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Walking the Walk

March 8th, 2009 at 06:26 pm

So lately I've been doing a lot of talking about being super frugal because of some increased expenses, but then I go and buy paintings for the living room. And I've way overspent in my entertainment again this pay period.

Well, I'm finally going to walk the walk, since I've been doing plenty of talk the talk.

Last week week I:

-Worked to decrease my electric/gas bills. The weather is helping as my heat has been off for 2 days. Hope this warm weather streak lasts.

-Negotiated a new deal with Comcast to keep the services I have within $5.00 of where they were before the promo rate expired. Its only good for 6 months, so I set a reminder to myself to call in September.

-Organized all my paperwork. Perminantly filing all 2008 information. Keeping the temporary files open for 2009

-Packed lunches all but 2 days. One was a work outing lunch and the other was becuase I was really ill and barely made it into work at all that day.

-I set up a meal plan and am using freezer meals

-Did my taxes and found out that I'm getting a decent state refund. It cancels out most of my amount owed to Federal. (YAY). All adjustments have been made so that I will NOT owe next year.

This week I am:

-Instituting no spending except for the following expected expenses:
- $15.00 milk, yogurt, produce
- $10.00 Night out with friends on Monday
- $10.00 much needed toiletries

-Packing breakfast & lunch. Having dinner at home

-Putting items up on Craigslist as part of my March To-Do list

-Updating my account/password list to be included in my In Case of Emergency file.

4 Responses to “Walking the Walk”

  1. Amber Says:

    You're great about walking the walk so I am sure you'll be right back on track. Don't beat yourself up too much Big Grin

  2. fern Says:

    Good for you.

    I bring my lunch to work probably 99% of the time now. I work with a bunch of people who often go out for lunch, say 3 or 4 times a week, and sometimes i feel a little left out, but truth be told i secretly feel smug that i'm saving money and they're blowing it.

    If i don't have time to make my own lunch, i bring in a frozen dinner and i refuse to ever pay full price. So if shop rite isn't having a sale on Lean Cuisines for $1.88 each (can't beat that), then chances are, they're having a sale on Healthy Choice and ill go with that brand. I don't usually pay more than $2.50.

  3. Amber Says:

    I agree Fern, I get so upset if I forget my lunch

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    You're right Fern. If I forget it for any reason, it puts my whole day out of whack.

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