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    I'd like to keep my budget at $160 per week. This will include HBA and is for 2 adults and 2 teenagers.

    I'm going to start today with the 2015 budget.

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    I'd like to join this challenge also. I am going to aim for $300 to include all groceries and household items. My pantry an freezer are full so hopefully I will have extra aside from essentials to put towards expanding my container garden. I have fallin in love with dehydrating food and want to learn to can this spring.

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    Is there a 2015 thread yet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Is there a 2015 thread yet??
    ??? This is the 2015 thread FW!

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    FW, you need more coffee? Welcome to the 2015 thread. I hope you will join us.

    DH and I did a grocery run today that ended up costing us 25 cents. I bought a bag of oranges, 2 litres of milk, and 1 litre of almond milk. I used my air miles $10 back feature. My local Safeway makes you buy $75 before you can take the $10 off. But this other, bigger Safeway does it differently. I think I'll make a point of shopping there more often. It's in a big mall and we can go walking before we go shopping, which is great in our cold winter climate.

    Our payday is tomorrow. So even tho I reported the 25 cents here, I'm not counting it in my January budget. January budget starts with payday...

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    I am in and shooting for 400 per month or 100 per week for 4 adults. This doesn't include pet food, cat litter or CVS deal shopping but does include any HBA or paper items that I purchase with my weekly grocery shopping trip. (I swear we must eat the TP in this household we use so darn much of it!)

    We have 2 big eaters and 2 with a need for high protein and try to eat limited fat and sugar. Also DH is a big, big meat eater...so we will see
    Barb
    2015 - Get Fit in 2015 - Physically, Financially, Mentally and Emotionally

    January 2015
    Grocery challenge 400.00 goal /0
    Menu planning -31 days goal /0
    Christmas 2015 50 month goal/0
    Swim with Dolphin Fund 100 month goal/00
    Bedroom carpet and redecorate fund 100 month goal/00

    Time Goals
    Watch netflix House of Cards but limit total TV viewing to no more than 2 hours per day
    Stitching project - pillow cases
    Attend Yoga class once per week - Jan goal 4 sessions minimum


    Health Goals
    Drink water - January goal = 2 8 ounce servings daily for 31 days/
    Sleep - retire no later than 11 in bed as opposed to on chair
    Exercise 3 times per week = Jan goal 12 sessions
    Walk 10K steps per week = 3 times per week= Jan goal 12 sessions

    Mental Goals
    Learn to perform one task on Smartphone or use one new application on phone
    Focus on learning product functionality at work


    Every little tiny bit helps to get rid of that debt

    Success is not determined by how smart we are, It is determined by the decisions we make

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    Did the gudget up for 2015 and we're looking at $350 a month for 2 adults, 1 kid, 1 dog and 3 cats. This will include all paper and HBA too.

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    I've never joined a challenge but I think I'm on board for this one. My budget may seem high but I'm the family baker/cook and in addition to the three adults that live here, we almost always have a guest, neighbor, returning kid, as well as the grandson here for meals, so I make large meals with plenty of leftovers. I'm going to set my budget at a reasonable $150 a week, which includes most of our H&B, OTC medications (Tylenol, cold meds, first-aid supplies), paper, and cleaning products, but none of our pet supplies (those we buy online). Believe it or not, last year I exceeded that amount almost every week, mostly by splurging at the organic market. So, I think I can do better this year. I'll need to be careful, but I think I can do it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    I think I would like to join in as well. It seems that every time I attempt to be strict, something happens. This yr, my daughter suddenly moved in for about 3 months and it threw everything off. I always bought more, provided her special wants and lost my focus on a regular basis. For 2 adults, one teenager and my son who shows up for lunch nearly every weekday, I would like to set it at 400.00 including H & B items.

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    I am in. My husband and I have a lofty goal to pay our house off in 2 years. Right now, I don't see how but I know that I will make a determined effort. I am hoping for a $450.00 for 2 adults and four children with another due in April. Hoping to breastfeed but has not worked with the last four so I have formula for free or cheap stored with bottles. We have a garden and chickens and are not to proud to take food given to us. Funny, we make more than the people giving us their unwanted surplus. The food is perfectly fine; they just would rather throw it out. I will try and post after each grocery shop.

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    I have $200 of my $300 budgeted grocery money to put in the grocery budget envelope. Reminded dh this challenge starts tomorrow. He works part time in a grocery store and sometimes buys the sale items when they are not really needed. I'm lucky to have a supportive husband. He felt this would be an easy challenge until I told him it includes out to eat and paper products.

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    Kim B, I completely understand the challenge when hubby works at grocery store. My DH is a produce manager and tends to bring home a lot of " great deals" Its a good thing in many ways but when they spend more than budgeted or it ends up with more than we can use resulting in freezer burn and waste it can sure be frustrating! Good luck on the challenge
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    2015 - Get Fit in 2015 - Physically, Financially, Mentally and Emotionally

    January 2015
    Grocery challenge 400.00 goal /0
    Menu planning -31 days goal /0
    Christmas 2015 50 month goal/0
    Swim with Dolphin Fund 100 month goal/00
    Bedroom carpet and redecorate fund 100 month goal/00

    Time Goals
    Watch netflix House of Cards but limit total TV viewing to no more than 2 hours per day
    Stitching project - pillow cases
    Attend Yoga class once per week - Jan goal 4 sessions minimum


    Health Goals
    Drink water - January goal = 2 8 ounce servings daily for 31 days/
    Sleep - retire no later than 11 in bed as opposed to on chair
    Exercise 3 times per week = Jan goal 12 sessions
    Walk 10K steps per week = 3 times per week= Jan goal 12 sessions

    Mental Goals
    Learn to perform one task on Smartphone or use one new application on phone
    Focus on learning product functionality at work


    Every little tiny bit helps to get rid of that debt

    Success is not determined by how smart we are, It is determined by the decisions we make

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    I went to costco last night and although that shouldn't count as my jan budget, I'm pushing it in here!

    Spent $133/$400

    Gotta make a small run today or tmw. Should keep it under $200 so far for the month. I think on months I end up under budget I will keep that money for stockpiling extras

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    $34.40/$350 so far. Just a small walmart trip will be doing most of my shopping this week tomorrow or Saturday

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    I am going to do this challenge. It is just DH and I here. We have been doing $200 a month the last year for food only and that has been working for us. I have never really tracked what the health and beauty and paper stuff has been costing us so am going to track that this year. I am going to give myself a yearly budget on that since sometimes sams runs can be over the monthly amount but then other months are under. I am thinking $600 for the year for those items.
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