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Thinking about UFM

December 9th, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Yesterday I spent some time thinking about UFM. I checked bank statements from January and February this year; I put 107 extra towards debt after this year's Uber Frugal Month. I don't think I'll be able to match it next 6ear for two reasons: 1. We aren't getting warm home discount yet (I switched suppliers and I've been told we're in the latter stages of the process) and 2. I pay the equivalent to dh's credit card. Anyway, I will definitely give it my best shot, especially since I've had more time to think about it this time round - last year I only heard about it from Debtfreebythirty's blog post.

DH is going to decrease the number of screens on Netflix in preparation. I'll remind him today.

I need to phone my current phone supplier to cancel since I'm taking over Dh's plan - he's joined a new one via our cable supplier.

I checked online for recipes using pearl barley and saved a few. I've got a bag in the cupboard that's barely been touched.

Lastly, I reread some blog entries from fellow SAers who took part.

6 Responses to “Thinking about UFM ”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You have a great start so far. I really need to think about it for us as well. I'm not sure how much will change for us, other than spending less on groceries and entertainment. I know it isn't specifically a no spend month, but that is sort of how I'm approaching it at the moment.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    It is like a No Spend Month...

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Then that works for me!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I've also been thinking about it. My SIL asked for Christmas suggestions, and I think I'm going to tell her gift cards to local restaurants. We have symphony tickets in January and can avoid that spending it that what she buys. And since we've been at least a week without roasting a turkey, I'm sure we'll be ready for that giant one in our freezer by January. Especially if we're making soup from all that stock clogging the freezer now. We averaged $50 on groceries last year when DH was laid off; I think that can be replicated.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like you are doing great prep work.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You're making good plans.

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