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Old 11-16-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
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Re: How do you figure clothes, furniture, or other irregular items into your budget?

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Originally Posted by mistylynn313 View Post
I like this idea, but I don't think it would work for us... I think we're the kind of people who need a more strict plan. Otherwise the money would get spent the way we've been spending it - on things we want but don't need. We do best when we have specifics. $xx for this and $xx for that. Otherwise the money tends to get spent a little on this and that...
This is us too, and the only thing that's worked for us is to have some put away into a savings account for each irregular category. If we just leave the money as "extra" it'll get spent on extra things. If it's not earmarked for something it vanishes. We're getting better, but it still happens.
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