Category Archives: shopping

Overtime and a massive shopping trip

I’m following politics some this year. I’m watching some of the convention speeches. There are definitely some differences in the approaches of the two major parties this year. It’s … interesting. That’s all I have to say about politics here. … Continue reading

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Needs based spending

This is the first real paycheck in our new budget style of sending a ton of money to the card. I sent a ton of money to it a few weeks ago, but since then we’ve had a vacation that … Continue reading

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Book review: Debt-Free Living

tl;dr: This post is crazy long. Sorry! The book is good and it’s going on my keeper shelf.   I just finished reading The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living, by Anna Newell Jones. It’s about her journey with, and how to … Continue reading

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Random stuff

I was able to buy my two pound block of glycerin soap yesterday. $5.89. Not bad for a dozen bars of soap. That’s 50 cents a bar. It’s olive oil glycerin soap. I figure I should try the olive oil … Continue reading

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Weekly shopping and menu

It seems my shopping trips are going to be weekly now. That’s cool. I plan what we’re going to eat that week and I shop for it, paying great attention to what’s on sale and what I already have in … Continue reading

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Lists galore

I spent $12 today getting a good whiteboard, pens and eraser, and a little cup that attaches to the board to hold them in. I have a largish white board that I’ve written the days of the week on and that’s … Continue reading

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Early bird

This early bird was up at 3 AM. Yuck. I’m going to want a nap by the time I take the kids to school but, I have an appointment with my trainer and some little bit of grocery shopping to … Continue reading

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Online shopping

Yes, I did some. I ordered a pair of vegan boots to replace the several pairs of leather boots that I’m finally getting rid of. On the plus side, my favorite pairs of sandals and one pair of boots that … Continue reading

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Cheap goods

In a topic related to yesterday’s post, let’s talk cheap goods. We tend to think of these goods as being made in a sweatshop in China, don’t we? China or some country that’s just starting to develop. And, we’d probably … Continue reading

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Mini vacay

Last Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S. The family had it off from work and school. We all ended up taking the previous Friday off as well, so it was a 4 day weekend. We did … Continue reading

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