Friday, August 26, 2011

How do you know when you are on a budget?

Disclaimer: Stole this from Dave Ramsey because i thought it was hilarious!

1) Kristen: Your four-year-old asks, "Mommy do we have a coupon for this?" about any item she wants to buy in the grocery store! 
2) Stephen: When you're reading this in your father-in-law’s driveway because you have to glom off of 
his wi-fi. 
3) Leslie: When you use a coupon for a free hamburger from Mc Donald's and then come home and put your own piece of cheese on it! 
4)Carrie: When you find yourself saying "Dave would not want me to buy that!" and then walk away. 
5) Kirsten: School supplies become birthday presents. (my poor future kiddies!)
6) Jeff: You have all the local supermarket ads spread out on the kitchen table, and you begin to strategize your coupons like you're about to invade Normandy. 
7) Micki: You get one leg waxed at a time. 
8) Natalie: You ask yourself, How many shifts will I have to work to pay for this? 
9) Jondelyn: You search on the internet for recipes with ingredients in your pantry. 
10)Jay: Everyone around you thinks you are crazy. 
11)Michelle: When, you're shopping with the kids, the three-year-old asks for something and the seven-year-old tells him, "It's not in the budget." 
12) Will: When you notice George Washington squint at the sunlight when you pull a dollar out of your wallet.  13) Ashlee: When your five-year-old asks, "What is a mall?" 
14) Sarah: Your kids get $5 in a card and you're jealous. 
15) Gary: When you don't go out and spend money on Friday night, but instead stay in and list stuff to sell on eBay. 
16) Lisa: The liquid soap in your bathroom is milk 'n' honey-orange-vanilla-coconut-cherry-watermelon-apple-lemon scented, because you just can't bear to throw that little bit in the bottom of the bottle away. 
17) Lorien: When your five-year-old makes her own coupons to play store with! 
18) Kelly: When you really "get" all the posts on this thread and have laughed out loud several times reading them! 
19) Travis: Your kids are constantly ticked off at Dave Ramsey!
20) Mrs. Pancakes: when me and Mr. Pancakes feel the breeze from our bedroom window and think we are on vacation!

20) Your turn, how do you know when are on a budget?

P.S: Ladies, be safe this weekend! Do Not Be Adventurous!


Frugalista said...

those are funny!! I can relate to a lot of 'em.

Kelly L said...

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Sara said...

This is great! My favorite is "You search on the internet for recipes with ingredients in your pantry"- I totally do this!!

Sophia Chang said...

This is HILARIOUS!!! I strive to embody these...

Dana said...

I know that I am on a budget when I am shaking my purse for some change to get something out of the snack bar at work. This is a funny post.

ASingleMothersJourney said...

This is so funny. Too bad I can't think of any to add. Maybe I need to start thinking this way. I need to be on a budget!

Love & Tangles said...

I heart Dave Ramsey! He's his own living example, has great information AND a great personality! :-)

Quiana said...

Putting cheese on your hamburger at home?! Yes, I have to admit to doing that in my first-job-outta-college days. LOL!

Unknown Mami said...

Very funny. My husband and I are fighting over a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. We had two and he already used his, but wants to use the second one. I want to save it for a special occasion.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I decided to fence in my backyard a few years ago and had been talking about getting quotes. I must have been going on about how expensive it was, because The Boy helpfully added, "Mamma, just use a coupon!"

Mrs Pancakes said...

I know these are hilarious:-)

Yakini said...

Hahaha!! Okay, these are great! Loved this one:

15) Gary: When you don't go out and spend money on Friday night, but instead stay in and list stuff to sell on eBay.

And lmao @ George Washington squinting at the sunlight when you take him out of your pocket!

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I can relate to WAY too many of those.
I am constantly budgeting like a crazy person!!!
(And yes! STAY SAFE!!!)

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Stesha said...

All of these are SCREAMING at me! My 5 year old came home from school with a coupon book the other day and said: "Here! See if you can find a coupon for a new car!" SMH.

Hugs and Mocha,

Ashley @ It's Fitting said...

Following from Saturday Blog Hop! So funny!!!

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha coupon for free hamburger. This was awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

Ashley Sloan said...

Oh my gosh haha. I use coupons a lot...and Dave Ramsey bugs me sometimes because he makes my husband want to be TOO frugal but man we need to be! Ahhh finances lol. So hard to balance out. Following your blog now! :)

Ashley from Sloanbook

Faith said...

hahaha, hilarious! i can relate to so many on that list ... i know i'm on a budget when i go over a few dollars and i find an item to put back to ensure that i don't go over! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Lol oh my gosh, too funny.

Sinful Sundays said...

Haha! Umm...I've done that cheese at home on the burger thing, lol.

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

LOL @ #7! That would be bad! Hilarious post :)
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog - it's my first time stopping by yours so just wanted to say hi! :)