We are the Marvelous Frugaleers - Mindfully Managing our Money in May.. Come join us!

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Laska42 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:48:42

So here is a new thread for all the Magical May Frugaleers!

All are welcome to come and join our friendly supportive group if you'd like to take control of your finances in May and beyond..

We are working together to support each other, live within our means, pay off those debts and save for the life we want!

Good luck everyone for another month grin

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Laska42 Thu 30-Apr-15 19:52:56

Its not May yet!! grin but i did a thread anyway..
Welcome!

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Fluffycloudland77 Thu 30-Apr-15 20:06:47

Thank you Laska

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 30-Apr-15 20:07:54

Hello all!

babsmam Thu 30-Apr-15 20:08:23

Thanks Laska I would never have got a good a title as that

girliefriend Thu 30-Apr-15 20:09:11

Thanks Laska signing in for another frugal month!

NK5BM3 Thu 30-Apr-15 20:11:52

Checking in!

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SpottyTeacakes Thu 30-Apr-15 20:28:44

Good title laska!

Pointlessfan Thu 30-Apr-15 20:38:28

Thanks Laska!

CremeEggThief Thu 30-Apr-15 20:39:09

Thanks Laska wine.

Laska42 Thu 30-Apr-15 20:39:11

glad you like it!! nothing like a bit of alliteration!! (hope you didnt mind me jumping in and doing it)

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LaChatte Thu 30-Apr-15 20:44:13

Salut tout le monde!

I have done a spreadsheet shock shock shock to help keep track this month.

DH did a top up shop (€40, taking us to €15 over budget for the week already hmm ), then I went shopping with a friend after work (unplanned, but what the hell eh?) and was very good, only spent €12 in Cultura (big stationary/craft/book/computery shop), and we went to Ikea AND I ONLY SPENT €1.49!!!!!!!! I deserve a fucking medal! Had horrible supper in KFC, €4.95.

ItalianWiking84 Thu 30-Apr-15 21:21:59

After a very long time away I'm checking in again....

needastrongone Thu 30-Apr-15 22:03:43

Lost it back end of April but I am now back. New slate and all that.

Over spent in April, so will use savings and rein in the spending in May. Nothing major, just a school trip for next year that we hadn't been told about and we needed a deposit for and a bit over on diesel/snacks.

Will be changing the pony budget in for the next few months as the competition season is upon us.

DH's mum has been very poorly in hospital for over a week and that has upended our plans totally as we have taken it in turns to visit. So I think a lot of fresh food will be wasted and I can't remember sitting down as a family for a meal in a week at least, meal planning a bit useless at the minute.

Great title laska

northender Thu 30-Apr-15 22:12:20

Marking my spot. Thanks for the new thread Laska

prettymess Thu 30-Apr-15 22:13:37

Checking in!

PeoniesforMissAnnersley Thu 30-Apr-15 22:25:21

thanks Laska

Laska42 Thu 30-Apr-15 22:43:48

welcome back italianviking
Well my April wash up was £126 over budget s and i had credit card bill of £200 so it looks like im going to have a tough month this one, if i want to stay on budget and not use any of my savings..

I paid out £150 for DS rent today (though he should get his housing benefit next week ) and have also sorted out a bike for him which will meana bill of £60 in repairs in the next few days..

So this weekend I will sort out some stuff to ebay (I have lots of Boden etc stuff i can get rid of so that should sell ). I am also running a poll station for the election next week , which will pay me about £150 . Sadly i cant do the count this year though so wont get as much as usual as its overnight and we are not allowed to work poll stations and then count.. Bah! Usually its next day ..

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AuditAngel Thu 30-Apr-15 22:57:13

Hi everyone. My April was also not great. I had a couple of bills late going through, so I thought I had all the money to clear my credit card, but am actually shirt.

I am due some extra money to sort out the position from work getting my maternity pay/childcare vouchers wrong. I am due back over £800. I can have this tax free in vouchers, or taxed in cash. This us the option I chose. But it missed the April pay run.

That will cover the credit card shortfall, altgough I wanted that to pay a lump off my tax, so I owed a small enough amount that they'll clear it via my tax code.

Have to watch it in May and June.

Passthecake30 Thu 30-Apr-15 22:57:26

Thanks Laska

May will be the month of running down the biscuits/crisps/coke/easter eggs all ready to get gorgeous svelte bodies on the beach. Dp doesn't know that yet...I will have to put something on the shelves thou!

AdoraBell Thu 30-Apr-15 23:38:35

Thanks for the new thread Laksa

Have just updated on the April one and predict tomorrow will be an NSD as it's BH here and practically everywhere will be closed.

banananugget Fri 01-May-15 06:58:13

I'd like to join if possible please. Have a very spendy couple of months coming up with some work to the house which will be going on a CC so need to stay completely on track so I can repay it in the 0% period. It's necessary work and I have sorted my projected spreadsheet for the rest of the year to cover it at least until then. Just need to keep on top of my weekly budget so I can stick to it! Am over budget this week but I start my budget on a Saturday so tomorrow will be a clean slate!

babsmam Fri 01-May-15 07:05:08

April was crazy with hospital visiting, sudden death in the family and fees for various activities to pay. May looks like being just as crazy with a dance show, half term and extra child care fees.
I resolve to do my best to stay ontop of it all and in budget. Will do budget over the weekend as should only need to get food

babsmam Fri 01-May-15 07:05:44

Hi and welcome new people and returners

needastrongone Fri 01-May-15 08:40:16

Welcome, banananugget. Seems a sensible way to pay for your work on the house, and that you have planned carefully to pay it back.

babs Sorry to hear about your family member. Been a tough couple of weeks here with MIL being so poorly. Parking fees and eating on the run. She's out today hopefully but I think the issue will likely reoccur.

Today DH has taken £5 out of my bag, he's so tired he needed a coffee to drive, normally would be organised and take a flask but hey ho.

I need to renew a subscription but will probably leave that till next week.

Tonight we will be having fish with veg and home made potato wedges.

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