Tag Archives | Budget

No more cushion

So this isn’t exactly an subtraction and numbers update in the sense that the Sunday night posts have been because I had to revamp the whole durn thing today.  We are pretty much down to the wire and are supposed to go on vacation on Friday.  The long and the short of it is this. […]

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The Halfway Point Update and Revisions

We’ve reached those hazy, lazy, crazy days of summertime and ACKK, now we are halfway through “The Thirteen Weeks of Summer“. 6.5 weeks down and 6.5 to go. Several things have happened. To summarize. 1. I fell off the cash wagon this week. (Wow, how I wish there actually was something called “the cashwagon”.) It […]

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Making Your Budget Skinny

If you are an accountant or some budget guru, stop reading now! This is budgeting for English majors–or people like that, which means that it is very simple and non-mathy.  This is a good exercise for you if you have really never gotten a handle on where your money goes.  I’m just sharing what I […]

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Week 3 Update: The Pepper Pickle

So I guess we all knew that the time would come when I would be over budget. I was just hoping that it wouldn’t be Week 3. There was a FIASCO this week from which I have still not recovered . Here’s the story.  Skip to the bottom if you just want the numbers. Saturday […]

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Week 1: It is gone. Where did it escargot?

A few people have told me that they found the cash system “freeing.”  I’m waiting for that feeling.  Friday I did our shopping and then wrapped it up at the Farmer’s Market yesterday morning.  So here’s the general breakdown of where this week’s $140 went.  It certainly did go pretty quickly. 140 -20 (gas for […]

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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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