Author Topic: Joining the Mustache Family  (Read 2085 times)

Meikenstache

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Joining the Mustache Family
« on: June 20, 2016, 07:18:55 AM »
Longtime lurker and finally decided to make an account. I wanted to take some time to share all of the recent improvements Mrs. Meikenstache and I have implemented over the past few months. We thought we were frugal and doing a good job but it goes to show how an honest assessment of your habits can prove to be very lucrative.

- Tightened up the budgets and cut excessive spending with the Mint app. (member since July 2015) Also, set a weekly date to review our transactions on Mint and see if we are on target for the month.
- Started to combine errands to limit driving
- Started using all of the food already in our fridge and pantry to make meals instead of buying more. Dinner last night was brown rice, with chickpeas, eggplant and asparagus.
- Ran a cost-benefit analysis on our existing phone plan
- In the process of considering moving in town to a more bike-friendly area and closer to work. I'm currently in the middle of changing jobs so I don't want to move just yet.
- Acquired 2 bikes at no cost through family and have started tinkering with them as issues arise.
- Renegotiated our cable/internet subscription
- Obtained a library card and have read 3 books in the past few months and looking to fill more free time with reading as opposed to watching sports/consumer television.
- Mrs. Meikenstache made 75% of the decorations for our daughters 1st birthday party and is now reselling it all online for a profit.

Looking forward to adding to this list and continuing the Mustachian lifestyle! Thanks for all of the ideas and input!

Spitfire

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Re: Joining the Mustache Family
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 08:16:41 AM »
Sounds like a great start to me! Keep it going, and welcome to the forum!

21runner

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Re: Joining the Mustache Family
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 09:06:26 AM »
Welcome! I'm working on the same thing as you, trying to make sure that I eat everything in the fridge before going to the store so that I don't waste anything. Good luck!

amyj05

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Re: Joining the Mustache Family
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 04:46:02 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you're definitely headed in the right direction! Keep up the good work!

SoccerLounge

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Re: Joining the Mustache Family
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 03:49:56 PM »
Welcome! Although your post title made me thing you were moving to Longmont to shack up with MMM and Mrs MM :D

gggggg

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Re: Joining the Mustache Family
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 06:31:46 PM »
Good job! I would use that library reading time to read a hand full of personal finance and investing books.

MrsTuxedocat

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Re: Joining the Mustache Family
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 12:07:51 AM »
Welcome and congratulations on all those cost saving measures. Small things really do add up.