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Don't want to look!

May 24th, 2007 at 09:37 pm

I don't want to look at the finances at the moment! We have just bought a new computer and bought a hindquarter of beef. The computer cost $661 and the hindquarter cost $275. So that has come out of our offset account as we have no savings except for the offset. So I just don't want to look at the moment. We will be getting a carer's bonus at the end of June which will pay for the computer so that is making me breathe easier!

So when I get the guts to look at the finances, I will be able to post more! I think we will probably be able to pay the variable loan by November now, not October but I haven't worked it out as yet.

7 Responses to “Don't want to look!”

  1. homebody Says:

    We just purchased an entire side of organic grass fed beef locally and I am hoping it will drastically reduce our food bill!

  2. JanH Says:

    I think buying the beef is a good idea. While prices in stores are bound to go up because of transportation costs, etc., you and homebody will already be saving money with what you've stocked. Way to go!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    How much does the price per pound of beef work out to be? Is it on the bone? Butchered into various cuts, or must you do this yourself?

  4. lowincomelady Says:

    I think it works out to be $2.72 a pound. It is all sliced for you. The only cut on the bone is the t-bone steaks. We got rump, topside, fillet, t-bone, gravy beef, 2 corned silverside, heaps of mince. We could also have got sausages but we didn't want them. Cheers lowincomelady

  5. Aleta Says:

    Sounds like the way to go and I agree with the gas prices going up, that it may be a good time to buy extra items we need. I would think that anything plastic would go up as well.

  6. homebody Says:

    DH bought side of beef from the local university sports auction. He paid $500.00 and I think it worked out to about $2.00 a pound, cut and butchered by a local meat company. We told them how we wanted it packaged, 1 pound hamburger, 2 steaks per pkg, etc. I doubt you can find it that cheap.

  7. lowincomelady Says:

    Yes When you buy a whole side you can get it cheaper than when you buy a hindquarter but we don't have the freezer space to buy a whole side.

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