February 8 - Budget Challenge Thread!
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
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!
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
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
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?
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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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