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Continuing Frugal

January 31st, 2017 at 04:42 pm

I think we are continuing our version of frugal through mid February. That is when tuition is due, so I want to keep the spending to a minimum. My husband and I discussed greatly reducing our alcohol intake primarily for health reasons, but that would be very good on our budget. I will let you know how that works out.

I just ate leftover mushroom barley soup for lunch today. I pulled that out from the freezer. It was probably two servings, but I ate them both! So yummy and really not very caloric. I think I may be having soup all week, as I have a can of soup in the pantry and another soup in the freezer (Moroccan Lentil).

I will need to grocery shop today. I need apples and crackers for my daughter's lunch tomorrow. I made a list of other items to cover the rest of the week. I will buy today, but count the purchase as a February expense.

I checked our bank accounts this morning. The tax refund and my husband's paycheck are both pending for deposit tomorrow! I plan to redeem shares from my daughter's Educational Savings account tomorrow to cover a portion of the tuition bill. At this point we appear to be about $600 short of what we need. As I have said all along, I will use our regular savings to cover the shortfall and pay ourselves back. No loans for her or us this semester is the plan, and I'm sticking to it!

Oh, I saw

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this on the SA forum this morning. It's under freebies, but it is more about spreading kindness and love. Check it out if you are interested!

4 Responses to “Continuing Frugal”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Great idea on not having loan debt for education.

    Really like the secret blue butterfly idea. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    We're amazed at how much wine we've cut out. It just got to be a habit--especially for DH. I'm so old and tired lately, one glass of wine puts me to sleep on a school night.

  3. fern Says:

    Nice butterfly idea.

    I still remember from 2 years ago, I think, when a man saw me struggling to lift 40-pound boxes of cat litter into my car in the BJs parking lot and came over and helped me. I was SO thankful.

    He didn't have a butterfly.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    WTG on the no loans!

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