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Bought House Supplies and YNAB is working well

January 7th, 2015 at 04:12 pm

I've been using YNAB for all of 7 days, but it's already helping me stay within budget.

I had to buy some supplies today (consumables)
- sale on bodywash and lotion at sprouts (it's their 25% off vitamin and body care extravaganza) - I made sure to check prices against amazon first
- and I also bought D's face sunscreen and some vitamin D3 on Amazon

But... I didn't go over this month's budget on supplies because I checked available budget first in YNAB. (I sound like an advertisement).

I also had to buy a dimmer switch for our new LED lights (also Amazon). I'll install it myself when it arrives. Dimmer switches are pretty easy to install. We put in 6 lights that are 4 w each (24 w total). They replace 210 w of lighting that we use all the time, so I'm pretty happy! This is well within "small appliances" which is where I put stuff like this in our budget. No plans to buy anything else so the rest will flow over into next month.

In a few minutes we're heading over to the indoor soccer place (it's just an old building on a college campus that is used for indoor soccer). I am crossing my fingers that they have the heaters going; last week they didn't and I was so cold! F was running around, and she wore a hat and gloves. I'm taking a blanket in the car just in case! The weather says 27 deg but feels like 15. I know that's warmer than it is where most of you are right now - so stay warm!!!

4 Responses to “Bought House Supplies and YNAB is working well”

  1. snafu Says:

    How wonderful that YNAB has made you happy and quickly has met your expectations. I hope you'll continue to tell us about your experience as I wish I were more efficient.

    I think you'd hate our winters, negative 20 and the snow swirled dangerously creating white-out conditions. The police were reporting 122 fender benders from this morning's commute. By 11 AM it was normal

  2. Buendia Says:

    I was raised in California, so I'm embarrassingly bad at winter (even though I've lived here over 20 years). Negative 20?!!!! You are so right - I don't think I'd like that very much! Our snow melts off entirely in a day or two... then the roads are totally clear.

  3. Homebody Says:

    YNAB is helping us too.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    So glad YNAB is helping.

    Snafu...not sure where you live, but here in Central Illinois we have had below zero wind chills, some snow, and lots of accidents too.

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