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    No spend day yesterday or today. I saw something that I REALLY wanted to buy my sister off of Etsy and thought "It's only $16, and she will loooveeee it!" But then I reigned it in and said NO. That's a big one for me, I spontaneously buy gifts for people and need to stop. I will not spend money until Saturday...even though I'm stretching myself thin on how many Diet Pepsi cans I have. :[

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabby1212 View Post
    I saw something that I REALLY wanted to buy my sister off of Etsy and thought "It's only $16, and she will loooveeee it!" But then I reigned it in and said NO. That's a big one for me, I spontaneously buy gifts for people and need to stop. :[
    this is me. I saw 3 leather journals for $9 that my mom would love, I left the web page open all day and had to challenge myself that this spending has got to stop NOW, it adds up. She is perfectly happy with the journals from the dollar store. That was good for me not to give in, but it's hard isn't it?

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    I started out good but then i left the house. Yesterday and today were spend days although not alot. tomorrow should be a no spend for me.

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    It was supposed to be a no spend day for me but I forgot to refridgerate my lunch of leftovers so needed to waste it. Ate work lunch, only spent $2. Not bad.

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    spend day, MD co-pay and took Dad to Wendy's so that wasn't too spend-y but even fast food seems expensive these days. My MD ran out of samples of a med, my insurance will cover it- for $780 a month!!! Cannot do that obviously, what a racket, will have to ask for a cheaper drug when this one is good because it does not cause any cardiac side effects. Grrr. Got books from the library, my favorite (free) place!

    no spend tomorrow

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    No spend day today. I keep having to remind myself that I have plenty of food in the apartment...and I'm rationing my sodas...

    I don't think I will have an issue not spending M-F. Working 8-5 REALLY helps with that!

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    spend day, my laptop cord broke in half in the computer dock, luckily my dad could get the broken piece out and it worked fine with his charger, but had to spend $41 on a new charger, had to get Apple because one time I went OEM for power cords, I fried my laptop. Then nobody wanted to deal with dinner, so I ordered pizza. Not good today.

    tomorrow have to pay drug co-pays and figure something out with that $780 a month med

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    Spend day but all purchases were covered with gift cards received at Christmas and reward bucks from Shopko that have expiration date. Still have $38 dollars on gift cards and my birthday money.

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    No spend day today. I REALLLLY want to get Panda Express tomorrow at work, but instead I am roasting up a bunch of vegetables to take with my lunch tomorrow. I'm not only trying to cut back on my budget, but also eat healthier. I'm only allowing 2 days of eating out a week. Nathan's parents come on Saturday's and takes us out to dinner, then my parents come on Sunday and I pay for me and Nathan and sometimes my niece. SO really I'm only paying for one eat out day per week.

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    $2 lottery ticket. 21 coworkers put our tickets together. Calling it entertainment money.
    $1 fast food burger
    $2 work lunch.

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    $3 co-pay meds, MD got in samples of $780 drug and saved my butt

    small med co-pay tomorrow otherwise no spend

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    So I ended up spending $10 today. I "forgot" my lunch at home because I was running late for work. It wouldn't have taken more than 2 seconds to grab it while running out the door...but I guess I REALLLY wanted Panda.. and you know what? It was delicious! Plus, today was payday at work, so I'm just going to keep chugging along and take my lunch everyday next week now that I have that out of my system.

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    I did buy a PowerBall ticket, because $800 million was a little too much to pass up.

    The boys and I will be hitting the library, later, to get them some books and movies, and other than that, we don't plan on spending a dime.
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    Today will be a no spend day for me. SO is buying out lunch (I had to carry in an ENORMOUS [5ft long] package for him from the office, upstairs to apartment while he was gone for work), and then probably grocery shop...but it's his turn! He each spend $150 a month on groceries and take turns.

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    No spend except church donation which I don't consider a spend in this challenge as it a weekly offering.

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