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Variables Spending

June 19th, 2015 at 06:03 am

My variables spending percentage is now up to 78%. I bought a gift for my DIL that cost $63. It took some deliberation on my part, but in the end, I decided to buy what she wanted without trying to come up with a cheaper version. It was from her Amazon list -- a sports bra. She is a serious runner and very particular and I know that only this particular sports bra would do. I could have bought a different color for a few dollars less at Kohl's, but it was not that much of a savings -- and the wrong color.

I have an unofficial limit of $50 on gifts, but there is give and take. My gift to my other DIL was actually $46, so they kind of evened out! I think it's okay, because they won't compare gifts, and I got each of them what they wanted.

I also refilled a prescription for $15, but that doesn't come out of variables, since it is a flexible spending item.


3 Responses to “Variables Spending”

  1. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    I bet she will appreciate that item, and how nice of you to buy it! That is most likely a splurge she wouldn't have bought for herself. I scrimped on running shoes once - big mistake. I took my parents up on their offer for shoes - they were more than the original pair and I got nine months instead of six months out of them, with better feeling feet. Smile

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    A good sports bra is worth its weight in gold .. esp. for larger endowed women. I once spent $56 on a sports bra - it definitely did it's job very very well, but wasn't exactly comfortable. (Enell I think was the brand name.)

  3. My English Castle Says:

    You are the best MIL. Really.

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