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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5500 on: September 05, 2018, 01:46:03 PM »
Got gifted a few packs of holiday themed paper napkins by a relative.
Packed my boyfriend's lunch and since it was something sticky I put a paper napkin in his lunchbox.
He takes the unused napkin home saying he didn't need it because he could wash his hands at work and use a fabric towel.
How am I going to use all of those free paper napkins if we're too frugal to waste them????

( will take a pack with us when we're going on a trip in a few weeks).

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« Reply #5501 on: September 05, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »

How am I going to use all of those free paper napkins if we're too frugal to waste them????

Google some cool paper napkin craft ideas.... you might have to wait until holiday season to use some of the ideas, but that gives you lots of time to practice that should used them up.  Also check out Napkin Decoupage.
   

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« Reply #5502 on: September 05, 2018, 03:07:26 PM »

How am I going to use all of those free paper napkins if we're too frugal to waste them????

Google some cool paper napkin craft ideas.... you might have to wait until holiday season to use some of the ideas, but that gives you lots of time to practice that should used them up.  Also check out Napkin Decoupage.
   

Napkin decoupage is what the relative who gave them does. She buys the napkins for the pattern, then uses two or three and doesn't need the rest of the pack. But I googled it again and still got some good ideas. Thanks! I haven't done napkin decoupage in about 20 years.

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« Reply #5503 on: September 19, 2018, 03:10:37 AM »
I found some jeans on the street. I took them home, washed them at 90 and tumble dried, and put them on this morning. They are the most divinely comfortable jeans I have ever owned, and just the style and colour I would have tried to buy (and have proper pockets!). People are sure to ask where I got them from. Including my husband. Help!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5504 on: September 19, 2018, 03:24:22 AM »
I found some jeans on the street. I took them home, washed them at 90 and tumble dried, and put them on this morning. They are the most divinely comfortable jeans I have ever owned, and just the style and colour I would have tried to buy (and have proper pockets!). People are sure to ask where I got them from. Including my husband. Help!

"I picked them up at this little spot on X street" ?   "I picked them up second hand" ?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5505 on: September 19, 2018, 05:21:28 AM »
I found some jeans on the street. I took them home, washed them at 90 and tumble dried, and put them on this morning. They are the most divinely comfortable jeans I have ever owned, and just the style and colour I would have tried to buy (and have proper pockets!). People are sure to ask where I got them from. Including my husband. Help!

This made my day!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5506 on: September 19, 2018, 05:25:58 AM »
Mr SLTD: What if they're infested with heroin?!?
Me: Raises eyebrow.

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« Reply #5507 on: September 19, 2018, 06:23:30 AM »
I found some jeans on the street. I took them home, washed them at 90 and tumble dried, and put them on this morning. They are the most divinely comfortable jeans I have ever owned, and just the style and colour I would have tried to buy (and have proper pockets!). People are sure to ask where I got them from. Including my husband. Help!

That is the best luck I've ever heard of, congratulations :)

All of my most comfortable jeans have been second or third hand, honestly.  There must be a few people out there built almost exactly like me who break them in perfectly first, then give them away.

Mr SLTD: What if they're infested with heroin?!?
Me: Raises eyebrow.

My DH would definitely be convinced they were full of bedbugs and used needles, no matter how well I washed them.  He might even call them "your bedbug pants". 

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« Reply #5508 on: September 19, 2018, 01:43:44 PM »
Mr SLTD: What if they're infested with heroin?!?
Me: Raises eyebrow.

That would explain the enthusiasm about them!

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« Reply #5509 on: September 19, 2018, 02:10:37 PM »
I found some jeans on the street. I took them home, washed them at 90 and tumble dried, and put them on this morning. They are the most divinely comfortable jeans I have ever owned, and just the style and colour I would have tried to buy (and have proper pockets!). People are sure to ask where I got them from. Including my husband. Help!

"They were a gift." Because they were, the universe gifted you supremely comfortable jeans.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5510 on: September 20, 2018, 12:01:29 AM »
I am now the reluctant owner of a homemade 16 piece carrot cake with cream cheese frosting because the entire homemade cake cost me 2.28 versus one slice of a grocery store version at 2.50.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5511 on: September 20, 2018, 03:37:51 AM »
I am now the reluctant owner of a homemade 16 piece carrot cake with cream cheese frosting because the entire homemade cake cost me 2.28 versus one slice of a grocery store version at 2.50.

Ooh.  Can you take it to work?  That's my usual default solution with desserts, leftover Halloween candy, etc. 

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« Reply #5512 on: September 20, 2018, 04:26:17 AM »
You can also freeze individual slices.  Enjoy that cake for a long time!

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« Reply #5513 on: September 20, 2018, 08:17:01 AM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

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« Reply #5514 on: September 20, 2018, 08:28:41 AM »
When my husband and I were young and it was just the 2 of us (and even when it was just us and little kids), almost all of our waste was recycled or composted so we regularly had less than a trash bag full of waste for the weekly trash pick-up day. We both also worked a LOT of hours are weren't home very much. We purchased a huge, double roll of trash bags from Sam's/Costco and that damn box moved with us like 4 or 5 times before we used them all.  During that time of our life we were moving yearly.

When I first realized that we had been dragging that box around for so long I figured there was no way that it lasted that long.  However, 1 bag every 1-2 weeks is only 26-52 bags a year so a double roll of like 300 or whatever it was will totally last years!  Assuming you don't use multiple trash bags every week.  Sometime in the middle of that box of trash bags I had a nephew doing a fundraiser with trash bags and my SIL was baffled when I told her I hadn't bought trash bags in years and there was no way I was going to buy this fundraiser bags just to store them for a couple years until I actually need them.

There are now 7 of us in the house and I am exhausted reminding teenagers what is recyclable and what isn't, we are at the multiple trash bags every week point and it pisses me off to be adding that much crap to the landfill!

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« Reply #5515 on: September 20, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
The previous owner of my last house left behind a gas range with a broken igniter, you had to light it with a match.  He also left behind a hilarious amount of matches (hundreds at least, possibly thousands).  We never ran out in the ~3 years we lived there.

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« Reply #5516 on: September 20, 2018, 01:29:30 PM »
The previous owner of my last house left behind a gas range with a broken igniter, you had to light it with a match.  He also left behind a hilarious amount of matches (hundreds at least, possibly thousands).  We never ran out in the ~3 years we lived there.

My greataunt lived through the Depression and WWII and was frequently hungry as a child. As a result, she always kept a lot of food in the house. When she died in 2012, I found a large glass jar in her basement with dozens of boxes of matches in it. I took the jar home and in 2018 I'm still not even halfway through it.

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« Reply #5517 on: September 20, 2018, 04:01:33 PM »
My grandmother vividly remembered the Great Depression as a child. When she was still alive, I remember interviewing her for a school project in grade-school. I asked her several questions about the Great Depression.  It really left a mark on her, and really influenced her for the rest of her life.  I wonder if the more recent financial crisis is going to have a similar effect on some folks in this generation who fell on very hard times...

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« Reply #5518 on: September 20, 2018, 07:56:20 PM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

Not exactly environmentally-friendly, but can't you just double bag your trash? We do that all the time because we use Chinese-quality trash bags.

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« Reply #5519 on: September 20, 2018, 08:43:26 PM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

Not exactly environmentally-friendly, but can't you just double bag your trash? We do that all the time because we use Chinese-quality trash bags.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5520 on: September 21, 2018, 01:33:35 AM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

Not exactly environmentally-friendly, but can't you just double bag your trash? We do that all the time because we use Chinese-quality trash bags.

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« Reply #5521 on: September 21, 2018, 03:40:52 AM »
As my bank has stopped supporting a transaction tracking system per end 2018, I am now tracking my transactions in an excel sheet. Normally this is not much work, usually a couple of transactions a week and clearly marked as electricity, insurance, etc.

Now we are back from a 4 day city trip where I payed many of the small bills, because my bank card can easily pay with a chip holding close to the machine. Now that I'm back I need to make sence of like 10 or so transactions per day. Typically, buying breakfast in a grocery shop, beers on a terrace, icecreams and other small stuff. We have behaving like typical tourists instead of being Mustachians.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5522 on: September 21, 2018, 07:04:13 AM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

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« Reply #5523 on: September 21, 2018, 01:57:35 PM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I take it they don't do direct deposit?

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« Reply #5524 on: September 22, 2018, 06:26:05 AM »
As my bank has stopped supporting a transaction tracking system per end 2018, I am now tracking my transactions in an excel sheet. Normally this is not much work, usually a couple of transactions a week and clearly marked as electricity, insurance, etc.

Now we are back from a 4 day city trip where I payed many of the small bills, because my bank card can easily pay with a chip holding close to the machine. Now that I'm back I need to make sence of like 10 or so transactions per day. Typically, buying breakfast in a grocery shop, beers on a terrace, icecreams and other small stuff. We have behaving like typical tourists instead of being Mustachians.

I'm having the opposite problem. I visited a cash-based country so my spending is clearly marked as 4 ATM visits. However I didn't track spending AT ALL so now I have no clue how much of my holiday spending was food, accomodation, transport or activity related :(.

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« Reply #5525 on: September 22, 2018, 09:13:46 AM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I know a guy who stopped cashing his checks just for fun, because he didn't need the money. The company finally came to him when they were doing the books at the end of the year and figured out where all the extra money came from.

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« Reply #5526 on: September 23, 2018, 01:34:27 AM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I know a guy who stopped cashing his checks just for fun, because he didn't need the money. The company finally came to him when they were doing the books at the end of the year and figured out where all the extra money came from.
I saw this from the other side of the fence when I was an auditor.  One client had a whole rash of uncashed cheques messing up their bank reconciliation.  It turned out that the MD's wife acted as receptionist whenever the full-time receptionist was away.  The money was peanuts to them so she could never be bothered to go and bank the cheques!

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« Reply #5527 on: September 23, 2018, 08:05:30 PM »
Having to go to the bank to cash my pay check so my boss gets off my back for not doing it sooner, ya know like right after I got the check a few weeks ago.

I take it they don't do direct deposit?

And the bank doesn't take e-deposit?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5528 on: September 25, 2018, 12:58:40 AM »
When she died in 2012, I found a large glass jar in her basement with dozens of boxes of matches in it. I took the jar home and in 2018 I'm still not even halfway through it.
I require approximately 6 matches per year: 3 for making chestnut animals, 2 for fixing drill holes, and one for lighting candles when I can’t find one of my dozens of lighters.

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« Reply #5529 on: September 25, 2018, 01:41:53 PM »
After googling KBB values and Carmax and autotrader and... FB is convinced I am in the market for a new car. At first they figured I must just need a new version of what I sold, but now they are throwing everything at me.

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« Reply #5530 on: September 25, 2018, 01:59:43 PM »
After googling KBB values and Carmax and autotrader and... FB is convinced I am in the market for a new car. At first they figured I must just need a new version of what I sold, but now they are throwing everything at me.
My favorite is when you buy something and then every ad is suddenly for it.  You just bought this thing, want ANOTHER!?

Because who can't use an extra toilet seat, car alternator, 10x10x6 dog kennel, or TV?

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« Reply #5531 on: September 25, 2018, 07:11:03 PM »
After googling KBB values and Carmax and autotrader and... FB is convinced I am in the market for a new car. At first they figured I must just need a new version of what I sold, but now they are throwing everything at me.
My favorite is when you buy something and then every ad is suddenly for it.  You just bought this thing, want ANOTHER!?

Because who can't use an extra toilet seat, car alternator, 10x10x6 dog kennel, or TV?
My favorite is right after buying a hot water tank we got a ton of adverts for hot water tanks...from the place we bought that one from.  Um, how about delay that 10 years and try then!

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« Reply #5532 on: September 25, 2018, 09:42:57 PM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

I “inherited” a roll of restaurant grade Saran Wrap from a roommate. We joked that it lasted 2 MSc & 1 PhD.


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« Reply #5533 on: September 26, 2018, 12:41:23 AM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

I “inherited” a roll of restaurant grade Saran Wrap from a roommate. We joked that it lasted 2 MSc & 1 PhD.

Our community provides many, many roles of biodegradable bags for green waste. We have gotten way more than I'll ever need. So I use them for many purposes, like the bathroom trash can and when camping. But there was a time when the quality was very bad. Two out of three bags were torn apart, just trying to carefully tear it off the roll, while in the past you could just tear them of without paying attention. I hate these newer bags. Currently they have another brand that works fine again. But I still have several of these old roles that need to be used up.

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« Reply #5534 on: September 26, 2018, 10:49:00 PM »
We are on a short trip and have rented a self -catering apartment. It doesn't have a regular coffee machines but one of those pad machines. I never used one before and when I tried coffee got everywhere except for my cup - then my boyfriend laughed at me and somehow made me a perfect cup.

The coffee tastes ok, but is really expensive (€2,50 for 8 pads) and you can only make one cup at a time so I can't fill up my thermos.

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« Reply #5535 on: September 26, 2018, 11:40:59 PM »
Had my house painted.  It cost ~2 months of average expenses so it screwed up my pretty charts.

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« Reply #5536 on: September 29, 2018, 07:40:32 AM »
It's the end of the month and I have used up my free articles at the NYTimes, WaPo, New Yorker, and every other reputable news site that restricts it's articles. There's been a lot going on this week and I only have access to free garbage news til 10/1.

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« Reply #5537 on: September 29, 2018, 07:42:36 AM »
It's the end of the month and I have used up my free articles at the NYTimes, WaPo, New Yorker, and every other reputable news site that restricts it's articles. There's been a lot going on this week and I only have access to free garbage news til 10/1.

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« Reply #5538 on: September 29, 2018, 10:12:03 AM »
I always take a thermos flask full of coffee with me when I'm travelling somewhere, but it's so good that by the time I want to drink the coffee is still boiling hot. Of course I can let it cool for a while, but having a cup of very hot coffee in your hands is not safe in a moving train or bus.

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« Reply #5539 on: September 29, 2018, 11:00:09 AM »
I always take a thermos flask full of coffee with me when I'm travelling somewhere, but it's so good that by the time I want to drink the coffee is still boiling hot. Of course I can let it cool for a while, but having a cup of very hot coffee in your hands is not safe in a moving train or bus.

Put a couple of ice cubes in the thermos when you fill it to take some heat off the coffee.

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« Reply #5540 on: September 29, 2018, 01:38:30 PM »
Not being able to commiserate with others about how they don't have enough money, even though they have a six-figure salary. How does one not have any money saved if they earn 100,000 a year and are single with no health issues, debt, or kids?!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5541 on: September 29, 2018, 01:39:25 PM »
I always take a thermos flask full of coffee with me when I'm travelling somewhere, but it's so good that by the time I want to drink the coffee is still boiling hot. Of course I can let it cool for a while, but having a cup of very hot coffee in your hands is not safe in a moving train or bus.
I have an excellent tea mug as well, I add cold water to me tea in the morning so that I can drink it before 11 am!

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« Reply #5542 on: September 30, 2018, 12:42:47 AM »
I always take a thermos flask full of coffee with me when I'm travelling somewhere, but it's so good that by the time I want to drink the coffee is still boiling hot. Of course I can let it cool for a while, but having a cup of very hot coffee in your hands is not safe in a moving train or bus.
I have an excellent tea mug as well, I add cold water to me tea in the morning so that I can drink it before 11 am!
It took me a while to realise I'd have less of a problem with this if I stopped blindly following the instructions and pre-warming the flask...Doh!

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« Reply #5543 on: September 30, 2018, 04:39:12 AM »
I always take a thermos flask full of coffee with me when I'm travelling somewhere, but it's so good that by the time I want to drink the coffee is still boiling hot. Of course I can let it cool for a while, but having a cup of very hot coffee in your hands is not safe in a moving train or bus.

Put a couple of ice cubes in the thermos when you fill it to take some heat off the coffee.

Or be even more mustachian and just wait 5-10 minutes before pouring the coffee in the thermos. Ice cubes cost energy too :D

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5544 on: September 30, 2018, 07:36:01 AM »
When we bought our house, the previous owner left us a mostly-full box of trash bags. They're thin and tear easily, but I didn't want to waste them so decided to use them anyway. But we don't go through that many trash bags, so 14 months later we're still using those trash bags, and I'm still cursing them almost every time I take out the trash. I long for the day we finally run out and I can go buy the Costco trash bags I like lol.

I “inherited” a roll of restaurant grade Saran Wrap from a roommate. We joked that it lasted 2 MSc & 1 PhD.

 One of our customers gave my wife a box of hairspray over 3 years ago, they are travel/sample bottles, 1.5 oz. When she started using them, there were about 250 bottles, she's now down to about 180. That calculates to storing that box another 8 years.

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« Reply #5545 on: September 30, 2018, 12:22:35 PM »
I always take a thermos flask full of coffee with me when I'm travelling somewhere, but it's so good that by the time I want to drink the coffee is still boiling hot. Of course I can let it cool for a while, but having a cup of very hot coffee in your hands is not safe in a moving train or bus.
I have an excellent tea mug as well, I add cold water to me tea in the morning so that I can drink it before 11 am!
It took me a while to realise I'd have less of a problem with this if I stopped blindly following the instructions and pre-warming the flask...Doh!

If that’s not enough, try precooling the flask in the fridgeor freezer

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« Reply #5546 on: September 30, 2018, 06:01:50 PM »
I'm having the opposite problem. I visited a cash-based country so my spending is clearly marked as 4 ATM visits. However I didn't track spending AT ALL so now I have no clue how much of my holiday spending was food, accomodation, transport or activity related :(.

I just got back from a cash-based country after a few weeks and I'm tallying up my spending now from the notes I took each day. We came in slightly under budget with only about $400 left, since I knew how much we spent last time. My MPP: I have a compulsive need to do this each time this so my all-time trip excel sheet will be updated and I will have the final numbers of how much we spent per person per day. I need those stats - STAT.

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« Reply #5547 on: October 01, 2018, 02:46:36 AM »
I'm having the opposite problem. I visited a cash-based country so my spending is clearly marked as 4 ATM visits. However I didn't track spending AT ALL so now I have no clue how much of my holiday spending was food, accomodation, transport or activity related :(.

I just got back from a cash-based country after a few weeks and I'm tallying up my spending now from the notes I took each day. We came in slightly under budget with only about $400 left, since I knew how much we spent last time. My MPP: I have a compulsive need to do this each time this so my all-time trip excel sheet will be updated and I will have the final numbers of how much we spent per person per day. I need those stats - STAT.

I did do this on a previous longer trip. My mom was horrified - WHY would you keep track of cost of accommodation and 2 beers if everything's just a dollar anyways? But for me on that long trip it was great to see how it played out or how I sometimes spent more/less money than intended (Eeks, I spent 50% of my daily budget on beer last night vs. Wow I've been doing so much fun stuff these days and only spent $10/day on average?!) and to better prioritize spending. However on a 3 week trip it didn't seem to relevant - but now I'm just curious. I could probably calculate it back tho as I do have some ridiculous memory-skills for money spent.

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« Reply #5548 on: October 01, 2018, 03:28:32 AM »
After googling KBB values and Carmax and autotrader and... FB is convinced I am in the market for a new car. At first they figured I must just need a new version of what I sold, but now they are throwing everything at me.
My favorite is when you buy something and then every ad is suddenly for it.  You just bought this thing, want ANOTHER!?

Because who can't use an extra toilet seat, car alternator, 10x10x6 dog kennel, or TV?
My favorite is right after buying a hot water tank we got a ton of adverts for hot water tanks...from the place we bought that one from.  Um, how about delay that 10 years and try then!

Ahh yes.. Came back from holiday, posted up some pics on FB and suddenly was getting ads for.... flights, hotels and beachside destinations...

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« Reply #5549 on: October 01, 2018, 04:24:14 AM »
It's the end of the month and I have used up my free articles at the NYTimes, WaPo, New Yorker, and every other reputable news site that restricts it's articles. There's been a lot going on this week and I only have access to free garbage news til 10/1.

There is a financial magazine that I would like to read. They have a large base of old and new articles on their website, which requires payment. I consider paying for a month or so and try to read as much as I can. Maybe saving as offline site if it is interesting.