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Not A Frugal Month

July 2nd, 2017 at 01:04 pm

I just don't see this being a frugal month for us. We are trying to enjoy the time with our college daughter home and my husband is traveling home most weekends from his school. Thus there is fuel for cars, and money spent on some activities. We do embrace free as much as we can. In fact today, we may go visit an art museum that we can get in for free (Blue Star Museum participant). We do have to drive to get to it however.

We spent $352 on my husband's truck yesterday. He needed brakes badly. Can't say no to maintenance that is important for safety. He also got an oil change. He later picked up new windshield wipers at AutoZone (not the most frugal store to purchase from in my opinion) as he was overdue for those as well.

My van is being repaired tomorrow as I have a check engine light on. I'm expecting it to be an oxygen sensor. I checked my blog and it was over $300 for that repair last time.

Yes, all this money being spent is a good reason to watch the budget in other areas. And I will. I expect the grocery budget would be the best one to focus on.

I am going to follow along with UFM though here and on the Frugalwoods blog. As I know it will be inspirational. I may be able to do a Ultra Frugal Month in August or September.



3 Responses to “Not A Frugal Month”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I think it's good to do a frugal month whenever! Some months just can't be frugal. The point is the thought process and the exercise.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I agree with CB.

    Auto repair and maintenance is really necessary, not only for keeping up the vehicles, but also for your own safety.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Yeah--you can't put off needed maintenance. And i honestly can't see a truly UFM until January--too many things already planned. But I'm trying to save wherever possible.

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