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My Spending Diet: Week 13

My Spending Diet: Week 13

| June 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

You know that feeling when you know that what you have to say isn’t what you would like to say? I have that right now. I almost didn’t write this post at all, since I really am unhappy with my progress this week. But part of becoming financially responsible is being honest about where you […]

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My Spending Diet: Week 12

My Spending Diet: Week 12

| June 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

The hardest thing about freelancing is waiting for the checks to arrive … and this was one of those waiting weeks where it felt like they would never, ever come. Fortunately, thanks to My Spending Diet, I have money set aside in the bank for when the finances get challenging. Aside from this, this was […]

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My Spending Diet: Week 11

My Spending Diet: Week 11

| May 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

Before I launch into the My Spending Diet update, two things: My garden is growing! We’ve planted all our veggies and need to fence it all in (hopefully this weekend). Check in tomorrow for some pictures. Today is 30 days until I turn 30. Hard to believe it’s so close. I expected to enter my […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Ten

My Spending Diet: Week Ten

| May 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Another week … This was a hard one. As a freelancer, I don’t receive paychecks on a predictable schedule. So, sometimes I go for weeks without receiving checks. Other times, like this week, I receive several all at once. And even with the best efforts, it can be daunting to not want to send a […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Nine

My Spending Diet: Week Nine

| May 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

It’s hard to believe that I have been on this spending diet for nine weeks now. My goodness. I have come a long way from that first week when I ran out of all sorts of important items, and spent like crazy. In the past nine weeks: I cut my spending in half. I’ve wasted […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Eight

My Spending Diet: Week Eight

| May 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

This week I picked up again and cut that spending down … Here’s the story: What Happened: I planned and did all our shopping on Saturday, so that went brilliantly. We had everything we needed for the week. Was it perfect? Nah. It never is. Breakfast needs to factor more into my planning, since I […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Three

My Spending Diet: Week Three

| April 2, 2010 | 5 Comments

(Psst! There is some definite cuteness at the end of this post. Be sure to click though.) It’s hard to believe that it’s been three weeks already. As you probably remember, the first week of my spending diet was really hard but the second week was a little easier. So, how did the third week […]

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My Spending Diet: Week One

My Spending Diet: Week One

| March 19, 2010 | 10 Comments

Let me run you through a normal week in my eating life: Saturday: Glance through cooking magazines, cookbooks and notebooks to try to decide what to make this week. Ignore all of it and make a rudimentary meal plan … write a grocery list, trying to remember everything I need. Go grocery shopping with the […]

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