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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Buy Nothing Week 2009


My friend Abby wrote this great post about personal finance on her blog today. She even mentioned me! Well, I was so flattered by the reference that I was inspired to bring back Buy Nothing Week. Of course, it helps that I recently quit my 8-5 boringawful job in exchange for a fulfilling half-time job that pays, well, half as much. I'm currently struggling to adjust to my new income level, and it couldn't hurt to do an economic fast to get me off on the right foot.

So, to kick off Buy Nothing Week this evening, I went dumpster diving and came home with about 15 packages of bacon, some turkey cutlets, pork tenderloin, chicken Italian sausage, and 3 dozen eggs. We still have some dumpstered meat in the freezer from last time, so I'd say we've got plenty of protein to last us for...much longer than a measly week.

Wish me luck!

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