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Old 02-18-2017, 07:58 PM
 
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Every day.

I would spend less frequently but I don't have a kitchen and the tiny refrigerator is useless for anything that might spoil.
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I have to ask you: what is a chicken and Waffle place? Is it all one eatery?
It's a place that serves chicken and waffles? It's a pretty popular dish consisting of, you guessed it, chicken (usually fried) and waffles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_and_waffles
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:50 PM
 
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Humm, I eat out several times a week. I go to entertainment venues several times a month. I buy gasoline twice a week. I shop online often. I shop locally often. I have regular bills that are paid when received. I have my regular Costco runs. I may stop and buy flowers for the house. I may stop and buy snacks for the office. I may make a run to the drug store for supplies when I'm not feeling well. So maybe 2 dozen or more times a week. How many times I spend money in a week means squat to me, so long as I can account for every dollar I spent And, stayed within the budget I set for myself. If I have X dollars to spend, does it really matter if I spent it all at once or in several purchases? So long as I can account for the money spent and it was within the budgeted amount, that's really all that matters for me.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:25 PM
 
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I've had to change habbits recently.

Last winter I went to town 1x every 7-10 days and was a bit of a hermit.
I joked (it wasn't a joke) that you might be a hermit if:
You saw the UPS guy, and (a week later) the next person you saw was.... the UPS guy!

Now I go to the Dr 2-3x/week, and I've had to break my habit of eating out every time I go. (Big difference between 3-4x/month and 8-12!) Snd I'm much more socially active locally.
I also hit various thrift stores every time I go.
I haven't stopped, but I do watch my spending.
Fortunately I fairly often find things I can resell to cover the entire days spending!

Today though, I had to go onto town for 1 item (having work done on the property) while I was in I got gas for my car, and filled a pair of gas cans for my truck (which rarely goes 10 miles from home.)
I however hit the grocery and spent $43 (didn't need to spend it, but it won't be wasted) in addition to the $33 on gas.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:30 PM
 
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This is a picture of the money flowing out of my wallet every day.


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Old 02-19-2017, 10:44 AM
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Humm, I eat out several times a week. I go to entertainment venues several times a month. I buy gasoline twice a week. I shop online often. I shop locally often. I have regular bills that are paid when received. I have my regular Costco runs. I may stop and buy flowers for the house. I may stop and buy snacks for the office. I may make a run to the drug store for supplies when I'm not feeling well. So maybe 2 dozen or more times a week. How many times I spend money in a week means squat to me, so long as I can account for every dollar I spent And, stayed within the budget I set for myself. If I have X dollars to spend, does it really matter if I spent it all at once or in several purchases? So long as I can account for the money spent and it was within the budgeted amount, that's really all that matters for me.
That is true. You shop a lot. I have a feeling your budget is a lot bigger than mine.

The days of sporadic spending are over. I have more control and discipline this way. I have come to realize every desire does not need to be indulged at that moment.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:50 AM
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This is a picture of the money flowing out of my wallet every day.


Lol! That used to be me.
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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I go to the store every two days and I think this saves me money the way I do things. If I try to plan too far ahead on food, I may not eat it. So, I get what I know I want to eat and things don't go to waste.

And I don't miss any sales! :-) for some reason this way I also am less prone to impulse buys. I have a short list. I get it, I get out.
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Old 02-19-2017, 06:20 PM
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I understand. That is why I shop weekly. I try to change it up weekly to keep me interested in preparing my own meals.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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I have recently starting working on managing my food and discretionary income budget. I have made great strides in reducing the amount of money I am spending on food. I went from eating out for all meals to preparing all of my meals. For the last couple of weeks, I have only spent money on food once a week. It seems to be working out well. I have decided to only allow myself to buy food on the weekend.

I have been doing the same with my discretionary income. I am so annoyed with myself for spending $2.00 on my company's lottery tickets. I could not pass it up. Imagine if we won. You never know.

I would really like to limit spending to once a week. Perhaps twice a week when I do laundry. What do you think?

How often do you spend money on a weekly basis?
Typically in a week my spending goes something like this:
Friday night, take out
Saturday/Sunday - lunch takeout
Saturday or Sunday - buy groceries for the week and get gas for my Prius ($20 per fill up usually)

By takeout meaning, fast food like Chiptole.

The rest of the times, I cook at home. I don't spend on anything else. I'm very conscious of unnecessary spending and avoid at all costs. Even if it's lottery tickets I don't feel compelled to buy it like yourself because the probability of you striking the millions is so small, it's not worth it. We're talking about 1:100m chance to get it btw, so that's why I never do it. I won't win with those chances at all. I can do better in the stock market.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:05 PM
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That is true. I never buy them on my own. I participate with the company. I do not want to be the only one who has to show up for work. LOL!
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