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No Spend Month - Toaster

March 6th, 2011 at 02:41 pm

Our toaster stopped working. It tried to die on me two weeks ago, but I got it to work again. That fix didn't work this time. And I think after 15 years it has done a very good job. In our house, a toaster is a necessity. Sure, I could have used the oven, but really it's just not efficient or convenient. I could have bought a cheaper toaster, but I didn't want to spend differently on a long term purchase, just because it is a no spend month.

I made a grocery run to pick up a few more essentials for the week: bananas, apples, more bread, bagels, parmesean cheese, vanilla, grahm crackers and 12 pack of pop. The pop isn't really a necessity...but I'm addicted. I also had to pay the deposit on those cans. The new checking account balance is below.

Beginning Balance: 457.89
Groupon Purchase: (15.00)
Grocery Purchase: (45.59)
Fuel Purchase: (54.49)
Grocery Purchase: (24.13)
Ebay Purchase: (3.65)
Previous Balance: $315.03

Toaster Purchase: (26.37)
Grocery Purchase: (19.37)
New Balance: $269.29

We'll see how we do through the week, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the spending or lack of. Is a toaster a necessity in your house?

4 Responses to “No Spend Month - Toaster ”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    I'd say $27 on the toaster wasn't a bad deal at all. Smile We use ours like once or twice a week. It's just a little two slice that I bought for $8 before I ever met DH. So over 11 years! At some point we'd like one of those toaster ovens that are like a mini countertop oven.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, indeed. I have two.

  3. mjrube94 Says:

    We don't have a toaster, but we use our toaster oven all the time. It's one of my most used appliances; can't imagine life without it...

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    MUST have a toaster in our house....I love my english muffins with peanut butter.....I wouldn't be without out one Smile

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