What is the 13 Week Challenge?

What is the 13 week challenge and why am I calling this site the “Low Ryder” (other than the awesomeness of it)?  Well, I have long been known for my cheapness, but this summer will present a new challenge.  The question is “how low can we go?”  Our summer will last 13 weeks, almost to […]

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The Poop was not in the Plan

So the first hiccup was that Jeremy did not have the cash when he took Dylan to McDonald’s for the reward ice cream for pooping in the potty, so he used the card. It was three dollars. This does not seem like a big deal. Are we always supposed to have some of the cash? […]

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Cheapness Background & Philosophy

I thought I would lay the background for our cheapness just for any who might be looking for some ideas.  Here are some things about our lifestyle that help us with our cheapness and give me hope for accomplishing the goals for the summer.  If you are hoping to become cheaper, try to pick at […]

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Dear “Farmers”

To those of you “farmers” who have stumbled onto this site in search of something other than my rambling tips on how to have a cheap family summer, try leaving off the “the”. No weed seed here, sorry! But since you are here, I would be remiss not to point out that weed is probably […]

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Blog Jealousy

If you, like me, are starting a blog, do not look at other blogs. Now that I am on “display,” other blogs are like the popular girls. Maybe this all stems from and unresolved fear of looking stupid. Once, walking into middle school, I discovered my fly was down, and while covertly zipping it, I […]

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13 Weeks Update 1: Getting out the Cash

So I got out our cash today and put it in little envelopes.  I didn’t get the whole amount out since it seems silly to forgo the possible interest for the whole summer. How do you other cash spenders do the cash budget? By week? By month? Do you put away your debit and credit […]

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