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    Great idea FP!
    this month will be hard ..I need to buy 3 new beds DH is taking them with him So off I go to warehouse sale! Fingerscrossed
    I am going to stick to my budget come --ll or high waters!! Lol
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    we have several bank accounts (no service charges on these)

    1. $60.00 directly deposited into this account bi-weekly for household needs (small appliances, anything house related)
    2. $74.00 weekly into a mortgage pre-payment account (allowed so much per year)
    3. $25.00 x 2 boys weekly into an account for my boys (for colleges, or down payment for a house, etc)
    4. $200.00 bi-weekly into a income tax account - we end up with an extra little perk at the end of tax season

    that's it for now.
    2019 is the year that we continue to save before we buy!!!

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    I'm going to peek at this thread regularly. With guests coming today to "Hotel Shwa Girl", first week of February will be difficult. Maybe make up for this, in the rest of February

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    I didn't know about Frugal February until I saw the thread in the tea room. My goals will be to:
    1) cut back and possibly eliminate eating out (fast food and coffee)
    2) no more nailpolish, makeup and clothes - I have more than enough and I need to get over the idea that I *need* more blush, eyeshadow and lipstick.
    3)Instead of shopping, I need to get back to the gym. I bought a membership last Spring and used it up until October when I stopped going... school is not an excuse to be lazy!

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    I also started Frug Feb in mid-Jan. Using up the stock-pile and freezer.
    I have a huge garden so this is an anual thing for me without even knowing it--I need shelf and freezer space for the coming harvest. I would like to say that I will only be buying the basics, but sometimes you just run out of something besides that. Only spending what is necessary on food. I have a jar (like Gail V.O.) and I put $100 in it mid-Jan. We can add to the jar, but it has to be 'found' $$-like money from recyclables or stuff sold on kijiji. All receipts go in the jar. And NO spending money on eating out (with the exception that we got gift cards for Christmas that I've been hoarding for this time of year).
    I also figured out how much I spend on Christmas/Birthdays anually--gifts for kids, nieces and nephew, parents and grandparents and it came to $800. The first week of Jan. I started putting $15/wk in the jar. By Christmas next year I will have $780 in the jar (but honestly, I will be dipping into the jar for the Birthday gifts).
    Hubby and I have our anniversary this month--trying to get some frugal ideas for that day!!! See how special I can make it with FPC's/marked-down Valentines Day items!

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    I'm in for Frugal February - I have $300 for the month for food and other. Normally we have $600 plus for food and other was another amount. We buy manly organic, so I'm going to be very selective this month.

    1/28 no spend day
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOU AND ME View Post
    I'm in last month i had 19 no spend day so hoping i can get this close in February eating from the stockpile and items in my freezer
    Congratulations...I've only ever managed a max of 14 days in a month and it wasn't feb. But you managed nearly 2/3rds of the month without spending..


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    What a good idea about the jounal, I'll try that too! I'll write down every penny I spend! I'm going to try to make a lot of things from scratch this month and make some recipes from ingredients in my stockpile...

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    Oh and my tire blew today, and the first day of frugal february haha
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    well its february and i am trying to be frugal this month too -only buy whats needed-use from the stockpile
    - my mom is in the hospital and i have to pay for parking -but everyday i go i take my own lunch-too expensive to buy anyway
    -mom gives me the odd pudding like chocolate to bring home that she doesnt like -not to waste food
    -went to the mall to look for p,j for my mom and didnt buy anything for me-got the p.js at sears for 13.00 -2 piece set too

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    Well, Feb. is quite a month - can't make any promises - but I'll definitely try to make some frugal changes. Our cupboards and freezer are full so we've got a lot to draw from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by couponclippercaitie View Post
    Oh and my tire blew today, and the first day of frugal february haha

    That's not good. Did you have a full size spare or one of those tiny little spares?
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    Plan to live of my stockpile too, lots of stuff can be used up. I keep a budget every month of what we spend on everything so hopefully this shouldn't be any different with the exception of cutting back a little more. I have been doing all my baking from scratch for quite some time now unless I happen to get a FPC for baking items.
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    I'm down too!
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    Hahaha.. today was kind of a hilarious bust, but tomorrow is a new dawn. I'm trying to blog as much of Frugal February as I can to keep me honest.

    http://wearingthewig.blogspot.ca/201...an-resist.html

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