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No/Low Buy Update: Week 6

Every Monday during 2022, I am posting an update on what I spent for the week as a way of keeping myself accountable for my No/Low Buy Year. Also, in order to see my true savings, I am also tracking items I was tempted to buy but didn’t. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you have a day full of love and chocolate. 😉

This week was a lot better than last as far as my spending. I would have loved to spend $0, but under $200 is pretty good (for me!). I stayed within budget on gift-giving, which is HUGE. I splurged on a ‘donut’ for Auggie, instead of the large cone he was given by the vet. He liked it a lot better.

What I spent February 7 – February 13:

  • Starbucks (breakfast): $6.00 (on my way back from early drs. appt)
  • Dog Collar: $31.94
  • Birthday gifts: $60.21
  • Groceries: $24.23
  • Valentine’s day goodies: $18.20
  • OTC meds: $8.00
  • Take out: $40.00 (Italian for dinner)

Total: $188.58

What I almost purchased but didn’t:


In all transparency, I did re-book a cruise this week. I originally canceled the cruise when I thought foot surgery was imminent but decided I really wanted to get away, bad foot and all. So we are cruising in March – 7 days instead of 10, so I actually received money back. If I end up needing surgery, I will schedule it when I get back.

This looks like a perfect setting to heal a broken foot, right?

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How was YOUR week?

4 thoughts on “No/Low Buy Update: Week 6”

  1. We are finally going for our week in Hawaii with my daughter’s family in April. Like you, a week on the beach is long planned and paid for.
    After a week of crazy travel to see my mother, this week has been very low spend. The largest expense out of line was the tiny bag of Doritos ($4.49) for the super bowl.
    I feel pretty comfortable with the budget I established at the end of January. This year begins my Social Security/ Medicare and my husband’s first RMD. It is hard to wrap my mind around going from early retirement to full enjoyment of what we have saved so long for. As scary as it seems to some, I am excited to reap what we put in line so long ago! Now it is time to plan the rest of our go go to slow go years 🙂


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