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  1. Spend day. Again.

    by , 08-12-2013 at 05:29 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Insanity- doing the same things over and over and expecting a different outcome. Albert Einstein.

    Spent again when I told myself I would wait until the next payday.
    Had day off of work. Talked DH into coming with me grocery shopping. I wanted to get some healthy food in the house. We have been eating way too much pasta and meat, and too little fruits and vegetables. We decided to do it all at Aldies to save on gas running from store to store. Spent $80.xx , majority of ...
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  2. Gratitude

    by , 08-11-2013 at 10:25 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Most of the staff I work with have had their hours cut, from management to ancillary staff. I have been very fortunate not to have my hours cut yet. Our census has been low for several weeks, I have enough work to keep me busy the entire 8 hour shift. We no longer have a unit clerk or med techs to help us as in the past. I am grateful to have a stable position at my job.
    $100 put towards debt. Probably should have waited until next payday, but it will keep me from spending unnecessarily ...
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  3. Joy in my heart tonight

    by , 08-10-2013 at 10:43 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Had the best surprise this evening. My sister and her family from New York came to visit my parents for the week. They only get home every year or two. My niece and nephew are going into 1st and 4th grade and are a joy to be around. The kids both are so excited to be back to the "country" visiting. They fished, and went on 4-wheeler rides, baked blueberry pies with grandpa and grandma and were so excited to tell me all about their day! We played catch with the Frisbee tonight and they ...
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  4. I fought temptation and won.

    by , 08-09-2013 at 10:53 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Todays bill was the electric bill. Unchanged from last month. Should be less next month with one less guest living at the house.
    DD visited for short time. She brought the $130 she promised me on her pay day today. She paid back her brother as well. We discussed preparing herself a menu for the week and a grocery list to stick to before she spends on anything else. I gave her some supplies she needed that I had in stock, razors, deodorant and conditioner. I encouraged her to check out ...
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  5. Where does the money go?

    by , 08-08-2013 at 09:58 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I continue to look closer at the bills we pay to be a more informed consumer.

    DH called around for quotes on home insurance and decided on one that saves us $55 this year. It is with a company we had auto insurance with in past and had good luck with. We can save another $12 if we pay it annually instead of quarterly.
    Also had DH get print out of all his filled prescriptions from his pharmacy so far this year. I was curious how much his insurance is covering of ...
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