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Lesson Learned?

October 27th, 2006 at 07:20 pm

I drastically cut back my spending this month to pull an additional 150.00 out of my budget in order to partially fund a used computer. I use an allowance system with a per day amount and this savings forced me to drastically cut back my spending. It was a struggle but not as much as I had thought.

Basically this month I have bought very little but groceries and gas. Now I'm wondering what I used to spend that extra 100.00 on. Before this month I was considering raising my allowance by cutting back on savings. There were several months where I have been over budget and I'd just about convinced myself that I needed a "raise."

This extra lean month was good for me in making me aware that even what I consider a lean budget there was still plenty of fat. Instead of raising maybe I should cut it.LOL

4 Responses to “Lesson Learned?”

  1. baselle Says:

    What a great revelation! It sounds like you are on your way.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    One things for sure...this site brings financial focus. I know when i first joined, I saw improvement right away...and since I visit daily, I continue to stay focused!! Good for you!

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    The trouble is you can't always just focus on groceries and gas, because life happens -- you have to make a trip, you have to buy new pants -- you have to get a computer!! That's what always fouls me up, the extra's. Sounds like you planned ahead, and that's great!

  4. Amber Says:

    way to go, I am happy for you

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