Category Archives: frugal

Needs based spending

This is the first real paycheck in our new budget style of sending a ton of money to the card. I sent a ton of money to it a few weeks ago, but since then we’ve had a vacation that … Continue reading

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Debt confession

I grew up a spender. When we wanted something, we got it if it was reasonable. I kept doing that even though I didn’t have the kind of money that my parents did after 30 years of working. I am … Continue reading

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Frugal again

We’re headed back into frugal mode. Hanging laundry and turning up the thermostat, short showers and careful shopping. I mentioned yesterday that I spent more than I would have if we’d had just a little in the savings account. I … Continue reading

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Ramble much?

Yesterday I rambled all over the place! Sorry. I’m back in the rational world today.   As far as money goes, Hubby got a ton of overtime in this paycheck, but it’s all going to pay car taxes. Yuck. I … Continue reading

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Game on!

It’s looking better for moving next year after all! Yay! I talked to some actual mortgage people rather than just the lady at the bank who does customer service, and they all (three different people) said that not only would … Continue reading

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Plans always change

In this case, it doesn’t look like we’ll be moving next year after all. There’s work that needs to be done to the house, there’s Disney coming up that can’t be put off anymore, and we need some substantial savings … Continue reading

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Memories

I’m sitting here listening to 80’s alternative music and it’s bringing back so many memories. This is right after punk was big and when this stuff was called New Wave. I have a punk channel as well, but I’m in … Continue reading

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Less frugal than I thought

I went right out and bought the books that I’d been wanting and got the fake nails, too. At least I was willing to wait until we actually had the money. That counts, right?   I’ve been thinking about it … Continue reading

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Spending fast

It’s going well so far. Younger Boy’s birthday party was Sunday so we spent on food and a small cake for that, as well as some veggies and fruits for the week. We also filled up our gas tanks because … Continue reading

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Frugal, thrifty, and cheap

I have cleared out a space for my stockpile shelves. Sadly, as my room for them has “architectural” ceilings (read: slanted on both sides) the only place they’ll fit is in front of the only window in the room. But, … Continue reading

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