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Subject: Re: Ounce of prevention...(long) Date: 1/3/2011 11:22 AM
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Called the cable company--our latest bill for cable/phone/internet had been $240 when our old contract ran out. Dropped it to $197 while upgrading to faster internet connection (would have been $192 without the upgrade).

The cell plans have gone up since we started our contract, so that will stay as it is for now (I had been estimating but it's actually $260).

I figure I'm cutting $12 in gas and $8 in lunch and soda in one day by not going to work. I have a feeling my actual work-related expenses are more than what I realized. I knew they were high, but that's $100 a week (if I ate out every day--it was probably more like $75 a week).

Still more trimming and budgeting to do--I'm fine-tuning Quicken to break down expenses more accurately (almost everything we buy goes on one credit card).

Thanks, folks!

cm
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