Weekend Expenses$$

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Weekend Expenses$$
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:04pm

I don't work this weekend. I hope I don't spend too much money lol. and I don't have plans. Sometimes that is worse for impulse spending.

What is everyone doing this weekend? Will it be pricey or frugal?

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:24pm

Hope this is a stay home & do not move off the hill weekend.  I have piles of leaves to rake up and carry off, but the forecast is wet & cool, so I may be forced to stay inside and clean :)  

We have plenty of food for us & all the pets.  Hubby's company has told us to go out to a nice place to eat on the company, but my stomach is still sort of touch and go.  So we may wait another weekend.  

Frugal for me!!!

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:45pm
I've been feeling so unmotivated money wise lately . . . ugh . . . We are signing a contract to put our home back on the market on Monday, so the plan is to work around the house, deep cleaning and a few "fixer uppers" things this weekend . . . but hopefully this can be done without spending any money - 'cause I have so little leeway in my discretionary (again) this week. I do need to stage a spare room as a bedroom . . . so I'm going to have to plan on purchasing some inexpensive bedroom pieces. I'm gonna need to save up for this expense too. (oye . . . it's always something)
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Registered: 07-25-2007
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 9:37am

DH ahs a freelance job on Saturday.  A client passed on his name to someone and they called him.  I love when these jobs fall into his lap.  This will be some nice unexpected money.  DS has bowling league Sat ($11).  We're attending a samll church production, that stars many of his friends, that afternoon (free).  Sunday we have tickets to see Fiddler on the Roof.  It's the last of our subscriber series and I am so pleased I spent the money.  The plays have been great family time and all really well done.  We will have to pay for valet ($10) Grocery shopping ($150) will take place sometime. 

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 1:01pm

Already did a huge grocery trip this week ($250.00) so hopefully a frugal weekend.

Although, I do need some new clothes, which I have already planned on doing.  Cleaned out my closet and gave a way a ton of clothes to an orgranziation for homeless people.  Been holding off, thinking I may take to resale (and never do), and most was too worn for resale anyways, so off it went!  I walked in and one gal said "Oh, a coat!  I need a coat."  I take "stuff" to good will, but prefer to take clothing where it goes directly to the people who need it.  

Was able to sell some text books and find one that I need for next term.  The one that I will have to buy new, is only $108, so that is a good thing.

I already mentioned this in my "Finally" post, but my Toyota is in the shop and what was supposed to be a quick easy fix, was not.  Looking at probably $300 instead of $150.  Could be worse!!!

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Registered: 03-24-2013
Sun, 03-24-2013 - 6:11am

We sat around most of the day yesterday after grocery shopping surfing the internet and watching (free) DVDs from the library.

Now, how two people can spend $130+ on groceries per week (including coupons) is beyond me but since that's pretty average, I would just assume we will soon be featured on an upcoming episode of "Food Hoarders." Today we are heading out so we can argue about paint colors for our living room resulting in a shouting match and then for her to buy what she wants anyway. The arguments (for the rest of the day) are free but then come the copays for therapy down the line. Thank God for the tax shelter of flexspend and a decent insurance plan that covers mental and martial counseling.

There are a number of inexpensive weekend activities that singles and couples/families can participate in regardless of the weather and without arguments. Here in Ohio it's still pretty brisk. (Note: groundhogs are little liars).

What you choose to do or not do, make the most of your day!!!

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Sun, 03-24-2013 - 11:22am
CSA - Yeah, groundhogs, or their handlers, are full of .... We had a retirement party this weekend with someone DH worked with during the first 10 years of his career. He met lots of people he knew from the past and actually got a job offer that would be 20% more than he is making now. We spent about $20 for drinks at the party, and $15 on a small gift. I spent $70 on groceries for some staples I was missing, like sugar, canned veggies, and ingredient kind of stuff. I will have one more big shopping trip this coming week for Easter dinnner and gas, but that should be it. Bought my spring dresses last week and spent $100 at Kohls, but now have a nice spring wardrobe for work. Mostly working, so I am not spending, and kids have not asked for money, so I am feeling good right now. -M