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Fell off the Frugal Wagon

July 19th, 2007 at 05:06 pm

Frugal things I have been doing this week:
Went to the library,took out a few books on saving money b/c i have been very bad these past two months. So , I thought that I needed a refresher. Took out a cookbook Favorite recipes from around the world. Haven't had any dinners out this week. I also rented childrens books in Spanish. I am trying to refresh my high school spanish so that I can understand some of our clients a little better. Returned bottles. Rented from Red Box instead of big name place. I also self treated my dog for his dermatitis condition and avoided a big vet bill. And guess what it worked. My dog is doing so much better.

Today I have to go to Lord and Taylor and pay off the full balance on the card. My daughter and I needed new dresses to wear to my step daughter's wedding in August. Being that I have to pay off the entire balance so that I do not incur a finance charge there will be little left to save this week.

On another note, I received my 55.00 sign on bonus with Share
Builder today. That was a nice surprise. It's strange that they don't dispurse the money into already selected funds, instead they open a money market account and the money is placed there.

3 Responses to “Fell off the Frugal Wagon”

  1. littlemama Says:

    If I may ask, what did you use on your dog?

  2. moneycents Says:

    I gave my dog Prednisone and an antibiotic(Clavamox) and I also gave him Carafate for his stomach so that the prednisone wouldn't upset him. I also cleaned his sores with a medicated solution that was left over from last year. His skin allergies are only bad this time of the year. I have also been keeping him inside in the air conditioning only letting him out to go to the bathroom.

  3. Aleta Says:

    Don't worry about falling off the wagon. At least now you can recognize when you're overdoing something. Before, you didn't know. I think that we all have been there and done that. Only this time, you'll know what and how long it'll take you to pull yourself out. Something that I started learning was why I would overspend at certain times. I think you're doing great. I had become very complacent about our finances and just not paying attention and not paying attention to money that wasn't being invested. I picked up ALL MY WORTH by Elizabeth Warren and it took me out of my complaceny. I have read many books since then, but it was a jumping off point for me and I think that here money rationale is good.

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