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April Challenge

by frugalista on March 27, 2008

Hi! So, I’m ready for another challenge. March was my re-entry into life without doing no-buy. I still haven’t gone to a nail salon and only went to the hair salon once. I haven’t bought one article of clothing. However, food is my problem area. I cooked couscous and chicken last night. I need to do more of that.

Since I launched The Frugalista Files, I’ve made a lot of friends in the blogsphere. Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks paid off $17,000 in debts in a year. This woman sold her car and drives a scooter! Anyway, she started an April challenge asking people to set a budget for their problem areas. Food is my weakness. Here’s the link for the challenge. I will spend only $200 in April on food.

I’m starting to prepare for this food challenge. FF reader Chic not Cheap sent me this link from the NY Times about finding food at $.99 stores. I don’t really trust those dollar stores, but I must figure out a way to ration meal spending.

Where do you need to tighten up your budget? Food, clothing, shelter? Entertainment? And would you eat a meal made with ingredients from the dollar store?

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