My budget blog

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My budget blog

Postby XZombieXPirateX on Sun May 29, 2011 1:01 am

Hubby and I are starting a hardcore budget starting June 1st and have started a blog to follow our progress. We've already got a couple posts up and would appreciate comments and feedback.

We're going to try to get a post up every day, there are going to be cheap meals, DIY, lists, great deals we've found, etc.

Go check it out!

http://scrimpulous.blogspot.com/
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Re: My budget blog

Postby bacteriadance on Sun May 29, 2011 1:43 am

Your "challenge" seems really hard. I don't think I could cut out takeout, restaurants, junk food, and overall just spending less on food at once. Good luck!

Also, is your $400 for 2 people per month or per week?
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Re: My budget blog

Postby XZombieXPirateX on Sun May 29, 2011 2:00 am

We were spending $400 a month on groceries, we used to spend $200 in Ontario no problem but the amount doubled when we moved across the country to BC so we're going to try to cut it down to $200 again.

Even if we can't do $200 a month we're at least trying to cut down.
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Re: My budget blog

Postby CamilleDevine on Sun May 29, 2011 2:47 am

That's very admirable, though I don't think I could go a month with NO junk food!
Just looking at our bank statements now, we seem to spend about $375/month on groceries between the two of us. It definitely sneaks up on you if you're not watching what you spend. I'll add your blog to my reader, good luck with it all :)
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Re: My budget blog

Postby XZombieXPirateX on Sun May 29, 2011 3:04 am

I'll still be baking so it won't be so bad!
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Re: My budget blog

Postby hell_kitten on Sun May 29, 2011 3:48 am

I totally bookmarked your blog and will be reading every day, I think it's awesome! We already do most of the things on there but sometimes we slip up, so hopefully reading it will help me stay motivated, and I hope some of the tips will help us plan for the baby.
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Re: My budget blog

Postby jessiegrrrl on Sun May 29, 2011 8:46 am

Love this! Has anyone else seen the blog about someone being on a "spending fast"? No extra spending whatsoever. It was pretty intense. I forget the actual name ...
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Re: My budget blog

Postby namelesswonder on Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 am

Following! Definitely going to keep this stuff in mind when the boy and I find an apartment.
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Re: My budget blog

Postby MeritaViola on Sun May 29, 2011 11:19 pm

This is rad. Keep us updated one here, too. :)
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Re: My budget blog

Postby XZombieXPirateX on Sun May 29, 2011 11:53 pm

Next post is homemade pizza dough and then making your pizzas! It'll be up by tomorrow morning.
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Re: My budget blog

Postby Namsab on Sun May 29, 2011 11:59 pm

Oh man I fucking love this! I've been trying to work with my spendings to get used to a tighter budget once I go to university and lose my wonderful 400€ paycheck... so your posts will probably be great help! Bookmarked!

Ooh and pizza dough! :D I hope it's a recipe I can recreate with German ingredients.
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Re: My budget blog

Postby XZombieXPirateX on Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:57 pm

A few more posts already including an awesome fruit loaf recipe I created just to use up any fruit that has started to go bad!
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Re: My budget blog

Postby opiiate on Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:12 pm

jessiegrrrl wrote:Love this! Has anyone else seen the blog about someone being on a "spending fast"? No extra spending whatsoever. It was pretty intense. I forget the actual name ...

Already Pretty went on a year long shopping 'ban' as it were, she only allocated a specific amount of money a month to be spent on clothing (her major spending issue), and only at thrift stores. She blogged about it extensively, it was pretty cool.
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Re: My budget blog

Postby jessiegrrrl on Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:19 pm

http://www.andthenshesaved.com/

THIS is what I meant ... To the OP I bet you could get a lot of great ideas from this site as well ... Spending fast/Spending diet ... All really cool. You've totally inspired me!
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Re: My budget blog

Postby namelesswonder on Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:44 pm

^Thank you for that link! I just started reading through and I'm hooked. I think all of this is going to help me stop spending so much on take-out/delivery food every month. Even if it's just once a week, that could be up to $100 a month or more! That's money I could use to pay off student loans.

Can't wait for more recipes. I'm very intrigued by that sweetener thing you guys made.
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