On Pay to Play (In the Comments Section)

[totally kidding] Of COURSE Billfold wouldn't charge because their freeloading nazi commie hippie commenters are BROKE and how else would they get people to comment unless it was free!!!! Anyone who disagrees is just dumb and can't handle anyone with a different opinion! [penis.jpg]

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:25 am 6

On Monday Check-in

I had estimated $625 but came in at $582.50 partly because I grossly overestimated how bananas I would go at the grocery store and partly because Husband had a bad cold so we didn't go out to eat. But all of the things were done including an unanticipated but much celebrated purchase of 6 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:50 am 0

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@samburger @RiffRandell High five! Another avid Aldi fan.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Ooh I have done that. SO satisfying.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@erinep "Ok fine, I'll estimate." Yay! Have a good weekend.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:36 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Next weekend we are having a mini-vacation so this weekend is a getting.crap.done. weekend. Today: I forgot my lunch so $5 on a sandwich. Work out, library, grocery shopping, we're low so this might be quite the trip $60? Plus I'm getting kitty food and my fancy night cream, I have gift cards but about $40 on that. Saturday: House cleaning, yogurt making, some work from home. Dinner out $40? Sunday: Church Tithing $280 another $200 on gift cards where the church gets a % of money spent. Cooking and baking and dishes for the rest of the day. $625? yipes.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 9:29 am 0

On And on the Eighth Offer, We Got a House

@Allison We bought in cash so financing wasn't a source of stress but there is still the looking, the offers, the counter offers, the inspections, the things to be fixed plus I had the same anxiety freakout (What have I done?)that garli so aptly described. and yay garli by the way!

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:54 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Tripleoxer "I finally finished my move from hell!" Yaaaaaaay!

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 11:52 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Spent $10 on the prescriptions and had predicted $30 on groceries but I shopped while hungry so I spent $46. Saturday: Auto show was very fun. I climbed into a Ford F250 superduty truck and then did a super villain style "MWWAAAAHAAAAA. Look at the tiny, tiny people before us" joke to my husband. But I had forgotten to budget in for parking my tiny little Honda Civic, so $15 extra. Then went to a buffet afterwards $25. Sunday: Had assumed because we weren't going anywhere that we wouldn't be spending any money. Silly Stina, we have the internet now. We decided to go to a Brewfest two weeks from now. I bought our tickets for $70 total and then reserved a night at a hotel within walking distance of the venue: $135. But I will be cashing in a credit I am owed from a credit card to get a $40 rebate on the hotel. Regardless, not putting us and others at increased risk of death or injury is invaluable.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 10:13 am 1

On Walmart Raises Minimum Wage to $9

I am glad to see this. Even if I wish it were higher. I worked at Walmart way back in 1995 and $7.25 is what I was earning back then. Back then though I could make it as a single, childless person IF NOTHING WENT WRONG. Sick? Car accident? = budget went to hell.

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm 0