Weekend Expenses$$

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Weekend Expenses$$
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 12:26pm

What is everyone's plan this weekend? Do you have to spend some cash or are you going to keep it frugal this weekend?

We have a bonspeil so there will be some cash going out this weekend. Probably  $150. MIL is babysitting so that is great we don't have to pay for that. And we need to do this for us and rarely spend money ourselves anyway. 

Its sucks that we needed to get a tire  patched and  get the septic looked after. I need to pay a small dentist  bill next week and go there myself. Just a bunch of little things adding up. Oh plus the quarterly car insurance payment is due.  That one was planned for . Lots of money flying out the door!

Have a great weekend!

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 12:29pm

Be gentle with yourself, PB.  Sometimes sickness is how your body tells you to slow down and rest because very often we ignore the more subtle messages.

It is cold here in the Rocky Mountains.  This weekend's high is 19 degrees with snow on its way.  I am fortunate that I love snow sports, so the more the merrier!

It will be a relatively frugal weekend.  A tank of gas ($40) to go skiing, split with a friend.  Season ticket already paid for.  We always bring food and s thermos of hot chocolate to avoid paying outrages prices at the slope.  On Sunday I need to pick up about $35 of grocery. 

The grand total: $55 

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 12:29pm
Better be frugal! Spent $17 last night for supplies for my DD12's birthday invitations for next weekend. I was so tickled she wanted to make her own and be creative I just caved. She tried to be frugal in her own way. I brought left over card stock from work and we got some of the items at the dollar store, but when you are making 12 homemade invites, it adds up quick. Ugh.... Trying to slowly break it to her that she may not get all of the food she wants for the party. You should see her list!! The funniest part is she wants salad along with pizza. About the only thing we agreed on was that spending money on renting a movie probably wasn't necessary.
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Registered: 10-02-2011
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 12:06pm

I'm going to have a frugal weekend. I need to prepare for my interviews, so I'll be working away.

I've been suffering from the cold that seems to be afflicting the whole country. Hope my DGS buddies in Canada are doing better. Maybe this weekend I can finally hit the gym again. It was miserable to be trapped in the house all the time because I was too sick to do much.

Hope you have fun this weekend, and happy birthday to the daughters!

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 9:44am

Oh my oldest DS turns 16 in Feb as well. I had also planned on taking just him for a steak supper! Hope he still wants to with his mommy lol, but I doubt he would  pass on steak! hehehe

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 3:49pm

We are taking our daughter out for steak this Saturday..her 16th birthday was yesterday!  My MIL is watching the two younger kids, so it will be nice.  Other than that, nothing planned other than the usual grocery shopping bit.  Dh and I are going out tonight- we will talk long term plans over dinner, which will be nice.  Things have been a little hectic here. 

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 3:32pm

Frugal.....unless something pops up that I don't know about or unexpected.  I sure hope not, because until the next payday, we're running short on funds.  I will be putting $500 back next Thursday in the Emergency fund.  That's a BIG relief!

Have a great weekend ALL!

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 10:07am
A nice, easy, quiet weekend planned here. House cleaning and sleeping lol. Next weekend I have a lot to do so I am going to try to relax as much as I can now! I am also being send to Tampa for 4 days starting Feb 4 and I'm hoping to save a lot of my spending money in order to do some shopping down there so I am going to try and not eat out and save save save (this helped me yesterday! I was thisclose to stopping for dinner and then I thought to myself, that $10 could be a new shirt). On an unrelated note, its also made me really focus on working out again so I can get clothes that actually fit!

Bex -

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 8:23pm

I'm in Ohio...this weekend is going to be beautiful! Saturday is mid 60s with low in 50s! That being said, we are heading to the camper to check on things and enjoy all day Saturday and Saturday night there. We have some friends who keep their camper at the same campground. They are spending Saturday there also. Other than gas, it's going to be a cheap weekend. All kids are staying home too!!!

As far as bills, I transfer a certain amount biweekly with a $140 monthly cushion, so money is always in the bill pay account. Everything else is paid using cash in specific envelopes. 

Starting next friday, I've redone our budget and increased our snowball. Some envelopes have been cut a little. So there will be a little ajustments financially.

Enjoy your weekend! I know we will! It's going to feel like spring! :)