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Practicing for Frugal/Low Spend/Unemployment

March 25th, 2018 at 03:29 pm

Still challenging myself to keep as much money as possible, spending the least amount required, while still having a happy existence. I think it can be done.

1) I've been decluttering and clearing out. This has been a definite reminder that I've blown money on things that aren't right/don't fit/aren't needed/etc.
I have started a list of items of clothing that I need to maintain a capsule wardrobe; things that my sons need; etc.

2) I will be going to Play It Again Sports to part with Lacrosse equipment and outgrown football and soccer cleats. Hopefully I can get a store credit there or a reasonable cash offer. (Note: I don't regret these purchases!)

3) Today we took our dog for a walk around the local pond. It was brisk and sunny, and we went twice around for 1.00 miles. No cost and minimal complaining. My runner didn't want to run; maybe next time.

4) We went to the library and checked out several movies: Inferno, LaLaLand, In Cold Blood, and some other oldies.

5) I did spend $2.64 at the grocery store for fajita sauce and peppers. We had some fajita steak strips that needed to be used.

6) Tomorrow we are going to the Arboretum and out to lunch with my parents. No cost to us since this an annual even we do with them during spring break.

7) Yesterday we visited my parents and worked a 500 piece puzzle. Free and a good time.

I do think that one is capable of succeeding if they have the correct mindset. I'm fairly new to optimism. I battle SADD and sometimes have an undercurrent of self defeating thoughts. And, oh, the anxiety! But it's getting better.

And I'm keeping myself positive with positive living reminders and memes on my FB wall. And I will toot my own horn: I got a 4.0 for the first quarter (last grade was pending), but I achieved my goal for the first 10 weeks.

Onward.

7 Responses to “Practicing for Frugal/Low Spend/Unemployment”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on the 4.0! I do think the decluttering can help one be mindful of spending. Nice to hear you have a positive attitude!

  2. Carol Says:

    🎆🎉🎆Congratulations on the 4.0!!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Great job on the grades. Hang in there. SADs can be a beast.

  4. Trying to get ahead Says:

    Congrats on your 4.0 grade! Keep working and praying for positivity. SADD is tough. Keep going forward Laura.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I'm practicing, too! My gap year is coming up in July. I'm going to look at it as an interesting experiment.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on that 4.0!

    Sounds like you did lots of frugal things! Good for you. Hope Play It Again Sports gives you a good deal. I bought an exercise bike from them a number of years ago used. I will say I got more than my money's worth out of it. It needed to have a little maintenance and I was happy they gave me $10 for it. I bought a new one that was far nicer and the $10 was truly a snowflake plus we didn't have to worry about disposing of it.

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