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    I forgot my refillable water bottle at home so had to stop on my way to work for a $1.67 bottled water - ugh. Every 5 or 6 months I do this (forget my refillable water bottle).

    Enough is enough. I have a cheap plastic covered water cup that I received as a promotional freebie. I don't use it very often because I don't like it very much. I just now stuck it in my purse to take to work tomorrow. I'll store it in my locker to use on the days that I forget my refillable water bottle.

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    Our leaf blower broke (again!) bought a new one for $129. I swear every other year ours breaks and we need a new one. I'm so tired of the crap they make now a days!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scfr View Post
      Every 5 or 6 months I ... (forget my refillable water bottle).
      O. M. G. !!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Thrif-t View Post
        Our leaf blower broke (again!) bought a new one for $129. I swear every other year ours breaks and we need a new one. I'm so tired of the crap they make now a days!
        Ugh. That stinks.

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        • #5
          Sep 26 - Sep 28, Las Vegas trip came home with $200 less than I took there. Oct 6 - Oct 9, upcoming Las Vegas trip, hope to post in the "post your win" thread.

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          • #6
            Ugh, had to have some repairs done to my DH's car to the tune of $700 this weekend.

            Seem's like we have been bleeding money since August everything that can break has! I hate to see my emergency fund go down and down. Hope we can start to build it back up.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
              Sep 26 - Sep 28, Las Vegas trip came home with $200 less than I took there.
              Is that a loss, or is it $200 worth of fun?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Thrif-t View Post
                I hate to see my emergency fund go down and down.
                One point of view is that the purpose of money is to be spent, and that the purpose of the e-fund is to spend it on the kind of things you're spending it on.

                So take heart that you have an e-fund!!

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                • #9
                  More losses today kinda.

                  I shop at WalMart, don't particularly care for it but I go there with all my ads and price match all the loss leaders from everywhere else. This saves me a bunch of time and money so I shop WalMart. Well today my cashier pointed to the sign posted, PRICE MATCH ENDS 10/16/17 dang it!

                  Oh and then Giant Eagle changed their fuel perks program, used to be anytime you scanned your grocery card at the pump you got 3 cents off the listed price per gallon. No longer. Now your gas purchases along with food purchases add up to rewards where you can get so much off a tank a gas or your food bill depending on your spendings. We liked the 3 cents off better because we have 5 drivers and we all took advantage of that for fill ups, whereas so much off per gallon will only be for one car.

                  And another and this one hurts. Filled out the Fafsa today for my college kids and our EFC was $900 too much to qualify for some pell grant money.

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                  • #10
                    We had a family party this weekend and my daughter's bed collapsed when all the cousins sat on it. The wood frame is broken beyond repair and it is a weird pecan-like stain that would be extremely hard to match. My husband says just buy a new suite of furniture. I say either buy a plain steel frame, or since she wants a queen bed instead of full, swap the guest room furniture with her bedroom furniture and call it a day. I'm pretty sure I'm going to wake up to new bedroom furniture in her room pretty soon.

                    Also, I found out that we still owe my in-laws $10,000 for a coin collection my husband said he would buy and just hasn't paid them. I thought we handled this a long time ago. I'm ready to tear my hair out. Every single time I think we have all the money problems behind us and we are finally pulling ahead, something he does pops up. Every Single Time. So that is $10,000 out of our savings toward a new house. I said to give them $5,000 now for 1/2 of the collection, including all that he doesn't want to keep, and sell what he doesn't want. Then include the proceeds when we pay the other $,000. Plus, they have been keeping the coins in a safe deposit box for years, and I feel we should reimburse them for that, too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by msomnipotent View Post
                      Also, I found out that we still owe my in-laws $10,000 for a coin collection my husband said he would buy and just hasn't paid them. I thought we handled this a long time ago. I'm ready to tear my hair out.
                      And all this time, the one who he "bought" the coins from is thinking bad things about him.

                      Business dealings with family sure can cause problems...

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                      • #12
                        Not a major loss, but brought home some yarn that I thought was really good stuff...it isn't and is a pain to work with. It was donated to our church and I think I spent more time trying to work with it than it was really worth. So, I wound up buying some yarn (at a thrift store and like new) to make up for it. But a loss nonetheless since I had to have the yarn for a project.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Thrif-t View Post
                          More losses today kinda.

                          I shop at WalMart, don't particularly care for it but I go there with all my ads and price match all the loss leaders from everywhere else. This saves me a bunch of time and money so I shop WalMart. Well today my cashier pointed to the sign posted, PRICE MATCH ENDS 10/16/17 dang it!

                          Oh and then Giant Eagle changed their fuel perks program, used to be anytime you scanned your grocery card at the pump you got 3 cents off the listed price per gallon. No longer. Now your gas purchases along with food purchases add up to rewards where you can get so much off a tank a gas or your food bill depending on your spendings. We liked the 3 cents off better because we have 5 drivers and we all took advantage of that for fill ups, whereas so much off per gallon will only be for one car.

                          And another and this one hurts. Filled out the Fafsa today for my college kids and our EFC was $900 too much to qualify for some pell grant money.
                          Our WM ended the price match earlier than that. Since my son helps me get groceries and run errands when we are at GE all the purchases go on his card. I don't earn much since I am rarely at GE without him. I used to get some good deals, however now that we don't get the Sunday paper supplements for coupons and I don't have the energy to go through all the coupon sites on line. I do try to keep up with CVS sales though.
                          Gailete
                          http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nutria View Post
                            And all this time, the one who he "bought" the coins from is thinking bad things about him.

                            Business dealings with family sure can cause problems...
                            It gets better. I had him call his parents in front of me to try to make payment arrangements and it turns out that it is more like $20,000 and not $10,000. Now he is saying that he never told me $10,000, but he just said it 2 days ago. And he wants to re-evaluate the collection and pay what they are worth now. I say pay what they agreed to. There is a good chance that silver was worth more then than it is now and is he really going to make his parents lose money? I have a feeling he thinks the collection is worth more now and we should pay the difference, but we just don't have that kind of money right now. But he loves to complicate things.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by msomnipotent View Post
                              It gets better. I had him call his parents in front of me to try to make payment arrangements and it turns out that it is more like $20,000 and not $10,000. Now he is saying that he never told me $10,000, but he just said it 2 days ago. And he wants to re-evaluate the collection and pay what they are worth now. I say pay what they agreed to. There is a good chance that silver was worth more then than it is now and is he really going to make his parents lose money? I have a feeling he thinks the collection is worth more now and we should pay the difference, but we just don't have that kind of money right now. But he loves to complicate things.
                              I feel for you.

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