at home Days 6/20
3. 20 Stick to the List Days {We grocery Game} 6/15
4. Craigslist/Ebay/Half.com/yardsale Goal $1197.45/700
5. Surveys 5/?
6. Stick to the grocery Budget! 194.18/475
7. Blow Funds 133/150
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Dec. 1-
Dec. 2-
Dec. 3- spent $1.48 at post office, $12.50 at the grocery store, made $3 selling eggs
Dec. 4-
Dec. 5- $21.28 at grocery store (DH), $100 to order spring dance recital costumes. We're all out of check blanks, so the costume order went on the credit card. oops!
Dec. 6- $44.65 for gas, $4.37 for snack
Dec. 7-$38.90 for pizza (DS's birthday), $293.03 for groceries, $2.88 + misc change for a tip at Starbucks
Dec. 8-
Dec. 9-
Dec. 10- $7.15 for chicken feed (budgeted), $42 for kids' monthly bowling league fees (budgeted)
Dec. 11-
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Dec. 31-

My goals for the month of December:
Track Grocery Spending: $331.18/$500
Track eating out/take out spending: $38.90/$100
Track my gasoline spending: $44.65/$160
Track household spending: $101.48
Track gift spending:
Track frivolous spending: $2.88/$0
Track spending/income on chickens: $7.15 spending/$3 income
No frivolous spending: 9/31 days
No credit card use: 9/31 days
Stay within 15 miles of home: 8/25 days

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I'm an unintentional weasel feeder and I suck at proofreading.
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My key:
= NO SPEND AT ALL
= Gas, Groceries, Cleaning stuff
= anything else.

12/1-
12/2- Here is the damage:
-----$92.05- Christmas presents for my niece and nephew
-----$9.66-Holiday Cards and a pack of gum
-----$3.24-McDonald's
12/3-
12/4- $81.15 Groceries. $116.60 BJs-groceries (we get our meat there) $20 (approx- can't find the receipt) Target for laundry detergent, cleaning supplies.
12/5-
12/6-
12/7-
12/8- $47.01 gas, $2.13, Paperback Swap Obligation
12/9-
12/10 $9.41 Bottle of Iced tea, batteries, Sandwich at Hardees, candy bar








No spend days: 6/23

Proud mama to : Nicholas James born 3/19/09
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12/1: $42 groceries; $36 Target, all but $5 no essential; $110 dog grooming .
12/2: $1 lottery ticket
12/3:$35 copay; $1.14 postage
12/4: $5 workbooks for ds; $27 pizza and subs
12/5: $104 cell phone (minus $50 mail-in rebate)because my phone died once and for all
12/6: NO SPEND
12/7: NO SPEND
12/8: $90 on lunch at Cheesecake Factory. How did this happen??; $30 gas
12/9: $25 pizza
12/10: $85 books that I forgot I needed; $80 X-Mas

GOALS:

15 no-spend days;
$200 limit in X-Mas spending;
$200 in spending other than (1) paying bills (2) groceries, gas, health and other essentials that I can't think of at the moment.

PROGRESS TO DATE:

2 no-spend days
$80 X-Mas spending
$302 non-essential spending
$189 essential but unbudgeted spending
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Spent today, but all necessary. Well, not all, but dd1 had a blood draw at her dr visit today, so I think renting a video for a special treat after that was completely reasonable. Sent dh to do the grocery shopping, and only needed 17 dollars worth since we leave for vacation on thursday. made money from craigslist and got DHs christmas bonus today- cha-ching!

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Dec 1 + no drive
Dec 2 costco, gifts and groceries; new winter coat
Dec 3 car maintenance, xmas spending, household, all in budget
Dec 4 groceries, gas unnecessary groceries
Dec 5 lunch with DD, xmas gift, book
Dec 6
Dec 7 haircut, fast food dinner for the girls
Dec 8 no spend + no drive
Dec 9
Dec 10 DDs' dr visit and medicine, gas, groceries, video store

Key: no spend spending in budget unplanned, unbudgeted, or unwise

No Spend Days 4/12
Fill gas and grocery shop only once a week 2/2
Only one stock up shop at Costco 1/1
Personal discretionary spending $ 0/50
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Dec 1st - No spend and stayed home
Dec 2nd - 15.00 going out to eat as a family (1 of the 2 budgeted eating out days ) , 15.00 gas , Paid off Best Buy cc ! also paid tithe
Dec 3rd - 13.00 flu vaxs for DD I did good though it lunch time here and I did NOT stop for fast food but instead came home to eat and feed dd.
Dec 4th - decided not to go to story time at Starbucks I always feel like I HAVE to get something so this took the temptation away . No spend !
Dec 5th - Gas 30.00 dh car , mortgage, electric , internet ,cc paymeny all paid plus I may go buy food tonight .
Dec 6th 14.81 groceries, 15.56 swap box items plus 9.00 to ship I should of NOT signed up for a swap!, 3.21 teacher tins for the cookies we are making , 33.10 on dh christmas 8.10 over budget, 20.00 gas
Dec. 7th We are going to a playgroup this morning and then back home and then out to a dinner therater at church all free so unless something happen this should be a true no spend day !
Dec 8th- Dh took ds to church for there Sunday school party and he will eat lunch there and then he took 1 dd with him to go chritmas shopping I am counting it as a no spend cause Dh saved uo his own money for christmas this yr sence we are on the dave get out of debt program plus he has a free gift card from the mall and he made a return at bestbuy and got a gift card from there . Plus I have to work tonight and the church is feeding me dinner sence I am watching everyones kids from the dinner therater . So all in all a No spend for me .
Dec 9th - Our heater went out and we had to oay 55.00 to have our warenty company come out to get it fixed . So nothing we could not pay for and Although I am fustrated it broke and I am glad we had an emergency fund to pay for it . Oh and today was our other eat out day and we did NOT eat out and Ds got his haircutt 10.00 but that was budget money
Dec 10th - We are home today other then bringing kids to and from school . MADE 9.00 on a survey today
Dec 11th - I have to do this now or I will spend money as today is going to be hard . This morning we will be gone till lunch time for a moms event and then we come home to the heat guy and then to get my kids from school and then to Applebees to make it christmas time there , my sons class is meeting there to do it . The problem is my son will eat for free and my girls are going home with dh but I will be there starving I am sure ! I will check back tonight if I don't make it .

Goals:
6/20 True no spend days
4/11 Budget money (mortgage , food, electric , cc debt and the like)
2/0 none budget money spent
1/2 eating out days (we have two days we have to eat out this month so they are budgeted money )
33.10/25.00 my christmas money
65.00/155.00 gas money


Key :
no spend or budget spend money
Budget money
unbudget money
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I am feeling myself pulled to the thrift store to look for cast iron pans. Should I skip it and avoid any other urges?
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1 - 36.99 groceries, drove
2 - 20.95 dd's toothpaste, no driving
3 - 266.51 groceries, drove
4 - 4.49 video rental, drove
5 - , no driving
6 - , drove
7 - , drove
8 - , no driving
9 - , drove
10 - 55.10 groceries, 108.69 household (i managed to kill my pretty enameled stock pot and the heating element has gone out on my crock pot so i replaced those, though i just got a plain stainless steel stock pot this time.), drove
11 - , drove

frugal plan:

groceries/pets 379.55/250
bad spending 113.18/0
no drive days 3/12
work on homemade x-mas presents
go to ap/crunchy/homeschool playgroups within 30 minutes of our house
hang/rack drying clothes
meal plan
stick to grocery list and use cash!
finally make some family cloth (this has been on the list since july)
eat less
donate or sell extra stuff
do better than last month!

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Dec. 1:
Dec. 2:
Dec. 3: (no spend!)
Dec. 4:
Dec. 5:
Dec. 6: (no spend!)
Dec. 7:
Dec. 8: (no spend!)
Dec. 9: (no spend!)
Dec. 10:
Dec. 11: (no spend!)

GOALS:
* Less than $100 in frivolous spending: month to date $0
* At least 25 days (no spend or spending w/in budget): 11/25
* Avoid Target: 11/31
* Pack snacks/water for outings: 11/31
* NO library fines: month to date $0
* Stay within grocery budget: $0/$430
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I am feeling myself pulled to the thrift store to look for cast iron pans. Should I skip it and avoid any other urges?
I'm trying to think of something supportive to say, but feel like a big hypocrite, as I've not been too good at avoiding urges this month myself. So how about a in solidarity? Do you need the pan? Is it budgeted? If you need it, can you walk in with a certain amount of cash and only spend on a pan and nothing else? Good luck with your decision!
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Dec 1 groceries and gas
Dec 2
Dec 3
Dec 4
Dec 5
Dec 6
Dec 7 $7.50 to list items in my friends HC store for things that cannot be named on MDC
Dec 8 water bottles at kids party
Dec 9
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Dec 11


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necessary spend
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Feeling kind of blah today. I had the urge to go out to lunch with DH, but resisted. We used to go out to lunch at least once a week, but have really reformed our habits. Now that I've gotten out of the habit of doing it, it's much easier to resist the temptation. Although I wanted to go, I didn't feel disappointed/deprived when I decided against it. This is progress.

Posting because I'm not leaving the house today, so it will be a no spend.

Tomorrow will be a big day. It's my scheduled Wednesday off. I'll drop the kids off at a friend's house, go out to lunch with DH (planning to use a Panera gift card I'd forgotten I had), then to the bank to close an old account and add the money to our emergency fund. And finally, do our Christmas shopping. I am planning to pay cash for the gifts. DH and I will sit down tonight and finalize the list, so there won't be any unexpected surprises.

And speaking of Christmas, I'm making fleece PJs for all of the kids... I should go work on that now, while they're too engrossed in other activities to notice what I'm doing

Dec. 1-
Dec. 2-
Dec. 3- spent $1.48 at post office, $12.50 at the grocery store, made $3 selling eggs
Dec. 4-
Dec. 5- $21.28 at grocery store (DH), $100 to order spring dance recital costumes. We're all out of check blanks, so the costume order went on the credit card. oops!
Dec. 6- $44.65 for gas, $4.37 for snack
Dec. 7-$38.90 for pizza (DS's birthday), $293.03 for groceries, $2.88 + misc change for a tip at Starbucks
Dec. 8-
Dec. 9-
Dec. 10- $7.15 for chicken feed (budgeted), $42 for kids' monthly bowling league fees (budgeted)
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Dec. 31-

My goals for the month of December:
Track Grocery Spending: $331.18/$500
Track eating out/take out spending: $38.90/$100
Track my gasoline spending: $44.65/$160
Track household spending: $101.48
Track gift spending:
Track frivolous spending: $2.88/$0
Track spending/income on chickens: $7.15 spending/$3 income
No frivolous spending: 10/31 days
No credit card use: 10/31 days
Stay within 15 miles of home: 9/25 days

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02.. $2 bagels
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07.. can't remember
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09.. $1 Bagel at church
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8/20 No spend days
1/10 Let the car rest days

 

 

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Only ba bill to pay today..No other spending! I even took my grandmother and my dd to Kmart and spent nothing! Not even an essential was purchased


12/9 $25.10 co-op, $7.93 co-op shipping
12/10
12/11

Goals:
No spend days: 3/18 (Excludes "necessary" Christmas spending)
No DS, Etsy, DT: 11/27
Non-essential spending $33.03/$200
Save, Save, Save!

Exclusions:
Christmas presents, but I have to keep it <$400.
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I went to the thrift store, but they didn't have the pan so it is no spend. DS bought a stamp set with money he found when cleaning the basement with dh, but I am not counting that.

1st $30 gas; $25 thrift store
2nd $152 food (this should last for two weeks -- 12/16)
3rd :
4th :
5th $43 gas; $13 gifts for dc
6th $45 food; $8 eating out
7th :
8th $31 gas; $68 food (some junk, dog food, basics)
9th :
10th $1.30 coffee
11th :

I will NOT patronize any fast food places!
I will NOT patronize any big box stores except Home Depot if necessary.

GOALS:
Food from the grocery store: $265/$500
gas: $104/$200
races (DH and me): $0/$50 (I might use mine toward yoga though)
Christmas: $13/$150
Misc.: $34/$50 (DH has the same amount)


11/31 NO FAST FOOD! 11/31 NO BIG BOX STORES!


KEY: : True no spend Spending within budget : Spending outside budget
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12/01: $3 on replacing a book of a friends that my little DD ruined. $12 on lunch for bigger DD and I. $2 on a hot apple cider for me. $15 on winter boots for DD. Made $5 on Craigslist!
12/02: no spend! Made $10 on Craigslist!
12/03: no spend!
12/04: no spend! Made $20 on Craigslist!
12/05: no spend! Made $27 on Craigslist!
12/06: no spend!
12/07: no spend!
12/08: $9 on lunch for my older DD and I.
12/09: no spend!
12/10: no spend!
12/11: no spend!

1. 9/20 no-spend days.
2. $204/$300 on groceries and household items for Dec 7-Dec 20.
3. $0/$0 on the credit card.
4. $649/$688 budget for Christmas gifts (any money made off of Craigslist will be added in to this).
5. $15/$0 on my DDs (other than Christmas gifts, of course!)

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Dec 1:
Dec 2: (and made $175 on craigslist!)
Dec 3: post office $16.58 in budget
Dec 4: groceries and household items... $62 in budget
Dec 5: DH gas, $30 in budget
Dec 6: (and made $20 on Craigslist!)
Dec 7:
Dec 8: Trader Joes 18.01 (food), Walmart 10.76 (food) in budget
Dec 9: (Made $60 on Craigslist) Target 45.25 (dog food, makeup, and groceries), Vons 11.98 (produce) DH gas $49
Dec 10:
Dec 11:

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I made it tonight . I was at applebees and did not spend a dime !!!!!!
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