Splurging on a Budget: A Savvy way to Curve Impulse Spending

All my frugal strength was zapped by the splurging bug the other day.   I helplessly broke down and bought a Panini Press (Grill) and I love it! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and guess what?  It was within my budget.  Yes, I budget for everything right down to my splurges!

I’ve contemplated purchasing a Panini grill for quite some time so when I was in Wal-Mart the other day, I just took the plunge and didn’t look back.  It really wasn’t that expensive….about $50 bucks or so.

If you’ve been reading some of my other posts then you know that I’m pretty frugal and normally buy a lot of items second hand.  But some things should be purchased new especially if it involves food.   I don’t like germs. 🙂

Oh yeah, never buy under garments secondhand either….that’s just nasty…yuck.

I digress…but anyway….

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2012 Tax Day Freebies



With the tax deadline fast approaching on April 17, 2012 we can all celebrate by getting some cool freebies!   You don’t want to miss these great deals.

Tax Deadline Freebies 2012:

  • Bruegger’s – will offer its Big Bagel Bundle for just $10.40 — a savings of up to $5 — April 14 through April 17. The Big Bagel Bundle includes a baker’s dozen of Bruegger’s 15-plus bagel varieties and two tubs of Bruegger’s cold-packed cream cheese, available in more than ten varieties. You’ll need a coupon, which you can download from Bruegger’s Facebook page.
  • Chevvy’s  – From April 13 through 17, you can get two premium Herradura margaritas for $10.40. And Chevy’s will pick up the tax on all guest meals April 17. (Special offers available in select locations.)
  • Hydro Massage -locations nationwide will provide free massages between April 16 and April 20 to help eliminate the stress of tax filing. Get a coupon for a free message at www.hydromassage.com/taxday.htm and call ahead to schedule a session.
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Weekly Wrap-up #4: Water Challenge and more……

This week was fantastic!  Spring is well on its way! I hope your week was just as good.

Now on to the good stuff.  As you guys know, I vowed to improve my intake of water by pledging to drink at least a minimum of 64 oz. of water every day for the next six weeks. On the weekends, I’ve decided to give myself a break and drink what I want.  The countdown is on, two more weeks to go. Read my post on How drinking water can be a challenge.

As promised, below is an update on the Health is Wealth Series Water Challenge:

Monday – 64 oz. Woot!

Tuesday – 64 oz. Yeah!

Wednesday – 64 oz. It’s getting easier

Thursday – 64 oz. I’m proud of myself

Friday – 40 oz.  Almost there.

This week was better than last week.  I’m making progress.

Yakezie Challenge Update:

Guys my Alexa ranking has really been dropping since I joined the Yakezie challenge.  As of today, it is currently 1, 252,794!  I’m cruising to 200,000.  If you’re not familiar with the Yakezie Challenge, check out my post, “I’ve joined the Yakezie Challenge”

My Quote for the Week:

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn

Below are some great blog posts from sites I came across this week….enjoy!