BAD BAD Money Days

Posted by idawrites on February 12, 2008 in Family, PF Experiment 1 |

I’ll journal about it later, but need to get my spending log down. Experiment #1 – Friday’s spending: Me – $0 Mark – $57.46 – Gas picking up Geoff Saturday We both spent – $168.06 – Household Items and Groceries (Entertaining) Mark spent – $34.96 – items to restock the liquor cabinet I spent – $60.57 […]


Experiment #1

Posted by idawrites on February 8, 2008 in PF Experiment 1 |

I’m composing a real post for later in the day, I just wanted to get this out there now. Experiment #1 – Yesterday’s spending: Me – $0 Mark – $0 YAY US! (Of course, today’s spending will suck because it’s time for Mark to drive the 8 hour round trip and pick up his son for the […]


Experiment #1 Catch Up

Posted by idawrites on February 6, 2008 in PF Experiment 1, Spending Log |

I’ve been sick recently and haven’t felt up to blogging much. I haven’t even read the blogs that I’m addicted to! I have gotten much reading done and have soothed myself quite well with herbal tea. So, now that I’m back out of my fuzzy slippers and back into my desk at work, it’s time […]


Illness and Setbacks

Posted by idawrites on February 2, 2008 in Emergency Fund, Illness, PF Experiment 1 |

Until you really start paying attention to every penny that flows in and out of your house, you never realize how much even minor illnesses can cost you. My husband, the youngest child, and I have all been sick this week. Mark works from home, so there wasn’t any loss of income there. Our daughter […]


Surprise! Financial Windfalls

Posted by idawrites on February 1, 2008 in Budgeting, Money, PF Experiment 1, Windfalls |

Today seems to be the day to discuss Financial Windfalls on the PF blogs. Over at We’re In Debt, the King of Debt posted an interesting question: “What you would do with a windfall of $500,000?”  And over at Get Rich Slowly, JD answers a question from a reader who wants to make sure he […]


PF Experiment #1 – Starting a spending log

Posted by idawrites on January 31, 2008 in PF Experiment 1, Spending Log |

As an experiment, I’m starting a spending log. I’ve seen many folks suggest this on their own PF blogs. Yesterday, I spent: $25.01 – Gas $ 6.00 – Coffee and a cookie (PTA meeting at coffee shop) Mark spent: $101.27 – Home Depot (Repairs) $32.47 – Gas Not TOO bad. I ate breakfast at home, […]

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