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    $2 CAD on bananas.

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    Was doing good until Hubby said that he needed coffee for the Keurig. Boy is that expensive stuff. He loves the convenience of it. Got two boxes of 24 for 31.98 plus 2 liters of milk for 3.69 so my total for the month so far is 141.80 /300 CAD

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    tripleb -Ollies had good prices if you have one. and I would check into a permanent cup for one. Although keurig was saying something about coding the cups so you cant use a generic one.

    Just got our medical adjustment for coverage 2015 so I have to drop the budget by $32. a month. Going to be cooking again. DH better settle w/ the fact I am getting a new upright.

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    Payday! Ended with $25 left in my grocery budget. Moved it to an envelope we're saving extra money in to put towards renovations and a new-to-us car.

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    Doing the budget for the year. I had increased it to $6600 for the year.
    I put it back to $6000. Now after the budget and losing $400. more to the medical I am going to try $5400. This will be hard because I am cutting most of the eating out too.

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    Went to Walmart and returned a neck massager got back $10.78 but spent $51.58 on grocery and hba but it was all things I can use.1/2 of month and I have spent $98.05 out of $150.

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    Frugalwarrior--I did speak to him about buying the special cup for them so that we can use pre-ground coffee. Don't think he liked the idea as he likes to have different varieties and didn't want containers of coffee filling up the cupboard. On top of that he would have to clean out the container!! lol Men! They do make a pretty good hot chocolate though. lol
    Picked up 2 dozen eggs today for a total of 3.98 so my total is 145.78/300 CAD

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    Tripleb-weeeell at my house thats a waagh waagh too bad. Because when you piddle money away here its somewhere else ya lose. I mean really,he cant rinse it quickly under the faucet. As far as coffee flavors DH gets several for each bday and Christmas. I freeze parts of each and keep the other parts in plastic bags in the cupboard. To each his own but we are debt free from $300,000 10 years ago after Dh's accident.

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    Tripleb and frugal warrior) in his defense, it is a real big pain to wash those reusable cups! They have a mesh on them and the coffee like sticks to it and ugh! It's boarderline awful! That's one thing I splurge on, but we only use them in Omgosh I woke up too late to brew a pot of coffee, so maybe 2-3x a month.


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    I'm at $240 so far for the month of January.

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    Spent $80 last week. This week should include the auction and possibly BB's so it will be higher. Puts my average so far at $97 so I'm happy with that.

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    LOL Frugalwarrior!! Thanks Raiquee-- I need all the help I can get! LOL

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    And awesome for you and hubby Frugalwarrior on your debt free journey! You did great!

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    TripleB-thx.
    I cant imagine it being very hard w/ a bottle brush or a new toothbrush (dentist=free for us as we use the electric anyway.) or what id you got 2 and soaked one used the other and flipped. We did/do that w/ the coffee pot. I hunted a second one down at S.A. when I broke ours and thought hey I could get 2 at $4.99

    Gotta be stubborn,flexible and a little quirky sometimes.
    HI,life frames welcome. Your third baby was born is 3013.lol

    made nachos for dinner from bits and scraps. DD is at friends "sleepover". So dinner was pennies.
    Going to try my hand at 16 beans soup. Adding chicken broth,ham lunchmeat and carrots.
    Keeping it cheap til the fog rolls off.

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    I am currently at 300.69 of a 400.00 goal
    I need to decide if I should put the brakes on for the rest of the month OR if I should continue to buy the loss leaders when matching with coupons for the stockpile. I suppose both methods have positive and negative aspects.
    The majority of the spending was additions to the stockpile. I was in the area of the only remaining Save A Lot in my area and the stockpile of soups, coffee, veggies was pretty low. Ended up spending 94.95 there which was not really planned but I have enough creme soups, peas, coffee, sugar free pancake syrup for the next couple months. Thursday I stopped at the Eagle and got the sale items with matching coupons to stock up on TP and a few items needed. Yesterday DH brought home the Shop and Save loss leaders (again only with matching coupons) along with fresh apples and a roasting chicken which was on sale. None of this will go to waste but I am still spending $$$$$. I think I will try to really evaluate loss leaders for the rest of the month and use what we have.
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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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