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Day 1 Starting off right
Day 2 Crab oversight
Day 3 Out with Aaron for a bite
Day 4 Starr bright
Day 5 Update on Soxite
Day 6 Late night
Day 7 Punkin alight
Day 8 Like a Miyagi-ite
Day 9 Dynomite!
Day 10 Savings plight
Day 11 Nostalgic excite
Day 12 Bartering blight
Day 13 Out of state reunite
Day 14 Terrapin smite
Day 15 Avoiding daylight
Day 16 Second fortnight
Day 17 Entertaining knight
Day 18 Comedic insight
Day 19 Not much to write
Day 20 Apocalyptic flight
Day 21 Wolfpack fight
Day 22 Hidden from sight
Day 23 Not quite alright
Day 24 New site byte
Day 25 Kung Pow ignite
Day 26 Just white
Day 27 Kennedy invite
Day 28 Hokie might
Day 29 Getting tight
Day 30 Wildcat delight
Lose weight by eating more frugally

The Plan

Every so often I realize that I've been spending too much. As a result I take a month (although the first time was 40 days) and 'fast' on spending. It's not easy, but it's quite helpful in many ways. Each time I've done this I have actually made between 50 and 200 dollars. Combine that with the money I didn't spend, and the fact that I reformed my spending, it can have a big impact financially.


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Cash: $157.2 (+$107.13)

Day 30: Wildcat delight

I had a heck of a time getting to sleep last night, had something to do with tossing my cookies around 3am. I decided to stay home for the day just in case it was an illness instead of one of the general stomach grossness that I tend to get. I spent the day cleaning up and ate plenty of leftovers and a frozen lasagna. Which reminds me, I left part of it in the microwave... ok it's put away now. I had some pudding too.

Leigh was nice enough to come by and let me use a bow saw on the Christmas Tree. I gave her some pie to take home as a thankyou. It's a little too wet to bring in the tree but hopefully tomorrow will be drier. Right before she came by I decided to try selling several things online. I didn't expect to get any bites but I was happy to find someone who wanted my big (120+ lbs) beautiful tv. I hate to see it go, but it's really not useful here any longer in my new world of web-tv-watching. The size and weight of it made it a real hassle to move so selling it was a nice way to say goodbye to a tv that has lasted me at least 7 years without any trouble at all. I have no idea how he is going to get that thing out of his back seat. Dinner was dollar sushi night with Matt at Sake House and I of course felt the need to splurge a little and bought a Wildcat roll. Was hard to resist after making so much on the tv.

All Done

Well I suppose that's it, November is done and I made it through pretty easily. The medical reimbursement really carried me through but I still have lots of food I can eat in the house. I know that most folks think that November is too hard of a month to take off but it's really helpful for me to get my financial habits back in line. Since most of my spending is done on credit cards I haven't seen much of a bank level change. Next month though it should be much better. My cards tend to hover around $1500-2000 the most recent bill was only $400. Not too shabby! The hardest part of the whole process was coming up with titles that rhymed with 'right'!

Net accrual: (things that have been acquired but not consumed)
$25 Gap gift card
laptop memory
dinner from Brittany
5 pence coin
christmas gift
Christmas tree


Acquired: $125, sushi
Consumed: $17.87, TV, sushi, microwave lasagna, pudding

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