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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Ruthiegirl
Catching up. Sorry to be out of touch...I needed...

Catching up. Sorry to be out of touch...I needed an internet break.

I have done some grocery shopping. Dh bought a couple of toys at the thrift shop and he splurged about bought our 7 year old...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Ruthiegirl
You need to move! That kind of rent is insanely...

You need to move! That kind of rent is insanely high for a family on your income. You pay 28% of your income at your current pay and if I read your post correctly, your rent will be 36% of next...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 533
Posted By Ruthiegirl
I need to go to Costco to buy food for another...

I need to go to Costco to buy food for another school field trip. This is my volunteer contribution to the school, otherwise I would stay out of stores today. I will pick up some cheese and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 533
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Grocery run today. Milk, eggs, cheese, produce,...

Grocery run today. Milk, eggs, cheese, produce, a bit of meat, lentils, huge pack of tp, garbage bags, bread, peanut butter -- just normal stuff.

I was really hard on myself last month about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 533
Posted By Ruthiegirl
No spending yesterday and should be another no...

No spending yesterday and should be another no spend today though I am tempted to get a haircut for my youngest.
I usually cut the kids' hair, but my little one is a wiggly 3 year old and I am...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 533
Posted By Ruthiegirl
I am in for another round. Should be a simple...

I am in for another round. Should be a simple month for us. We have no travel planned and no visiting relatives.

We were paid this weekend and I have done the bills, transferred a big chunk to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Ending the month on fumes. The inlaws were...

Ending the month on fumes.

The inlaws were here for a few days and left this morning. We kept things pretty cheap -- one really fun day to the beach, one nice day around town. They were really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
My no spend was a bust yesterday. I bought...

My no spend was a bust yesterday. I bought myself some clothes. I have been living in my last pair of jeans and a couple of shirts and was getting desperate for something to wear. I bought 2...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Hey, where did everybody go? Back from the...

Hey, where did everybody go?

Back from the middle school trip. Kids did great and my spending was fine. I bought food for me and my dd, spent $35.

Dh went crazy and bought all kinds of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Went to Costco again yesterday, not for myself...

Went to Costco again yesterday, not for myself this time, but to buy food for an upcoming class trip. I bought food for 45 middle schoolers and 6 adults. It is fun spending someone else's money. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Ahhhhh...Dh finally came home late last night...

Ahhhhh...Dh finally came home late last night after being gone for a week. I was so happy to see him this morning. He travels a lot for work, I don't know why this one seemed so tough, but it was. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Your record collection sounds awesome. I have...

Your record collection sounds awesome. I have never been a collector of anything, but I can see the beauty of having a very personal collection of music.

And you found a car! A 2004 civic...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Have you committed to buying them? Given them...

Have you committed to buying them? Given them any money yet?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Picked up an $8 pizza for dinner last night. Dh...

Picked up an $8 pizza for dinner last night. Dh has been out of town and I just needed a break from cooking and dishes. I had a coupon and $8 didn't seem too bad for a night off from kitchen duty. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
More food shopping for me. Dh needed a ride to...

More food shopping for me. Dh needed a ride to the airport and since it is next to Costco, I decided to do a big stock-up. We now have loads of beans, frozen fruit and veggies, chicken, pasta, eggs,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Rough days for some of us. Sweet silver, I am...

Rough days for some of us. Sweet silver, I am so sorry for your cat. 20 years! What a life, what a lucky cat to have a loving owner.

Melissel -- car trouble is the absolute worst. I can live...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
More food shopping today....where does all the...

More food shopping today....where does all the food go? Eggs, chicken, more veggies, fruit, milk, cheese. I am also out of oats and beans, so I will probably get some big bags of those.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
January 1 -- no spend January 2 -- 38.87 food ...

January 1 -- no spend
January 2 -- 38.87 food
January 3 -- gas, 14.00 flat tire, 10.00 car wash, 11.67 birthday present
January 4 -- 69.98 food
January 5 -- 2.49 tea date with friend
January 6...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
I had an hour to myself yesterday and picked up a...

I had an hour to myself yesterday and picked up a wheelbarrow. I have to put it together today and then will be able to start moving dirt in the back garden area. When I get the area level, I'll...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
You are in New Jersey? I used to live in...

You are in New Jersey? I used to live in Massachusetts where winter seemed long and the garden season never long enough. I don't miss those cold days.

I am in Oregon now and while I am not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Big shopping day yesterday. Lots of produce,...

Big shopping day yesterday. Lots of produce, bulk spices, nuts, a couple of chickens, more beans, kitty litter, huge pack of TP, etc. Part of that total includes some new jars for dh to take to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
I am headed to the doctor with my little one. He...

I am headed to the doctor with my little one. He has had a sick stomach and diarrhea for almost 3 weeks. Rotavirus, maybe? It seems to come and go -- he gets a little better, gets a little worse,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
That kind of thing happens. How do you track...

That kind of thing happens. How do you track your expenses?

I have an excel file that I have used for years where I track our budget. I would be lost without my spreadsheet. I count...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
Easy day at home. No money spent. ...

Easy day at home. No money spent.

January 1 -- no spend
January 2 -- 38.87 food
January 3 -- gas, 14.00 flat tire, 10.00 car wash, 11.67 birthday present
January 4 -- 69.98 food
January 5...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ruthiegirl
No spending today, eating all meals at home....

No spending today, eating all meals at home. Rinse and repeat till the end of the month.

January 1 -- no spend
January 2 -- 38.87 food
January 3 -- gas, 14.00 flat tire, 10.00 car wash, 11.67...
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