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  1. Alcohol, the Enemy of Frugality

    by , 07-27-2008 at 11:39 AM
    So this week I have been completely true to living frugally. I have stopped carrying my debit card with me, which as been a huge adjustment, and have been living off cash. As a result I have $300 in my savings account versus the usual $300 overdraft in my chequing account.

    Here's a lsit of changes I have made that allowed me to get this result:
    -carry lunch to work with me
    -drink the staff room coffee instead of Tim Horton's
    -walk instead of paying for public ...
  2. Checks are coming in handy

    by , 07-26-2008 at 05:36 AM
    Well the 2 jobs are coming in handy. I just do not like not seeing my kids much. Even though they are older.It is real nice to get a large check each help pay bills. I have another 3k in tuition payment coming up. My older daughter has 2 more classes fall to hopefully finish up at least her AA degree. My other daughter in Austin finally got a job, so she can save up for the wedding. I am trying to save for the wedding, I am aiming for around 15k but not sure I will be able to do it. I am ...
  3. Blogging

    by , 07-25-2008 at 01:08 PM
    I thought I'd add another Blog entry, since I'm here.

    I'm on vacation this week. My original plans were to go on a wine tour in the fingerlakes area of New York. However, that got the kibosh because my 12.5 yo dog Battle had laryngeal tie back surgery and is home recovering.

    So, I am spending time decluttering and organizing. Which needs to be done. I think I am going to take the time this week and reset our budget and check stuff out, see if it needs tweaking. ...
  4. budget

    by , 07-24-2008 at 09:45 PM
    O.k. We moved in to the new townhome last week and I am going to sit down tonight and come up with a budget.
    I love where I moved to I can walk everywhere and it is right next to work. The downside more places will deliver to me so I will have to watch that.
  5. I am so weak!

    by , 07-23-2008 at 09:50 PM

    It's the end of July and it's an odd week. DH gets paid tomorrow (the 24th) and our grocery bi-weekly spending is on the following Sunday. I already cut off the month of July as far as budgeting our grocery cash in and I was ahead. I decided that I needed some things, so I went to the store and figured I would snag another 4lbs worth of blueberries to stockpile before they go out of season. I also needed to check on the price of potatoes and if Superstore sold the items I needed ...