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February 8 - Budget Challenge Thread!

Sunday, February 08, 2015      0 comments

Budget Tip #38 - Visit Our Budget Challenge Thread! Which isn't exactly a challenge, except that budgeting is always a challenge! Budgets - food budgets in particular - have come up recently on our main daily threads, so I started a fo... Read more

February 8 - Elegant Dining

Sunday, February 08, 2015      5 comments

Budget Tip #36 - Eat Your Meals in Courses! You know how they say that it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to signal your brain that you're full? And most of us eat until we feel full, so we eat too much? Try restaurant dining at hom... Read more

February 7 - Moving!

Saturday, February 07, 2015      4 comments

Budget Tip #36 - Moving! I'm moving sometime soon. At least, I hope it's soon. As soon as my house sells, anyway. I'm going to move back to Idaho. That's where Mom lives. And while she doesn't need taken care of, I have nothing to hold me h... Read more

February 5 - Plastic Newspaper Sleeves

Thursday, February 05, 2015      3 comments

Budget Tip #35 - Plastic Newspaper Sleeves You know, those plastic bags that newspapers come in when it's wet out? I've never counted, but I must get at least a couple hundred of those a year. And then what do you do with them? They ma... Read more

February 3 - This and That

Tuesday, February 03, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tips # 32, 33 and 34 No, I haven't run out of things to pontificate about. I decided to sell my house all of a sudden, and it seems like things are happening very quickly - or need to. I'm a wee tad distracted. Budget Tip #32 - ... Read more

January 31 - How Big Is and Apple?

Saturday, January 31, 2015      6 comments

Or a carrot? How much juice is in a lemon? Budget Tip #31 - Standard Produce Measurements Don't you hate it when a recipe calls for the juice of one lemon? Or a small onion? What do they mean? Well, it turns out that folks have calcula... Read more

January 30 - Freecycle!

Friday, January 30, 2015      1 comments

Budget Tip #30 - Freecycle! Do you know about freecycle? It's sort of like online classified ads, except that everything has to be free. You can post that you have something to offer, and anyone who is interested emails directly back to you... Read more

January 29 - Super Bowl Snacks

Thursday, January 29, 2015      0 comments

Budget Tip #29 - Cheap Super Bowl Snacks Did you know that Americans spend over a billion dollars on food for watching the Super Bowl? Yikes! And the average American eats over 1000 calories on Super Bowl festivities! The calories aren't ne... Read more

January 28 - Aldi

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #28 - Aldi! Don't know what the sales are in your neck of the woods, but the Aldi here has 10 oz boxes of grape tomatoes or 8 oz boxes of mushrooms for 89 cents. Celery is 69 cents a head. Avocados are 49 cents each. One pound ba... Read more

January 27 - Be Prepared!

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

I'm a little bit early with this, but that's just the way it is. A couple of days ago I was thinking about going grocery shopping. They were predicting nasty weather - a combination of rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and similar stuff - so... Read more

January 26 - Don't Go Shopping!

Monday, January 26, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #26 - Don't go shopping! Seems pretty obvious, doesn't it? If you don't go shopping, you won't spend any money. As long as you include online shopping in the shopping category. Rats! I can't find what I'm looking. Oh, well. ... Read more

January 25 - Do What Veg Says!

Sunday, January 25, 2015      1 comments

Budget Tip #25 - Do What Veg Says! I'm too lazy to come up with any budget tips for today, so I'll just say to read VEG954's suggestions in reply to my post yesterday! Thanks for some great ideas, Veg!... Read more

January 24 - Use It All!

Saturday, January 24, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #24 - Use It All! Do you remember Melissa d'Arabian on Food Network? Maybe she's still there. I don't get that channel anymore. Anyway, I really liked her during the shows where folks were competing as the Next Food Network Star,... Read more

January 23 - Shop Your Pantry!

Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

Budget Tip #23 - Shop Your Pantry! One of the budgeting/frugality books I read suggested putting aside a little bit of money each week or month (whatever your budget period is) to buy things that are on sale and stockpile them. That way, ov... Read more

January 22 - Recap and Menu

Thursday, January 22, 2015      2 comments

A much better day today. B - yogurt with cinnamon L - soup (bone broth, eggs, kale, tomatoes, green onions, coconut oil) S - yogurt with sour cream D - pork loin and cabbage fried in lard Breakfast was about 80 cents. Lunch was ... Read more


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