March 5, 2020

Money I Spent: $47. Smiths: $34 for travel items like a case of water, some nuts/seeds, and some keto-approved water flavorings. I discovered that my favorite lemonade flavorings have maltodextrin in them, which is not great for keto. So I’m going to avoid using those for a few days and see how I feel. Also spent about $13 to fill up my gas tank for the road trip.

Money I Avoided Spending: I decided to just let the kiddo pick her own snacks as we stop along the way, rather than trying to pick several things at Smiths. I think it will be cheaper this way.
I think a little vacation would normally be a perfect reason for me to buy a new book (then never really read it). So this time, instead of doing that, I have checked out 3 ebooks and 1 audiobook from the library!

Extra Money I Found or Made: eBay: $15 for a pair of shoes, and $15 for a Lisa Simpson doll.

eBay Expenses: Zero! No time to even think about eBay today. Too busy.

Use-it-Up Challenge: Finally used up a container of body wash. Taking our food leftovers with us on the road!

Decluttering Challenge: Didn’t get around to decluttering anything today, but will get back to it when we get home from our little trip.

Thoughts: We have a big dinner date planned Friday night where we will both a) spend a decent chunk of change, and b) not eat 100% keto. So my plan is to just keep it to that one night, especially with the diet. At this point in my life, it’s a LOT easier for me to make a couple hundred bucks than it is to lose 2 pounds. I’m also hoping to do something active every day. The weather is supposed to be perfect, so at the very least I can go for some long walks and listen to a book or podcast! I have listed some of my favorite financial podcasts here on my Resources page.

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