I may or may not be waiting for the Metallica Holiday Sweater (aka "The Sweater That Should Not Be") to go on sale after the holidays. It's currently $75.
My friends and I have been discussing rent costs recently. I'm surprised at how much rent is now in cities other than NYC. Mind you, the apartments are roomier and have more amenities, but it seems like there aren't as many options for comparatively less expensive apartments in some cities (meaning that much of the apartments available to rent are the newer ones).
Congrats Logan! I'm not going to make my target remaining student loan amount goal for this year, alas (it was a bit over ambitious). But I changed the way I organized my money/spending and made my budget for next year and budgeted to put in extra payments above the minimum each month. House fund is at $250.
@AitchBee Me too! Though I go with recipes from Budget Bytes (budgetbytes.com)*. * Though you'll want to make more than what the recipes say - I've found that the serving sizes are often too small.
I try not to shop much, period. When I do, though, a good portion of it is on Amazon, in part because some of the blogs/websites that I go to a lot get their operating funds through Amazon's Affiliates Program.
Underestimated on Friday: I estimated $40 Groceries: roughly $45 Books from Amazon: roughly $3 Alas, did not get the toaster oven, as it's not in my budget for the month (damned renters' insurance). My (early) one thing will be to open a savings account for the big 2014 expenditures.
As I mentioned in the Friday Estimate, I'm eyeing a toaster oven (specifically a Breville). The Brevilles get great reviews and some of you (ok, ATF) really like it, but it's expensive and I didn't account for it in the budget. Would anyone have recommendations for a cheaper one or know of an upcoming sale for a Breville? Thanks!
@EvanDeSimone Re: (1) - I think it's a commercial consumerist cattle call as you said, but at the same time those sales may allow less financially off people to get the things they want/need.
@WayDownSouth Wanting to for a (particular) cause.
I'm hoping to keep it at groceries only ($40), but am looking at a Breville toaster oven ($120). Am going out of town to visit a friend in a few weeks, so need to keep expenses low. Someone please talk me out of that toaster oven/recommend a cheaper one.