Spending, Life, Income and Food Updates… & A GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday everyone. I hope it was a great weekend. My weekend was good, I started it a little earlier because I took a half day on Friday. I took it for no reason, I just wanted a little bit of a longer weekend :) And boy was that nice!

I took the pups to get their vaccinations on Saturday. But that’s a post for tomorrow! I have a long animal costs post set up for tomorrow. You all know that I’m obsessed with my dogs so be prepared for a long post.

And I’m finally on WordPress if you couldn’t tell! WOOOHHOOO! To celebrate this, I created a giveaway. I will announce the winner next week for the $100 PayPal cash prize.

My updates:

Spending: We didn’t do a lot of shopping last week. I bought a couple of things for the house that we needed (new sheets, pillow cases, etc.).

Extra Monthly Income:My extra income wasn’t as high as last week, but it’s still pretty good. I made around $275 last week from extra income.

Food: We’ve been doing better, as I said yesterday, but we could be doing much better.

Being healthy: I’ve been doing much better! I’ve ran with my dog every day. We’ve been going to the track in our neighborhood every day also. My sister has been a crazy workout and healthy eating person lately, so she’s helped keep me on track.

How’s your spending, working out and extra income going?

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  1. alice says

    Congrats on word press! yay!

    I've been working on our food spending. Moving my husband to a cash only system has helped! 😀

  2. Carleen says

    The main thing that helps us is the monthly budget. I keep our spending pretty up to date so it is easy to see if there is money left in a category.

  3. Angella says

    I always shop the return aisle at Lowes for appliances. Most the time people refuse delivery of brand new items because of a tiny dent or scratch. I was able to get my stainless steel fridge for $300 (was $1899) and my frontloading washer and dryer (HE) for $600, originally $1599/ea!! That's my money saving tip – always check the clearance aisle and ask associates what they can do for you price wise!

  4. Stephanie says

    That’s awesome that your dogs are motivating you to run! And my husband and I are just as obsessed with our pup, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s post! :-)

  5. says

    omggg so exciting =)

    I am not being a good money-saver lately but one of my favorite money-saving techniques when I'm spending is to google a coupon from whatever online shop I'm at. Before I ever checkout my online shopping cart I always search online for a coupon. It's gotten me as much as 40% off at my favorite stores and takes 15 seconds!
    My recent post The Ultimate Debt-Friendly Gift

  6. Madison says

    The biggest thing that's been helping me is by keeping cash as my spending money. The only times I use my card is for online bill paying, and when filing up the gas tank since I hate having to go inside. Any left over money in my checking account is going to be deposited into savings!

    Congrats on moving to wordpress. :)
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  7. Krystal M says

    My money saving tip: If I want something expensive, I'll wait a few months before actually purchasing it. If I still want it after that amount of time, I'll know that I really wanted it and it wasn't just some passing fancy!

  8. Nurse Frugal says

    Yes…having an accountability partner is so key for being healthy and exercising regularly! I regularly run with some local girls and they definitely make sure that we all run together a few times a week and we talk about our good and bad food activities! It's so fun!

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  11. says

    I try to bring my lunch to work everyday so that I don't have to buy one. Lately I've been doing well, but sometimes it is a struggle. I've also been trying to walk to and from work more often now that it's (sort of) cooling down outside. The bus only costs 60cents each way, but every little bit counts!
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  12. judy gregory says

    we live 30 miles from town so, even when i'm really tired i try to do my shopping on my way home from work to save gas

  13. petra says

    I try to live below my means and limit costly expenditures that can add up quickly. I pack a lunch, don't have cable, don't own the latest gadgets, use coupons, shop sales, buy clothes at resale shops, and look for free or low cost entertainment.

  14. Cassie says

    the envelope system. every pay check i withdraw $40. $10 goes into four different envelopes. entertainment, food, clothes and church. then when i have to go out i just go to my envelope, get the cash i need and that's all i can spend. yay! and saves me a trip to the ATM.

  15. lariatsandlavender says

    We live on $465 a month, minus bills, pet stuff, etc. so we make sure we try and save for a little fun money, buy stuff on clearance, stretch our food money, etc!

  16. Michelle H says

    My husband and I clip coupons and plan our meals weekly so we don't overspend. We stopped using credit cards a year ago and only pay with cash now. We also budget toward savings since we have household repairs coming up and don't want to finance any work done. We also got rid of our landline phone and only have basic cable now; we borrow movies from the library.

  17. says

    We've started using a cash system. The first thing we do is put a certain amount in savings, then take cash out for groceries, gas, entertainment, fun money, etc. This helps us keep our spending to the budgeted amount.

  18. says

    Here's my money saving tip: Before I make any purchase over $20 or so dollars, I sit on it for a day or two or six. 😉 Keeps those "impulse" purchases from adding up REALLY quickly. Even something as simple as a new sweater. I try and wait to make sure I really want/need it.

  19. Amanda says

    WP is the bomb! Congrats on the switch.
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  20. deenadollars says

    I earned some extra coin today by selling clothes that I grew out of (errr, shrank out of?) to a used clothing store. Cha-ching!
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  21. Veronica says

    I"m kind of late to the comment party, but I came here via Kim's post about the giveaway! Thought I'd give it a shot :)
    My recent post Tidal Wave of Updates Friday – Giveaway Included

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