07

May

Day 99: xoJane.com

IT’S FINALLY OVER, AND THIS IS WHAT I’VE LEARNED

I’ve learned that tracking expenses in an Excel spreadsheet makes my OCD flare, making lemonade out of lemons that are about to expire is not for the weary, and my life is not a laboratory experiment that I want to exact rules on.

28

Apr

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde

19

Apr

Day 92: xoJane.com

WEEK THIRTEEN: SEVEN DAYS OF FUN & FREE ACTIVITIES

I challenged myself to do at least one “Fun & Free” activity every day this week to bust my slump – like a challenge within a challenge.

12

Apr

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.
Dave Ramsey

05

Apr

Day 85: xoJane.com

WEEK TWELVE: IN WHICH DOLLAR STORE SPEED DATING HAPPENS

If there is one person that truly gets the shaft on this experiment, it’s my boyfriend.

The Best Things in Life Are Free: #11

The Best Things in Life Are Free: #11

20

Mar

Day 78: xoJane.com

WEEK ELEVEN: A DOLLAR-STORE RECIPE BONANZA!

What do you eat when you’re trying to shop exclusively at the dollar store? You’re about to find out.

06

Mar

The 99 Cent Chef: Taking the haute out of cuisine

Cool site for 99¢ Store-inspired recipes and foodie cheapskate tips.

02

Mar

How a Family of Four Manages to Live Well on Just $14,000 Per Year

The woman who runs this household is a professional. Steal her frugality tips and save A LOT of money.

01

Mar

By the Numbers: Day 99

Total Spent at the 99¢ Store:

$7.63

For What?

Food

Per Day Average: 

$7.63

Additional Discretionary Expense: 

$0

Total Discretionary Per Day Average: 

$7.63