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(no subject) [Jun. 8th, 2005|09:38 am]

[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |ani]

hiya! i am a wealthy person trapped in a poor person's job! i am terrible at budgeting and i really want to stick to it, because i want to be more financially stable.
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Thanks! [Feb. 24th, 2005|11:48 am]

I had come online to shop, then I got the email I referred to below, and read some of your entries... I'm now not going to shop, I'm going to fix clothes instead!
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Cash for a Month [Feb. 24th, 2005|11:42 am]

[mood |constructive]
[music |The Killers]

Just got sent an email about this... http://www.themoneysecret.info/ The idea is you don't use plastic or cheques for a month... just cash, and keep track of how your spending differs from normal. Thought some people might be interested...
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On presents. [Dec. 13th, 2004|07:32 am]

Friendly Tip: If it costs more to make than to buy, and both buying/making are out of your budget, DO SOMETHING ELSE.

(This is a note to self.)
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(no subject) [Sep. 16th, 2004|11:59 am]

[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Q and not U]

Hi my name is Julianne.I often think of ways to make things rather than buying them but i am not very crafty.I am really excited to join this community and get new ideas of things to make and hopefully come up with some of my own.I really would like to save money and not buy meaningless things so maybe this will help me save some too.
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(no subject) [Aug. 11th, 2004|01:37 pm]
hello all,

i came here via glitter and this seems like a great community! budgeting tips and inspiration (and a swift kick in the rear when necessary...) is exactly what i need.

for me the whole frugality thing has more to do with ecology and politics than saving up for something, but seeing that savings account prosper is certainly a a huge bonus. also, the worry-wart in me appreciates the security immensely.

while i'm quite good at avoiding impulse shopping and scouring flea markets and second hand shops for what i need (but also at going out for drinks with friends. oy, that adds up), i'm lousy at budgeting and control. money gives me that cold, nasty feeling in the pit of my stomach and i've gotten by so far by being generally stingy. and putting a certain amount in my savings account as soon as my salary comes in every month. this month i started writing down everything i spend money on, and i hope to be able to make a realistic budget in a couple of months.

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In discussion: how not spending is changing me. [Aug. 5th, 2004|03:02 am]

[mood |pleasedpleased]

So there will always be things I will spend money on: really pretty clothing that I could not possibly make myself; magazines, books, comics; and furniture. But there's a big red x marked on my calendar marking the last time I bought something out of habit, out of the desire to spend. For me, it will be a milestone when 30 days have past.

And to someone like me, who's had a history of relapses in sheer spending frenzy, and when I get the uncontrollable shakes when I do purchase something out of addiction, I'm proud to say it's been 15 days since I last purchased something that I didn't think about before hand, and wasn't part of the budget.

I know it's a small step, but for me, to be frugal, it is the most important.
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(no subject) [Jul. 30th, 2004|11:55 am]
My poor husband got laid off yesterday :( Any SUPERNINJA frugal tips, etc. appreciated. Man o man and I thought we were being frugal BEFORE!

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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2004|10:04 am]

[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

To everyone who signed up for the second round of the anti-consumerism swap,

Until further notice, the swap is cancelled. The box never made it back to me after the first round. I *have* been reading everyone's emails about the swap, but I was hoping the box might show up before I had to cancel. Again, my apologies. If the box turns up, I'll let you know.
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Homemade bread [Jul. 1st, 2004|09:26 am]

Last night I stopped by the Rescue Mission (which, p.s., was packed full of good stuff - must be due to garage sale leftovers?) and bought myself a bread machine! It looks brand new and was only $5, so I figured it was worth the gamble. I've been curious about them for a while now. Does anyone have one? If so, do you use it? Know of any good places for recipes?

It didn't come with the manual so I'm going to have an interesting time figuring it out :)

My other fun finds were an beginners knitting book ($.99), a roll of raffia ($.50), a little pink H&M purse ($.99) and a post-bound photo album ($.99) that I am going to cover with pretty fabric. I got my shopping fix.

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