Shrink My Stash: Update February 2017
Feb24

Shrink My Stash: Update February 2017

Shrink My Stash is a series of monthly posts. In these I will post two separate times. The first will be the Goals for the upcoming month. The second post in the series will be the Update on the products used up during the month. (If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.) Here is the update on the products I was trying to use at the beginning of the month....

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Shrink My Stash: Goals For February 2017
Feb01

Shrink My Stash: Goals For February 2017

Shrink My Stash is a series of monthly posts. In these I will post two separate times. The first will be the Goals for the upcoming month. The second post in the series will be the Update on the products used up during the month. (If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.) I sometimes buy a lot of products or I buy in bulk because of discounts. Because of...

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Shrink My Stash: Update January 2017
Jan27

Shrink My Stash: Update January 2017

Shrink My Stash is a series of monthly posts. In these I will post two separate times. The first will be the Goals for the upcoming month. The second post in the series will be the Update on the products used up during the month. (If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.) Here is the update on the products I was trying to use at the beginning of the month....

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Hating Products Saves Me Money
Jan13

Hating Products Saves Me Money

I am currently hating some of the new products at one of my favorite shopping venues. Bath and Body works is currently having their semi-annual sale and the sale products are just not my favorite. In fact I absolutely LOATHE the balsam/fir/spruce candles and that is what the shelves are laden with. I cannot tolerate the scent of those types of Christmas themed candles so I really have not been back to shop. I will wait until the sale...

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No ‘Resolutions’ For 2017

I did not set resolutions for 2017, unlike most people did. I found that I usually don’t stick to them. Instead I have some things I know I need to work on. I think about those items and put small plans in place to work on them. There is no budget resolution for example. I know what my budgets are because I track my finances in Mint. Seeing my cash inflows and outflows in the app helps keep me accountable. There is no health...

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Do We Not Get Paid This Month?
Jan06

Do We Not Get Paid This Month?

Do we not get paid this month? This was the content of a text I got from a fellow PhD student yesterday. He was hired in the fall semester so he was not familiar with the pay schedules. (If you are not reading this post at www.howisavemoney.net or in your feed reader, it may have been stolen from my site.) Many of my fellow students do not understand how our pay system works. They mistakenly believe we get paid on the first of the...

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