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    Default February 2012's "Wasted" Money Challenge!

    New month!! New chance to not waste money!!

    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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    I'm in again AND of course, I ate out today Figures hahaha.

    Feb 1 - $7.46 - lunch out

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    I managed to squeak through the first 24 hours without wasting any money.
    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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    02/01/12
    spent $5 on Trader Joe's peanut butter cups for the office. YUMMY.

    Today 02/02/2012 Didn't spend a penny.
    Steph


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    $10 on salads to go

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    Chipotle for lunch for 2 of us - $14
    ugh.

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    no wasted money yesterday or today.
    Oct No Spend Days - 17 /20
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 257 /365
    2014 Oct Gas Challenge - $85 / $120
    Oct Keep Fit - 1480 min / 930 min


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

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    I'm in..... no wasted money yesterday or today. Tomorrow may be different.... it's payday, and I need to go to the grocery store....but tonight I sat down with coupons and organized them and am trying to match them to the items on my grocery list. I hope I can stick to it.
    Count your blessings--name them one by one."



    My Blessings:
    DH - 43 years
    3 sons
    1 daughter
    3 daughters-in-law
    11 grandchildren

    Furbabies: 5 dogs, 1 cat

    God Has Really Blessed me.

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    Just bought printer ink today!

    Yesterday we didn't eat out!!! Woot! First Wednesday in a long time. Helped that DH had to work late though and that's why we didn't So, I'm doing good so far!

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    I've spent 15 bucks so far this month. no wasted money though.

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    Won't be wasting any money today...no planning on going anywhere!
    Oct No Spend Days - 17 /20
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 257 /365
    2014 Oct Gas Challenge - $85 / $120
    Oct Keep Fit - 1480 min / 930 min


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

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    Spent $13.00 on food at the bar last night BUT was treated to a few drinks by regulars after they heard about my date on Feb 1st (I've known the guy for a few years although he doesn't live nearby so I'm not up to date on his life, we went for dinner and, out of curiosity, I asked when he and his GF broke up...turns out they hadn't but he was "testing the waters" to see if there was any chemistry with me!!!)

    It may have been money I didn't HAVE to spend but the venting was definitely good for my mental health!!
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    Plenty of income, plenty of savings but I'm spinning as my previous financial goals have changed and I'm still trying to work out my new plan of attack.


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    I went to the Goodwill.......... I probably should have stayed away..
    I spent 17.00 on 4 pair of capris, and a blouse. I do need them for summer, but hated to spend it anyway.
    Count your blessings--name them one by one."



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    Furbabies: 5 dogs, 1 cat

    God Has Really Blessed me.

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    Nothing spent!

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    spent $9 on lunch yesterday. So far I have spent $14 for the month
    Steph


    FY 2014
    7/25 books read this year
    10/20 no spend days for April

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