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My Journey on the Frugal Side of life

This is a personal challenge to put into action what I have learned about being frugal and to live a more purposeful life.
I have always loved to journal, this is a place I can put down my thoughts and keep myself working toward my goals and more in control of my spending. Maybe others will be inspired in some way as well.

  1. Day 4 of semi-frugal vacation.

    by , 01-30-2014 at 04:18 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    No spending yet today for me. Watched a free movie in condo rec room on large screen. Played Words With Friends and video chatted again. Played Dirty Clubs with friends. A friend we are staying with broke her foot stepping off a curb, she went to urgent care and is in walking boot. No driving for her when they return to Wisconsin. They are retired so won't need to be in a hurry getting home.
    Looking like travel weather should be good Sunday and Monday for dh and I. 5-7 inches in my area ...
  2. Day 3 of semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-29-2014 at 09:57 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Not safe to travel so no driving today. Ate at condo. Did walk over to the ocean with winter coat and blanket wrapped around me. Not the kind of white sand beaches I was expecting (snow covered). Played sequence and Words with Friends and cribbage.
    Paid $4 for dh and I to play bingo. Before we started I noticed the serial number on his card was 1955, I told him it was a sign that he would be a winner since that is his birth year - he won the first game. Prize was a losing lottery ticket. ...
  3. Day 2 of semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-28-2014 at 09:08 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Spent money today on apples,York peppermint patties and salsa. Signed up for the grocery store card for discounts. We ate all meals at the condo with food brought from our pantry and left overs from yesterday. Also spent money on car wash to remove the salt.
    Took a drive along Ocean Drive, only saw 2 people out walking, it was too cold for most people to be out. This cold weather is going to save me money this week. Walked on the treadmill in fitness room of the resort and husband sat ...
  4. Day 1 of my semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-28-2014 at 11:25 AM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    3 months ago, friends of ours asked if we would like to spend a week at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with them at their time share condo. My husband and I decided to accept the invitation. My husband loves to golf and I like to visit places I've never been so the area met our first criteria.
    My first goal for this vacation was to spend less than we have in the past. My second goal was to just relax. From the beginning I knew we would be spending less money because of certain differences ...
  5. Seeking Frugal Rejuvenation

    by , 11-14-2013 at 06:19 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I'm missing that spark of excitement I had when I first discovered how much money I could save by frugal living. I thought I'd journal what positive changes we have made and what areas could be improved on.
    I'm happy with how much debt we have paid off and that we have an Emergency Fund started.
    Our utility bills have all decreased.
    My home cooking skills have improved.
    Our home is more organized, I know where most items are located.
    Very little clutter left ...
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