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Old 12-17-2008, 02:11 PM   #241
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I don't have any figures right now but I would guess that I spend about $200/year on all of my clothes (including underwear, dressy, gym clothes, shoes, etc).
Just did the computations, and last year I averaged $35/month on clothes. That is about twice what I guessed.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:13 PM   #242
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Just did the computations, and last year I averaged $35/month on clothes. That is about twice what I guessed.
Pulling up a Quicken report, I see we budgeted $577 year-to-date on clothing, and our actual (so far) is $368.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #243
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Pulling up a Quicken report, I see we budgeted $577 year-to-date on clothing, and our actual (so far) is $368.
That's really good! I spent $418 in the year from Nov 21 '07 to Nov 20 '08. There's only one of me, so I have no excuse.

Actually I do have one LITTLE excuse - - the fact that half of what I spent was on a one day shopping binge right after I got the first distribution from my mother's estate. I don't expect to keep that up permanently.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:31 PM   #244
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That's really good! I spent $418 in the year from Nov 21 '07 to Nov 20 '08. There's only one of me, so I have no excuse.

Actually I do have one LITTLE excuse - - the fact that half of what I spent was on a one day shopping binge right after I got the first distribution from my mother's estate. I don't expect to keep that up permanently.
I actually wish we were way over budget in clothing... because that would mean my wife would have been putting together a wardrobe for a new job...
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I actually wish we were way over budget in clothing... because that would mean my wife would have been putting together a wardrobe for a new job... :P
Or stepping out on you...
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #246
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I actually wish we were way over budget in clothing... because that would mean my wife would have been putting together a wardrobe for a new job...
But usually one gets the job FIRST, then puts together an appropriate wardrobe. Or so I recall. Best of luck to her in her job search.

I won't even dignify REWahoo's response with a response!
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But usually one gets the job FIRST, then puts together an appropriate wardrobe. Or so I recall. Best of luck to her in her job search.
Yeah, that's what I mean -- if we were a few hundred bucks over, it would mean that she already got the job that necessitated the new duds. It hasn't happened yet, so she doesn't get her shopping spree yet...
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I'm embarrassed to put down what I spend. You all are so dang frugal.
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I'm embarrassed to put down what I spend. You all are so dang frugal.

Don't be embarrassed I'll go first . My name is Moe and I spend over a thousand dollars a year on clothes . I'm addicted to looking nice. It started simply by just browsing JJill web site and next thing I knew I was hooked .I had to have that slightly funky yet urban look . I searched for cheaper versions but I kept on coming back . I was hooked and JJill had me . I wanted it all . The casual outfits , the co-ordinated separates , the fun dresses and the espardilles . I had to have the espadrille's . There was nothing I could do but come here and fess up I have a problem .
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Don't be embarrassed I'll go first . My name is Moe and I spend over a thousand dollars a year on clothes . I'm addicted to looking nice. It started simply by just browsing JJill web site and next thing I knew I was hooked .I had to have that slightly funky yet urban look . I searched for cheaper versions but I kept on coming back . I was hooked and JJill had me . I wanted it all . The casual outfits , the co-ordinated separates , the fun dresses and the espardilles . I had to have the espadrille's . There was nothing I could do but come here and fess up I have a problem .
If you can easily afford it, it's not a problem.
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I could eat very cheaply on beans and rice and recipes using them. The problem is that my wife doesn't like beans. I suppose I could make something for myself, but beans and rice don't freeze all that well -- and if I made something only for myself, it would need to be something I could put into single-serving sized bags and freeze.
I make big batches of black beans and lima beans and freeze them with no issues. It makes putting together quick meals easy.
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Isn't that what David Lee Roth said about drugs?
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Isn't that what David Lee Roth said about drugs?
Heh. If you can easily afford it with realistic expectations about future income...
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If you can easily afford it, it's not a problem.

Great so I can drop out of CA . I told them I had no idea who Jimmy Cho was and I swore I never owned a bag that cost more than $50.00 .
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I could eat very cheaply on beans and rice and recipes using them. The problem is that my wife doesn't like beans. I suppose I could make something for myself, but beans and rice don't freeze all that well -- and if I made something only for myself, it would need to be something I could put into single-serving sized bags and freeze.
I've never had a problem with beans and rice freezing well. For example, you can make up a huge batch of chili and freeze it in small containers. For rice, freeze it in 1 cup portions; it defrosts rather nicely, and I don't notice a huge difference in the quality/taste.
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Don't be embarrassed I'll go first . My name is Moe and I spend over a thousand dollars a year on clothes . I'm addicted to looking nice. It started simply by just browsing JJill web site and next thing I knew I was hooked .I had to have that slightly funky yet urban look . I searched for cheaper versions but I kept on coming back . I was hooked and JJill had me . I wanted it all . The casual outfits , the co-ordinated separates , the fun dresses and the espardilles . I had to have the espadrille's . There was nothing I could do but come here and fess up I have a problem .
It's a nice problem to have. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look good if it makes you feel good.

We spent about $2000 this year and more in previous years. We can afford it so we spent it.

I cannot see how one person spend $5 per month on clothes :confused:
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On days I work I make a frozen pizza at about 2:30pm. I eat 6 pieces and put the other 2 in my lunch bag for work. At approx. 11pm I have "lunch" at work. I have my other 2 pieces of pizza along with a cup of easy mac. I also have a bag of doritos and a pack of nutty bars both of which I by in bulk at low prices. Sometimes i'll take a short snack break around 3am and have another pack of nutty bars. When I get home at 5:30am I have two packets of instant oatmeal, check my e-mail, then go to bed.
On my days off it varies a little more but I often have pizza then too. I have dinte mores beef stew and campbells chunk chicken with vegtable soup instead of easy mac and doritos. I'll often snack on cookies throughout the day. Sometimes i'll eat peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon as a snack(cheap and high protein).

As for fun, I don't do much. Surf the net, read, watch tv online. Once every couple months i'll go out to the clubs with friends. Once a month or two i'll go to movies with my brother. I usually prefer to be by myself just relaxing trying to rest to get ready for my next 12 hr shift of manual labor.
Arronc, you make me look like an Saudi prince on a debauchery tour through the land of the infidels. Disclaimer: no disrespect to anyone of Middle Eastern origin, but I do hear that the Saudi princes do live it up.

Except for the bit about eating beef stew, I think you could do a few months in Shaolin Temple without breaking a sweat, and that's a compliment.
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Don't be embarrassed I'll go first . My name is Moe and I spend over a thousand dollars a year on clothes . I'm addicted to looking nice. It started simply by just browsing JJill web site and next thing I knew I was hooked .I had to have that slightly funky yet urban look . I searched for cheaper versions but I kept on coming back . I was hooked and JJill had me . I wanted it all . The casual outfits , the co-ordinated separates , the fun dresses and the espardilles . I had to have the espadrille's . There was nothing I could do but come here and fess up I have a problem .
The other way to look at it would be that you are a normal woman.

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3K a month between two is very little. for one person is good though
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