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  1. 30 Dec 2008 Updated challenge list

    by , 12-30-2008 at 06:10 PM
    Emergency Fund Challenge $700/$1000

    2009 Skill-A-Month --- Read Squarefoot Gardening

    January Book Club --- 3 books

    2009 Grocery Budget Reduction
    Jan $175.00 per check

    2009 Get a Project Done Each Month
    Jan. Sort, purge, and organize my bill filebox.

    2009 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week
    50 lbs for year

    Nancy's 2009 Menu Plan 2 weeks F/S

    2009 No More Eating Out : 0/365 days
  2. New Years Eve Plans!!!!

    by , 12-30-2008 at 05:08 PM
    For one of my Christmas gifts DH booked a room at a Bed and Breakfast for NYE.

    He is such a sweetheart!
    Will be a great way to start 2009!!
    Just the 2 of use for the day!!
    He is on vacation this week so it is a little get away for the 2 of us.

    We try and have a little us time every 3 months or so but have not been away since July so this in much needed.
    This time together really does our marriage good.

    Hopefully we ...
  3. January $60 Food Budget!!!

    by , 12-30-2008 at 04:56 PM
    My January food budget is going to be $60.
    DH is totally on board for this.
    Just need to sit down and do a menu and follow through with it.
    Would like to try some new recipes also in January.
    Will be putting my menu on here so I am more accountable for it.
    Most of the $60 will be for produce and dairy.
  4. Talking About Money Is Inappropriate

    by , 12-30-2008 at 04:42 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    Not that long ago it was taboo to speak about money in public. But now, as with so many other things, talking about money has become more acceptable. I hear it all the time. Friends have asked me what kind of debt we have, wanting me to break it down into car payments, credit cards, and mortgages. (When I said, “None,” one friend got huffy and said, “Well, if you don’t want to tell us that’s fine, but don’t lie.”)

    At a party a few weeks ago, someone that I didn’t know asked me, upon ...
  5. Hmm.. I never realized!

    by , 12-30-2008 at 11:44 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Just how much sugar I use!

    I'll admit I LOVE chocolate, it's one of my most favorite things in the world. But I don't buy it. I'm also pretty particular as to what kind of chocolate so the CHristmas chocolates I was given were eaten by the kids or by dh. So it's not the treats that are my enemy.

    But i love sweetened tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cappucino. I have several cups a day, it's -OMG outside, it warms and soothes me. I love it. But it adds up fast.

    Since ...
    Weightloss Journey