Category: Finance

Our Financial Journey – April 2018 Update

This will be our second monthly summary. If you want to check out the first one, you can find it here. Things look good this month, in no small part due to Mrs. BPR introducing the frugal month challenge to the household. So let’s get started. This chart shows the history of our monthly income,

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Frugal Month – Final Summary

Sipping coffee on our deck enjoying gorgeous spring weather and blogging. Good life. 🙂 What did we spend the last few days? Day 29 – $3.00 (snacks for oldest son at rugby practice) + $15.19 (2 lb bag coffee beans – very important!) Day 30 – $7.00 (Patreon- Sam Harris) + $20.00 (babysitting) Total =

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Frugal Month – Week 4 recap

What did we spend this week? Day 22 – $8.50 (camera lens cover) + $115.73 (grocery) + $26.21 (household supplies) Day 23 – $308.22 (prepay for Disney in fall) Day 24 – $80.47 (utilities – gas) + $110.39 (insurance) Day 25 – $20.66 (grocery) Day 26 – $34.54 (alcohol) + $15.00 (babysitting) Day 27 –

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Frugal Month – Week 3 recap

Onto week 3 of our frugal month challenge. What did we spend this week? Day 15 – $9.99 (online game) + $86.30 (grocery) + $27.00 (gas) + $100 (Martial Arts fee) Day 16 – $156.60 (gym membership) + $16.40 (Kansas toll fees for multiple months) + $10 (charitable donation) Day 17 – $163.65 (oil change

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Ozzie (Pawsie) gets a haircut

Ozzie, or as our youngest likes to call him, Pawsie, is our mini goldendoodle. He’s a super adorable cuddly well-behaved ball of fluff, and while he is an absolute zero shedder, the trade off is that he needs regular brushing and grooming.

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Frugal Month – Week 1 Recap

A recap of our first week, inspired by the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month: Day 1 – $99 annual credit card fee + mortgage Day 2 – $20 babysitting + $108.78 electric bill Day 3 – $91.53 groceries + $25 gas (Mr. BPR’s car) + $13.65 for mailing a package Day 4 – $29 gas (Mrs.

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What We Bought: Day 06

I spent $13.06 at Aldi today buying groceries. While I was there, I broke my cardinal rule and purchased something that was not on the list. GoGoGadgetGreta begged me to buy a bag of baby carrots. For those non-parents out there, let me offer you a pro-tip: if your 5-year-old ever asks you to buy

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What We Bought: Day 05

I gave the bartender at a charity event a tip of $1 in cash when Mrs. Butter Passing and I got a couple of drinks. And that was it for today.

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What We Bought: Day 04

Only 1 entry today. I filled up the tank Mrs. Butter Passing Robot’s 2010 Nissan Rogue (yes, that is correct, we have two 2010 Nissans – that will probably be its own post some day): $29.00.

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Food: The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

I have to go to the grocery store today. We finished off the leftovers last night. A new meal must be prepared. I despair. It’s not the shopping that I mind. I actually like going out. When we go to Costco, I can usually get the kids on board with the prospect of “food samples!”

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