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Old 01-27-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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I can no longer stand the cold. I used to be able to keep the heat LOW. And I can still turn it OFF while I sleep, but now I get cold at 68 even with a hat on and warm clothes and warm fuzzy socks! It feels sinful to keep it at 70, but I do. With this mild winter second year in a row it's not hurting me much.

And in the summer, forget it. I have never been able to tolerate heat. I waste a LOT on A/C. In Texas, the humidity makes you feel hot even when the inside temp tells you it's a temp you like. I can't cope! I crank that sucker down.
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I waste money keeping the house at a comfortable temperature too. I hurt when it's cold and I get grouchy when it's hot. My kids have guinea pigs, birds and an aquarium, all of which do better with the temperature not too cold and not too warm, so I use the pets as an excuse.
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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I waste money keeping the house at a comfortable temperature too. I hurt when it's cold and I get grouchy when it's hot. My kids have guinea pigs, birds and an aquarium, all of which do better with the temperature not too cold and not too warm, so I use the pets as an excuse.
I don't think it's a waste of money to be comfortable in our own homes. I refuse to skimp on heat or a/c I'll cut back in other areas but not with that.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Western Canada
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I definitely need to learn to budget better for food as my grocery bill is always higher than it should be. I don't really cook so end up buying a lot of prepared food.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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I don't think it's a waste of money to be comfortable in our own homes. I refuse to skimp on heat or a/c I'll cut back in other areas but not with that.
To the truly frugal any penny above need is a waste. My Dad's house growing up it was probably at 65? The minimum temp for county jails! Oh and the summer. OMG. 83

He won't throw away a garbage bag until it is completely full. I try and do that also, but sometimes I want all the trash out and it's worth however many pennies it is to waste half a bag.

All of these little things add up ...... that's how the truly frugal think of it and it's true
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:06 PM
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Food is biggest problem but I am working on it.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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i tripped my budget this month on eating out expenses. And the month isn't even over yet!

I also tried to keep my heater off, but i got two colds back-to-back so i decided to leave the thermo at 66 when im home.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:57 PM
 
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i tripped my budget this month on eating out expenses. And the month isn't even over yet!

I also tried to keep my heater off, but i got two colds back-to-back so i decided to leave the thermo at 66 when im home.
I only have it off at night - I can't even tell under the covers. 66 is impressive. I'd need to get layers like 'Cuddle Duds' to do that.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't think it is a waste of money. I spend a lot of money on my dogs. It's well worth every penny.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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FOOD.


Eating out, snacks, groceries, grabbing lunches from the work cafeteria...I'm way over my budget for the month of January. I mean WAY over it.


I don't overspend in many other areas so eating what I want when I want out of convenience on a frequent basis is my weakness. A very expensive weakness. I went grocery shopping yesterday and will finish that up today so I can meal plan and cook. I also loaded up on some more food containers via Amazon using a gift card. I have to do more planning ahead and cooking or this will always be an issue.
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