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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12050 on: October 19, 2018, 09:28:07 PM »
-Met my husband for a free lunch at work,& lunch was fabulous
-Made a great pilaf, using celery that had been the fridge for a while. Bulked up the pilaf by adding extra carrots, and doubling the recipe for leftovers
-Used $14 of Rite Aid credit to buy an OTC medicine

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« Reply #12051 on: October 20, 2018, 06:26:32 AM »
I'll be leaving shortly to go pick up a couple of free trees to plant in the yard.  I'm hoping to bring home a couple of Pawpaw trees (that's a fruit native to the southeastern US) and a couple of Magnolia trees. 

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« Reply #12052 on: October 20, 2018, 10:05:35 AM »
I harpuned 2 fish and DH one fish. Together free protein ingredients for two meals.

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« Reply #12053 on: October 20, 2018, 11:11:42 AM »
I bought some vegetables that were very cheap because they need to be eaten very quickly. I will stir fry them today and freeze them with rice so we have some quick healthy meals in the freezer.

I'm also doing some mending today and I still haven't turned on the heating. It's quite warm for October during the day, but the evenings get pretty chilly. I'd like to hold off until 1 November but I'm not sure if I can. Our normal target date is no heating before 1 October so we're doing better than ever anyway.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12054 on: October 20, 2018, 12:58:18 PM »
Set my dryer to "winter mode", where I run the exhaust pipe up the wall and out a vent to put the heat and humidity into the house.  I dry about 40% of the clothes that go through the washer. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12055 on: October 20, 2018, 02:30:26 PM »
- having a "no spend" weekend, staying home and focusing on cleaning and resting
- also, doing an inventory of my chest freezer, to plan meals around all of the food I've been stocking up over the summer

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« Reply #12056 on: October 20, 2018, 02:38:07 PM »
Set my dryer to "winter mode", where I run the exhaust pipe up the wall and out a vent to put the heat and humidity into the house.  I dry about 40% of the clothes that go through the washer.

May I ask how you keep from blowing lint all over everything?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12057 on: October 20, 2018, 03:35:35 PM »
Set my dryer to "winter mode", where I run the exhaust pipe up the wall and out a vent to put the heat and humidity into the house.  I dry about 40% of the clothes that go through the washer.

May I ask how you keep from blowing lint all over everything?

This isn't exactly the same model I have, but similar to this.  The screen is easily removed and picked clean like a regular washer's lint screen.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Deflect-o-Extra-Heat-Dryer-Heat-Diverter-EX12/100167911

Some versions also vent through water that you replace very so often. 


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« Reply #12058 on: October 20, 2018, 04:15:58 PM »
I harpuned 2 fish and DH one fish. Together free protein ingredients for two meals.

Pretty sure you win!

-Made a menu plan & (mostly) shopped from the list. I've also acknowledged that our 11 & 12 year olds are eating way more, and given our schedules (I cook only on weekends, & we eat leftovers during the work week), we're running out earlier in the week. We've pretty much exhausted all freezer options, so today I bought a few convenience foods that can be pulled out to round out leftovers or other dinners: ravioli, potstickers, empanadas, baked chicken, etc.
-Drove our electric car all over for errands. Will charge for free on Monday
-Went through the kids closets & found a few things they've overgrown that I can sell

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« Reply #12059 on: October 20, 2018, 06:37:00 PM »
After finishing the ďCastle RockĒ TV series, I wanted to read some of Stephen Kingís work (Iím a fan, but itís been a few years). Our local library branch isnít super well stocked, so I was pleasantly surprised to find three full shelves of his novels. I havenít read Dolores Claiborne since high school (~25 years). Iím excited to reread it this week and didnít have to pay a cent for the privilege.

The library branch also has several seasons of ďSuitsĒ on DVD. Iíll have to place a hold on Season 1. Iíve been wanting to watch that show for a while.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12060 on: October 21, 2018, 09:15:11 AM »
- Cut down some pesky bushes with a tree saw rather than hiring someone to do so. My first time using a tree saw! Felt very Mustachian throughout.

- Made arrangements with a lady from our mosque to pick up large load of fabric and household goods she received in her motherís downsizing. Will sort through this afternoon and share with another mosque member plus some refugee families. 

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« Reply #12061 on: October 21, 2018, 12:14:06 PM »
Somehow, all food related.

-Prepped four batches of taco meat for the freezer. Bonus points for running out of taco seasoning, & making more from various spices around the house
-Shredded a brick of romano cheese, for the freezer. We freeze in ziplock size portions & take out when we're running low.
-The kids made us a cake for our anniversary yesterday, and we ran out of powdered sugar. Made more in the blender.
-Froze leftovers from last night's dinner. Will make at least 4 dinner's worth. It was also delicious!
-Rather than going out for dinner for our anniversary, the kids opted to make us a cake (absolutely amazing - from scratch!) & we opened a bottle of nice champagne & made dinner together. It was one of my favorite anniversaries ever. Lots of laughing with the cake creation.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12062 on: October 21, 2018, 12:32:22 PM »
Went for a walk with two friends instead of going out for a drink. Money saved + an hour of ourside air and 'exercise'.

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« Reply #12063 on: October 21, 2018, 02:28:22 PM »
Reading online, sci-fi - amazon freebie book - fun read

Batch cooked soup - came out fabulous. Freshly chopped leeks, fresh carrots, potatoes and a can of creamed corn, added some fried bacon pieces for flavor.
Simmered a batch of sliced apples - to go with oatmeal in the morning, for dessert with ice cream and for apple pancakes. Mr. R. helped with my little apple cutting tool since I don't have enough strength to use it anymore - I hate that, but it was nice to hang out in the kitchen together.
Fixed country style ribs yesterday, to eat with fresh steamed corn on the cob and maybe some of those apples later today.
Mr. R. will have plenty of good stuff for lunches this week and less cooking this week for me.

Line dried yesterday and today.
Found a coupon for my eye drops online $3.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12064 on: October 21, 2018, 02:39:30 PM »
* went through a cookbook on loan from the library and copied out a few recipes by hand rather than making copies
* line dried one laundry load
* told my daughter that I am not buying any new Halloween costumes, she can chose one from the outfits we still have from the last years

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« Reply #12065 on: October 21, 2018, 09:07:41 PM »
* Saved pretty fabric ribbons that came with some new pillows for guests. I'll use them for gift wrap at the holidays.

* Tangerine harvest

* Put some used cardboard moving boxes on the sideyard as the first layer of a lasagna mulch

* Accepted a gently used boys' bike from a mom friend--her son has grown out of it and my son will move up to it shortly.

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« Reply #12066 on: October 21, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
Bought a few bottles of black dye and dyed my work pants.  They are in decent condition just faded.  This will easily get me another year without buying new ones.  Only draw back is my hand now has a black cast to it from making sure the fabric was all under water.  Next time Iíll make sure I have an old paint stick on hand for that.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12067 on: October 22, 2018, 02:03:53 AM »
Walked to work and will walk back in the afternoon.

Tomorrow I will borrow the free hanger at work to take home and collect some large garbage stuff at home. The day after I will drive it to the free community garbage point, on my way to work. A few kms extra driving, but not enormous.
Nice to have access to a free hanger that doesn't need to be stored at your house.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12068 on: October 22, 2018, 06:28:07 AM »
I cancelled my Dollar Shave Club subscription.  We probably have 30 cartridges that have never been used and when we finally work through those, I'll just order some more from Amazon.

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« Reply #12069 on: October 22, 2018, 06:57:00 AM »
Prepped my big dollar tree pitcher of cold brew Aldi espresso before work to fuel me this week.

I throw it into a mesh tube, slide a nut milk bag over the open end, pour water over it, let it brew for about 24-48 hrs and then I have a whole pitcher of very strong, not bitter, cheap coffee (I use espresso- cafť bustelo) for the week.

I finished my last pitcher yesterday, was too dang lazy to make a new one yesterday, but drank my last cup this morning... sooo... I had to take the 7 minutes or whatever (oh the humanity! Lol) to make a new pitcher this morning before work.

I really didn't want to do it, but hey... it's done!  And sitting in my fridge brewing for me to have tomorrow. 
YUM.

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« Reply #12070 on: October 22, 2018, 09:46:21 AM »
I helped a friend clear out her motherís house yesterday, and came away with some items we had been needing but were too Mustachian to buy. Specifically, we had been using indoor folding chairs on the front porch because we didnít have any free/thrifted chairs. We got two platstic chairs from the lady. Further, I had been vaguely planning to make a clothespin bag to hang on the line, and also a cutlery roll to carry with us when eating out, and both of these things were included! Finally, I got some supplies for my textile hobby which saved me a few hundred bucks.

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« Reply #12071 on: October 22, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »
I need to buy a textbook that costs Ä36 new. I'm a  tax law student so it's often difficult to find used books, as there are new editions every year. But this particular book I've found second hand for Ä28 incl shipping, and it's completely new, still in plastic.

Not massive savings, but still, Ä8 less for exactly the same item is a good deal.

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« Reply #12072 on: October 22, 2018, 11:12:27 PM »
I'm taking a few months off to sort out some health issues after losing my job this summer, and I realized last week that my income will (barring any big surprises) be low enough to contribute to an IRA (and get the deduction) in addition to the 401k contributions I had earlier in the year. So today I moved $5500 from my taxable savings to the IRA. It's possible I'll end up getting the saver's credit as well with this additional contribution, but it's hard to say with the new tax system exactly where I'll end up there. Four figures worth of tax savings!

Also didn't spend any money yesterday or today, and did a bunch of batch cooking with on-sale chicken and a big pile of healthy vegetables. Now I have healthy food for the week and no temptation to eat out or order in.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12073 on: October 23, 2018, 03:44:49 AM »
Resisted buying coffee when walking to work this morning.

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« Reply #12074 on: October 23, 2018, 06:08:20 AM »
Resisted buying coffee when walking to work this morning.

You've mentioned this before I think? Don't you have nice coffee at home to take with you, or don't you have time to make fresh coffee in morning?

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« Reply #12075 on: October 23, 2018, 06:46:57 AM »
Resisted buying coffee when walking to work this morning.

You've mentioned this before I think? Don't you have nice coffee at home to take with you, or don't you have time to make fresh coffee in morning?

Yes, normally I do make my own but this morning I went to work earlier than normal so didn't have a lot of time and got tempted. This happens occasionally :). I'm also out of nice coffee actually so that doesn't help either (haven't been making any on most days tbh).

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« Reply #12076 on: October 23, 2018, 09:06:09 AM »
Nice work @Dollar Slice ! That's a big tax savings

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« Reply #12077 on: October 23, 2018, 09:52:54 AM »
@Hirondelle I don't know how it works exactly, but I know a friend of mine gets up at 5.30 and has a coffee machine with a timer. He sets the timer at the same time as his alarm in the morning and by the time he's washed and dressed there's fresh coffee for breakfast and to go.

I only get coffee from AH a few times a year when I take very long train trips (to your city, for example). I try to make sure I don't have enough time in the morning to visit a shop at the station, because the smells from the shops are always tempting.

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« Reply #12078 on: October 23, 2018, 10:05:58 AM »
I second the "set the time" recommendation for the coffee maker. But maybe you use K-cups or a manual pour-over method?

Small savings - I just got credited $5 for changing to online statement instead of mail. Yeah, well, I'm old school, but I think this was the last one.

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« Reply #12079 on: October 23, 2018, 10:45:33 AM »
I didn't realize how much I liked my programmable coffee maker until it got packed into a box of kitchen stuff that has gone missing.  I have a manual one now that I have hooked up to a smart switch.  I can have it on a timer for the weekdays or I can ask Alexa to start making it on the weekends.  More importantly, it is programmed to turn off after a couple of hours in case I forget.

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« Reply #12080 on: October 23, 2018, 01:16:49 PM »
I use a reusable cup in my free, hand me down Keurig and use coffee purchased at Sam's Club in it.  I love it compared to a "traditional" pot since it's just me who usually drinks it.

@Dollar Slice , I hope things work out for you health wise.

Lately:
~Used our $12.28 Savings Catcher this morning at Wal Mart.  I also used 2 paper coupons totaling $3.25

~Returned some past it's best by date (by 3 weeks!) lamb I just purchased last week to the grocery store for a $10+ refund.  Got a free Friday download candy bar while there.  Have been craving chocolate, and this saved me about $1.

~Continuing to use up leftovers to save on food waste.  My lunch just consisted of leftover beef sausage, the last homemade flax seed muffin, and a few slices of pepperoni.

~DH and I will propose to my family we don't do Christmas stocking stuffers this year.  He is still so over "stuff" after last year's move, and I have been focusing on ridding of "stuff" from our home, so why add more?

~According to my spreadsheet, I've saved nearly $1,000 by shopping sale items, and using paper and e-coupons so far this year.

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« Reply #12081 on: October 23, 2018, 03:44:59 PM »
@MaybeBabyMustache , I warm them up in the microwave.  True, the tortilla chips are a little soggy by the next day, but yay no food waste!
Toaster oven or regular oven for 5 minutes. Its also the way to crisp up stale chips. 5 minutes in the oven, back to being delicious. Ditto with fries, pretty much anything soggy in the microwave just needs a few minutes in the oven.

I purchased 10 taco kits (3 weeks back) at $0.49 apiece for the spice inside, regular price of the spice is $0.99. They were on clearance because the torillas get stale...unless you know how to refresh them.
https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/freshen-stale-tortilla-chips-recipes-article

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« Reply #12082 on: October 23, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »
Convinced my wife we should both catch the train to work, since she is one stop further down the line than I am.  We really enjoyed chatting, reading, and she did a little work.  We brought our coffee's from home.  It felt a little like we weren't really going to work, but were on a picnic.

I will spoil her with a hot tea in the keep-cups on the way home tonight.

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« Reply #12083 on: October 23, 2018, 05:13:09 PM »
DH had three food shows in the last couple weeks for work all with low turnout, probably due to hurricanes.  He never knows in advance what the turnout will be so didn't lower food amounts.  Most of the other vendors will throw food away, but he always brings it home so we have had tons of prepared food in the fridge and freezer lately - lots of salad fixings, sloppy joes, mini meatloaves, jerk pork, buffalo chicken, pimento cheese.  I'm on a mission to use it all up quickly so lots of dinners lately for under $1.  Today was chili made from sloppy joe mix, tomatoes, pinto beans and an onion served with salad.  Less than $1 for the onion; tomatoes and pinto beans were coupon freebies. I'm spending maybe $25-$30 a week on produce and other necessities, not sure how long I can keep it up, but I'll take it. 

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« Reply #12084 on: October 23, 2018, 08:17:12 PM »
Thanks for the nacho tips. YUM!

We did the normal free lunches at work, leftovers for dinner thing. I also received a Costco recall for an item we had, and we got $50+ back. Wow!

When I was putting some oven mitts that don't fit me into our donation bin, I noticed my husband had added a hoodie that had shrunk. It was too small for him, but fits me perfectly. I'm thrilled. I've been looking for a good "around the house" hoodie as the temperatures drop. No need to buy one!

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« Reply #12085 on: October 24, 2018, 12:13:46 AM »
I have two (thrifted) crockpots going at once—one turning a roast chicken carcass into bone broth and one preparing overnight groats with chia seeds.

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« Reply #12086 on: October 24, 2018, 01:14:32 AM »
@Hirondelle I don't know how it works exactly, but I know a friend of mine gets up at 5.30 and has a coffee machine with a timer. He sets the timer at the same time as his alarm in the morning and by the time he's washed and dressed there's fresh coffee for breakfast and to go.

I only get coffee from AH a few times a year when I take very long train trips (to your city, for example). I try to make sure I don't have enough time in the morning to visit a shop at the station, because the smells from the shops are always tempting.

You actually motivated me to get to my not-so-good coffee (it was a gift of a friend) and find a way to make it more bearable! I don't have/use a coffee machine but I usually drink Vietnamese iced coffee and make it the 'original' way.

I have the same weakness with with the station coffee, especially if I have to wait on a cold station for the next train. When I visit my parents (2.5h train ride, once a month) I usually allow myself to spend the 1 euro to buy a AH coffee. The coffees bought occasionally on the way to work are btw also AH ones (I walk to work and pass one on the way) so they're not that much of a budget-burden ;).

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« Reply #12087 on: October 24, 2018, 01:55:01 AM »
@Hirondelle I don't know how it works exactly, but I know a friend of mine gets up at 5.30 and has a coffee machine with a timer. He sets the timer at the same time as his alarm in the morning and by the time he's washed and dressed there's fresh coffee for breakfast and to go.

I only get coffee from AH a few times a year when I take very long train trips (to your city, for example). I try to make sure I don't have enough time in the morning to visit a shop at the station, because the smells from the shops are always tempting.

You actually motivated me to get to my not-so-good coffee (it was a gift of a friend) and find a way to make it more bearable! I don't have/use a coffee machine but I usually drink Vietnamese iced coffee and make it the 'original' way.

I have the same weakness with with the station coffee, especially if I have to wait on a cold station for the next train. When I visit my parents (2.5h train ride, once a month) I usually allow myself to spend the 1 euro to buy a AH coffee. The coffees bought occasionally on the way to work are btw also AH ones (I walk to work and pass one on the way) so they're not that much of a budget-burden ;).

On a train your can bring coffee in a thermo bottle.

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« Reply #12088 on: October 24, 2018, 07:36:40 AM »
Recently I have stopped buying cream of mushroom soup as a sauce.  So many frugal home-cooked "Mom" recipes require that pantry staple for casseroles and such.  The price of this item has really gone up and it is easily $1.58 on the grocery shelf and closer to $1 per can at Costco. 

On a whim I decided to make my own with a simple white sauce and reconstituted mushrooms.  When I buy Costco mushrooms I usually can't finish the whole package fresh and end up slicing them and dehydrating them so there is lots on hand, they don't suffer much flavor and texture when used in cooking (and compared to canned they are a delight).  I have Costco cheap half-and-half on hand for my morning coffee all the time anyway.

Simple recipe:
Place a big handful of dried mushrooms in a cup of hot tap water; they will reconstitute in about 3 minutes. While doing so, melt 1/3c butter in a sauce pan on medium heat.  Add 1/4c flour and stir to cook out the raw flour flavor, then add a splash of half-and-half and whisk till smooth.  Continue to add more half-and-half slowly till the mixture looks like a condensed soup, which will happen quickly as the sauce boils.  Pull from the heat and add the mushrooms, reserving the liquid for now.  As needed you can add the mushroom liquid to loosen the sauce further from this point.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  All of the ingredients can be adjusted easily by volume and depending on your preferences, it is hard to screw this up as long as you don't scorch it.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  This works perfectly as a substitute for good old cream-o-mush, plus it has the benefits in that I know exactly what is in it. 

The cost is just pennies with the butter being the most expensive item at about 40 cents. All in, the cost is maybe 50 cents for a volume of what would be 2 cans of the condensed soup, saving about $2.50 and providing a wholesome, non-processed food. 

I may buy a bunch of the actual soup again for the bunker if the price gets down to 59 cents a can on some loss-leader Thanksgiving sale but otherwise I don't see myself ever worrying about having it around for weekday meals.     

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« Reply #12089 on: October 24, 2018, 01:08:13 PM »
@MissNancyPryor - if you have dried mushrooms on hand that you're re-constituting, the broth from that makes the VERY BEST risotto base. SO flavorful.

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« Reply #12090 on: October 24, 2018, 06:55:25 PM »
Yes, good call!  They are so handy for things like that and stroganoffs.  They keep forever in a mason jar. 

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« Reply #12091 on: October 26, 2018, 06:24:09 PM »
The pump on my conditioner and DH's lotion were no longer bringing up product. (DHs for awhile, he's been working to get it out manually to not waste it.) Instead of rinsing them and recycling the bottles I turned them over in Tupperware. I got a full half cup of conditioner and almost a quarter cup of lotion


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« Reply #12092 on: October 26, 2018, 09:37:17 PM »
Iíve been having trouble resisting an afternoon cup of coffee near work lately. Thereís nothing like it when I am struggling through the post lunch slump. I brought tea to make at work, and it just wasnít the same.

Well, this week I decided to try out instant coffee. BINGO. Itís not as good as the local coffee shop, but itís good enough that laziness wins and Iím just glad I donít have to leave the building!! Time and money saved.

It was an interesting lesson in willpower. Just telling myself no wasnít working. I had to find the right alternative that will actually be sustainable for me.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12093 on: October 26, 2018, 09:40:55 PM »
I skipped lunch because I was in a meeting and forgot about eating. One less meal eating out and it helps me lose weight.

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« Reply #12094 on: October 27, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »
I spent my day off yesterday cooking.  I made seven dinners and a couple of days worth of work lunches in the freezer plus have two meals ready for the crockpot for today and tomorrow.  We've got a busy weekend and knowing that dinner will be ready when we get home will ward off the urge to  just hit the drive through on the way home.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12095 on: October 27, 2018, 11:01:43 AM »
I looked for recipes to use up my squash and found one for some soup I could make with only ingredients I had on hand. It turned out good and only cost about 75Ę per serving.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12096 on: October 27, 2018, 11:14:54 AM »
I sold some winter gloves I wasn't using and made $60!

I resisted going to the thrift store to shop for clothes I didn't really need.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12097 on: October 28, 2018, 01:38:50 AM »
My wife turned older bananas into banana bread. Yum.

Walked to the shops today.

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« Reply #12098 on: October 28, 2018, 02:13:10 AM »
My wife turned older bananas into banana bread. Yum.


That's exactly what I'm going to do now. Another benefit is that it's a little bit cold indoors this morning, but not cold enough to turn on the heating. The oven will warm up the house.

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« Reply #12099 on: October 28, 2018, 02:56:49 AM »
I'm cooking Indian style dark chick peas in the pressure cooker that a foreign friend gave me when she moved back to her home country.  We're also eating our way through a huge bag of delicious apples that we got for free from a friend in the countryside.  Will probably make apple crumble latter on with the kids.