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#121 of 662 Old 07-02-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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7/1 - $67.54 (groceries/household for the whole week!)
7/2 - $4.50 (admission to pool), $4.80 (ice cream)

$67.54/$500 groceries/household
2/25 eat-at-home days
$9.30 frivolous spending
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#122 of 662 Old 07-02-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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Didn't spend anything yesterday or today.

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So far, so great! I was tempted to buy some magazines at the library sale...but nope! I was also tempted by the going out of business sale at the movie place, but nope again! And I made a pizza from scratch! I was pretty happy with myself!
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July 1st (Canada Day ): $30 for strawberries and slushie, $2.50 for a movie (we were going to use a coupon for a free one but didn't want to waste it on a cheap movie )
July 2nd: $55 on groceries and additional jam making supplies. Bought the kids some treats in there, oops! I have to learn there are other ways of saying "I : you" than with treats
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I've spent nothing for the first two days in July, but I was camping so it really doesn't count. Now the hard part begins. I have to go and buy planned for birthday gifts and not buy anything else and goto the 4th of july parade and not buy stuff from all the vendor.
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07/01
07/02 $10.00 Polly Pocket silliness for dd.

I don't know what came over me. She is one happy little girl right now though. I did put $60 more down on the credit card at least. We're getting there!

1/23 No-Spend Days
$10/$100 Unnecessary Spending
$60/$250 Credit Card Debt

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7/1 = $16.97 diapers/wipes, $42.50 food
7/2 = :

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7/1: Gas $81.50
7/2: Groceries ~$152

Took the kids to a free showing of Bee Movie, packed snacks and waters, and my oldest son spent 13 of his hard-earned dollars (he's started his own odd-job business) on a used Game Cube game.


No Spend
Budget Spend
Over Spend

Groceries ~$152
Gas $81.50
Garden
Misc.
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7/2-$105- 6 weeks of our family/homeschooling chorus + materials (the song book and CD are part of the package). I consider this one of our standard bills, since it's the one extra activity that we've done regularly for the last 2 years.

Since it was chorus night, it was also a driving day for us.
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july 1: :
july 2:

week 1: 27$
100$ remaining for the month

(the budget is 75$/week for food, transportation, outings, etc, 100$ a month for clothes, gifts, craft stuff, etc)

march: 48% no-spend days
april: 56% no spend days
may: 52% no-spend
june: 33% no-spend
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July 1: no spend no drive
July 2: $11 shipping for my replacement sunglasses
$50 for a pair of my favorite capris that are not made anymore.
(I bought these with birthday money from my grandparents : )
no drive
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oh, we were tempted to go out for dinner tonight ... horrible hard day today ... but we knew if we did that, we'd blow our one meal out a week rule, and we need to save it for when we go to ikea this weekend. so DH made an improv meal from what we had in freezer -- not bad! no spending at all today.
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July Goals

YWCA : 12/31 days
Debt payment 0/$400.00
Spending $130.00/$200.00
NO SPEND 15/31 days

July 1: $18.74 for Whole Foods, $4.00 Moose 'n Sadies
July 2: $130.00 Target, $18.00 : ,$43.00 for BFF birthday dinner
July 3: $12.35 Taco Johns, $29.64 Walgreens, $28.92 ShopKo

Summer: crafty mama to 2 little girls and wife to Bob
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7/1
7/2 went over the grocery budget $88- buying extra stuff for the 4th, $15 lunch for me and girls (mad money)


My goals:
No Spend days: 1/15
Groceries <75 per week: 0/5
Gasoline: 0/$125
Mad Money: 15/$50
Maternity clothes: 0/$??
Traveling budget: 0/$??
Gift for brother's wedding: 0/$??

no spend at all planned/necessary spending out of budget
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#135 of 662 Old 07-03-2008, 03:55 AM
 
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DH took the kiddos grocery shopping today while I was at the office; likely spent far less than I would have - wahoo to saving $ + not having to hit the store (added bonus: all groceries were put away when I got home)!

Kim :

July 1:
July 2:

GOALS:
* Less than $50 in frivolous spending: month to date $0
* At least 25 days (no spend or spending w/in budget): 2/31
* Pack snacks/water for outings: 2/31
* NO library fines: month to date $0
* Stay within grocery/eating out budget: $132/$500
* ORGANIZE/declutter (lack of organization = spending): 2/25
* Exercise (feeling good = decreased emotional spending): 2/25
* Meal plan created: 0/4 weeks
* Sell rental house by 8/31 - push hard in July...
* Sell motorcycle by 7/15; final test drive scheduled for 7/7...
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Then we found out that the house we just bought had toxic mold in it, which the kids and I got sick from.
I am so sorry to hear about your house and related health issues; what a terrible situation! Best wishes for a nearly no-spend July!

Kim
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Ok so I have been MIA The past few days so I am typing for them both! And have spent over 1/2 of my blow $$ in the 1st day of July :

7/1 $235 don't ask
7/2

July Spending Goals:
No Spend days: 1/20
No etsy/DS/ebay: 2/25
Non-necessary Spending: $235/450

July Savings Goals:
Disneyland: 15/300
Swim: 0/250
Car: 0/100
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7/ 1 - (Bills and Food) $18
7/ 2 - : $16


: No Spend Days 1/20
: Out of budget spending 0/0
Budget Spending Days 1/11
Money made from small work at home job saving for DD1 Birthday 2/31
Goal Money for Birthday $44/$200

Army wife to wonder hubby. Mama to 4 and Surrogate mother x2.: Zoey Born 5/7/2010
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July 1st - Spent $1.05 on a drink
July 2nd - Spent $1.25 on a drink, $3 on cotton candy at the fair, $11.26 JT co-op shipping (goes under food budget)

unnecessary spending = $ 5.30
food/groceries = $11.26
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Wow...I know I am later..but I really need to join this this month.
my name is Phoenix, and I am a sahm unschooling farmin Mama of 4.
I am a spender.
I do really well through the week becuase my husbands not home and we are pretty much isolated out here, other then a corner store and a little restraunt , but were about 20 mins from a major center, and I dont drive so I really dont have the opprotunity to spend....BUT....come the weekend..I like go into spending over drive! It goes totally against everything I believe in , and everything I want for us...but....wow..
so my commitment is to stop spending money for the sake of spending money this month.....I want to figure out more ways to lower our grocery bill.
Our garden is growing amazingly well, so that will help.
I am looking forward to this..

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Wow...I know I am later..but I really need to join this this month.
my name is Phoenix, and I am a sahm unschooling farmin Mama of 4.
I am a spender.
I do really well through the week becuase my husbands not home and we are pretty much isolated out here, other then a corner store and a little restraunt , but were about 20 mins from a major center, and I dont drive so I really dont have the opprotunity to spend....BUT....come the weekend..I like go into spending over drive! It goes totally against everything I believe in , and everything I want for us...but....wow..
so my commitment is to stop spending money for the sake of spending money this month.....I want to figure out more ways to lower our grocery bill.
Our garden is growing amazingly well, so that will help.
I am looking forward to this..

Phoenix
Welcome! You can do it!!!

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My key:

:= groceries
=gas (that gets angry face for gas prices)
=necessary spending= dh b-day, car 10k mile check up
:= unnecessary spending
:=no money left my hands

7/1-:
7/2-: My only plan today is work, gym, home-so no spending here.
7/3-: $14.96 a new environmentally friendly water bottle.

Proud mama to : Nicholas James born 3/19/09
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July 1st (Canada Day ): $30 for strawberries and slushie, $2.50 for a movie
July 2nd: $55 on groceries and additional jam making supplies. $1.30 for kid treats
July 3rd: : Smooth sailing; I'm not leaving the house, lol! Unless DH convinces me to go somewhere tonight (and I will resist), it should be a no spend day here
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1 -
2 - , no drive
3 -

plans are:
*look into moving somewhere cheaper (hubby will have to transfer)
*eat out of freezer (since we couldn't move the food anyway)
*try to only have tv on if someone is actually watching it
*place extra furmiture/household for sale
*leave dryer unplugged when not in use
*continue to hang/rack dry most laundry
*try to use a/c less

(no spend) 20/31
(budgeted, unnecessary) 10/31

progress:
1/20
2/10
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I know I am a couple days late joining in but I really need to try this.
I will be moving towards the end of August, so I need to save any extra money for moving expenses.

I posted on a website for any additional odd jobs I could pick up to make extra money.

-no extra spending (no coffees out, etc.)
-I have a monthly bus pass already bought (so no cab rides). Ride bus or walk
-no eating out (eat out of pantry/freezer)

No Spend
Budgeted Spend
Non-Budgeted Spend

July1: spent less then 10$ at the holiday celebration
July2:

Me 28, DH 30 , 2 Kitties and working towards having Baby #1. 
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July
1~ NO spend!
2! $2.00 (I forgot hanburger buns when I shopped)
3~ $54.80 MDC CO-OP Very planned.
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7/1
7/2


No Spend
Budgeted Spend
Non-Budgeted Spend

Come visit us on Tangled Hill! One small family in a big, big world.
Peace through homemaking.
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I am itching to make a lunchtime thrift trip today. I still have some cash in the budget for the week, and don't expect to leave the house tomorrow through Sunday...can I justify it?
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I am itching to make a lunchtime thrift trip today. I still have some cash in the budget for the week, and don't expect to leave the house tomorrow through Sunday...can I justify it?
I would skip it. It is a holiday weekend and you never know what might come up...save it!!

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