My budget for August for food only is $157 for just me. &n... moreMy budget for August for food only is $157 for just me. i may set aside $20 for paper products and other taxable items I will need. It will be tight until the 20th when my EBT card is reloaded. Not sure why it went from being loaded on the 20th from the first. Makes it kind of hard to really budget well- I really need to clean out my fridge but it's really diffficult for me to squat down to reach things "hiding" in the back on the bottom shelf. i need to work on a meal plan and menu for this week. and begin my store list. I've been doing so well and need to keep at it as long as i possibly can. but right now, I need to try and get some sleep...
Good morning all!! I am in dire need of som g"grown up" co... moreGood morning all!! I am in dire need of som g"grown up" conversation of the frugal kind. lol Sorry I've not been around much recently. My text- environmental class is really about to do me in- i'm frustrated with the curriculum text- Ironically I currently hjave a 100 % in this class. which just slays me. I have been pretty stretchy these last few months. i am proud to say I currently have $75 in my savings account; bills sre paid, food on hand for meals. and enough that I treated myself to apizza from Dominos on Saturday night. I stretched it into 3 meeals like I normally do when /if i order pizza. I got a large 3 topping pizza amd a 2 liter of coke for $14.74; plus a $3 tip for the driver. I'll be getting groceries this week, and hope to catch a deal on some frozen pizzas- Digiornos if thery're on sale for less than $5 each. i hope to stsart stocking up on some homemade soup fixins, as summer is winding down. I have been craving chili and hope to make a bio... less
A well stocked pantry/freezer is our best asset. Since food expe... moreA well stocked pantry/freezer is our best asset. Since food expenditures have the greatest flexibility in our budget, we go there first for short term cuts. We have a small garden, forage a bit, and have a friendly back and forth with another gardening neighbor. (No zucchini, we want to still be friends). We keep a change jar. Our bank has a no fee coinstar machine for members. For pin money I do surveys.
For larger emergencies we cut into our designated savings categories. We have money set aside in our bank for travel expenses for vacation, an IRA that we deposit into yearly, and our next car. This reserve has covered unexpected medical expenses or extra large car repair bills in the past. We budget for normal expenses.
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Fabric isn't at good idea, the insulation will migrate thru it a... moreFabric isn't at good idea, the insulation will migrate thru it and infest the interior. Canvas would be better than the batiks, but still not optimal. You could put up plastic sheeting then hang the fabrics.
I have seen regular galvanized roofing used behind a stove and in a kitchen, it was washed with a strong vinegar solution and then painted. Looked really nice.
Did you know that if you mix a small amount of baking soda with super glue, it makes for an excellent bond with balsa as well as porcelain? It's so.
Mix it with white glue and use it to fill in nail holes and small cracks in walls. You can sand and paint it when it's dry. Be aware that it s...
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I recently read the book All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam. While she espoused a lot of the same sorts of ideas that I am always attracted to and tend to write about, there were a couple of things that she wrote about that seemed a little off-base.
by Steve Rhode
Today I'm looking at another bankruptcy discharge case, see more here, where a bankruptcy judge felt it was appropriate to allow for a legal discharge of student loan debt. In this case, the consumer represented herself in the action and has fought a valiant battle.
by Leanne Ely
Oh lazy, hazy beach days. One of the most wonderful things about summer. And what’s a day at the beach without a cooler full of goodies?
But one must be strategic when it comes to packing food for the beach. Because at the beach, there is sand....
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