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I Need Some New Food Ideas

October 19, 2014 by Lulu in Save Money with 0 Comments


I am currently stuck in a food rut. I keep saying that I want to add some new foods to my rotation but I go to the store and end up buying the same things out of habit. Well I end up putting the same things on my shopping list out of habit..and then I buy strictly from my shopping list.

I am bored with the food that I eat now…really, really, bored.

I want to try some new things but I have no idea where to start. Every recipe seems to have a ton of things that I don’t shop for on a regular basis and I feel like I will spend too much and wreck my budget, then end up with items I will never use again.


Messed Up My One Year Rolling Budget

October 16, 2014 by Lulu in Finances with 0 Comments

So I just messed up my one year rolling budget in Mint. It was an accident but it is still a little bit annoying. I got a new credit card…which I will talk about later and since I already had another card from the same provider I thought it would be easy to add it in Mint.

I never thought that adding the new card  would have messed up my one year rolling budget but that is what happened.

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Friday Finances: October 2014 Week 2

October 10, 2014 by Lulu in Finances with 0 Comments

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this.

I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination.

This week my expenses were:

$50.47 for household items that were not food. I also made a partial payment on tuition for the semester and I have two more payments to make before the end of the semester. Luckily I can spread them out to put a portion on my credit card and pay it out of that month’s check so that I can avoid credit card interest.

I did not have any income this week!

 

Friday Finances: October 2014 Week 1

October 2, 2014 by Lulu in budget with 0 Comments

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this.

I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination.

This week my expenses were:

$50.94 on gas since I was almost on empty. I filled up the tank to the top but my last trip to the gas station was one month ago so I am not worried about that large amount this month.

This week my income was:

$Paycheck! As I mentioned before we got a very small raise that allowed me to increase the budget for the month by $50. This came just in time as there is a new addition to the family in the form of this sweet little fur face!!!

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My other fur baby passed on a few months ago and I finally was able to move on and got this sweet baby to love!

I have been VERY busy with school…..exams and projects are coming up these next few days so I have not gone grocery shopping as yet.

 

Happy First Of The Month!

October 1, 2014 by Lulu in budget with 3 Comments

So it is the beginning of a new month and I got a raise!!! We are paid minimally as teaching assistants but it was announced that this semester we will be getting a small increase in our salary.

I know in the financial world we tell everyone that they should not practice lifestyle inflation. Lifestyle inflation occurs when you get a raise and also increase your budgets to reflect that raise. However I have been living on a very tight budget recently and this raise allows me to add $50 to my expenses for the month.

Budget2014 300x170 Happy First Of The Month!

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