On Monday Check-in

@Allison Chicken and dumpling soup is such a good idea right now! I need to start making soups and freezing the leftovers for the winter months when I won't want to leave the house.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:23 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Good Morning! I went over my estimate . . . $6.33 breakfast at a coffee shop, and Chipotle was less than expected ($7 something) so I will just say $8. Laundry was $1.75, as expected. I spent $56.56 on groceries (I had budgeted $40) and part of why I went over is that I got some non-dairy protein powder that tastes like vanilla clouds & sunshine as opposed to the chalky white sludge kind I had been drinking. I also bought some mums because autumn. Total: $72.64

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:22 am 0

On Friday Estimate

I made it through the work week without falling asleep at my desk, great success! This morning I picked up breakfast at a coffee shop, $6.33. Going to Chipotle for lunch because I was hiking last night and didn't feel like packing a lunch when I got home; let's say $9. Getting groceries after work which I hope to keep under $40 since I have stuff in my house that I need to use up. Soccer match tomorrow bright and early. I can watch from home for free or I can watch the match at a pub. I will probably stay home because taking the bus at 6AM on a Saturday sounds like work. $0 The rest of the weekend will be laundry $1.75 and crocheting some glittens for this supposedly bitter winter that we will soon have in the upper Midwest. Total: $57.08

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:44 am 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

@erinep "accountabilibuddies" is a great term!

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 8:01 am 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

@PicNic I would love to hear/read what happens with this! My job exists because of the CFPB

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

My one thing is to pay my Comcast bill, ugh. I wish I could get any other internet service provider where I live!

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

I estimated $80 Groceries were $33.64, under my estimate of $40 I estimated $35 for a shirt I wanted at Express and ended up spending $144.65 on two shirts and two pairs of dress pants for work. I am done spending money on work clothes! Date on Saturday night ended up being free since we walked around the city. Total spending: $178.29

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:03 am 0

On The Year We Saved $10K: Paying the Imaginary Mortgage

@cryptolect I'm curious about this, too. I work for a mortgage lender in the US and any extra payments/funds get applied to principal right away unless the mortgage is in default or foreclosure.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:19 am 0

On Friday Estimate

It feels like fall here so I will be nesting as much as one can in a tiny studio. Cleaning the house $0 Groceries $40 and I'm only bringing cash to the store so that I don't go over this Making Applesauce Oat muffins $0 after groceries are purchased Date Saturday night will be at a nature center, $5 donation Black button down shirt from Express, if they still have it, $35? Total: $80

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:13 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@lemonhead3159 Waffles and bacon for lunch!!! Stealing your idea

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:10 am 0