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    January 2012's "Wasted" Money Challenge!

    What did you buy just because you wanted it, not because you needed it? How much money did you spend on little luxuries, or googaws, or fast food, that could have gone toward savings, debt reduction, or other things that could change the quality of your life in a material way?

    If your purchase just fulfilled a want, if it provided a transient happiness, if it was something you feel you have to "justify" afterward, then this is the accountability thread for you!

    Just a little place to maintain our awareness of where all that money goes (or doesn't go).
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    We were bad today. Bought lunch out, leather gloves and a watch for DH. The gloves and watch were such a deal couldn't pass it up. Did we need it? No, wanted it.

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    trying really hard not to have any wasteful spending for January!

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    Default me too...after bills and gas money is deducted.

    and groceries there is 622.00 left...this does not include hba products that are needed etc...I purchased a big bag of cat and dog food so we should be set there.....this month my goal is to see how much of that 622 will be left at the end..I know in reality there will some things that i will need and if i find a good deal i will tap into it but would love to see $500 of that carry over....so tomorrow i will pick daughter up from sleepover and come directly home so nothing wasted...
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    grocery reduction 27.76/$300

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    With a new puppy in the household AND my old "puppy" going in for surgery on Friday (estimated $500 and fingers crossed that the biopsies come out neg), my austerity program has to start for real as of this second. So, I am going to try VERY hard to not blow any money this month. I am not going to count money spent on necessities for me or my animals, which includes medical costs, but everybody in the household will be tightening our proverbial belts and doing with fewer toys this year!
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    I'm in...need all the challenges I can get my hands on to see all of our 2012 goals through to 2013...excited and nervous at the same time.
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    I'm headed to the grocery today to pick up a very small list of things. I will work hard not to waste a penny!

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    I'm in for this challenge. We need to watch every penny so being accountable for any 'wasted money' is a great idea. January should be a good month to do that... especially since all the expenses of Christmas are done with !

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    Stayed home and stayed off of Amazon, so no money spent today, thus none wasted!
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    I am in on this challenge again. Thanks madhen for getting us started.

    January 1st - no money spend so nothing wasted!
    Sept No Spend Days - 8 /20
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 228 /365
    2014 Sept Gas Challenge - $68.50 / $120
    Sept Keep Fit - 1125 min / 900 min


    Don't tell God how big your storm is...tell the storm how big your God is.

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    I almost went shopping at the Dollar Store today but I said no no no. No money wasted today.

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    I was thinking about going to Hancock Fabrics today, but this post inspired me to just stay home instead.
    I absolutely don't need anything from there!!

    (I need to do this more often...)
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    I will join in this thread. I have to go thru DD's birthday this month and I am pretty determined to not waste...I will buy the cake, ice cream and etc. that is "needed" but nothing extra. ....I think I can.....I think I can.....I think I can

    I didn't spend any money yesterday and so far I'm good to go for today

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    Not leaving the house and I don't shop online so no wasted money today!
    Sept No Spend Days - 8 /20
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 228 /365
    2014 Sept Gas Challenge - $68.50 / $120
    Sept Keep Fit - 1125 min / 900 min


    Don't tell God how big your storm is...tell the storm how big your God is.

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    will go to the grocery for only things we need so wont be wasting any money today!

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