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amother
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Post Wed, May 15 2024, 8:42 pm
Did everyone replenish their accounts for pesach??
YT costed a bomb- food, clothes .......
and now its nearly shavous!!
how is everyone affording it all???
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amother
Taupe


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 8:42 pm
amother OP wrote:
Did everyone replenish their accounts for pesach??
YT costed a bomb- food, clothes .......
and now its nearly shavous!!
how is everyone affording it all???


And now CAMP!!!
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amother
Glitter


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 8:43 pm
What special expenses does shavuous require?
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amother
DarkOrange


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 8:44 pm
Cream cheese LOL
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amother
Oxfordblue


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 8:46 pm
I find shavuos is much much less

No matzah or wine or new foods

We budget for it extra for cheesecake and a meat and don’t overdo the meals milchigs is less expensive too. We have one parve milchigs meal plus being that the nights starts so late we have light night meals.
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amother
OP


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 8:47 pm
amother Glitter wrote:
What special expenses does shavuous require?


haha not much special expenses, some meat some cheese stuff ... my point was that the next yt is here, and camp, and summer and I have a 4k cc bill from pesach
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amother
Fuchsia


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 10:47 pm
amother Glitter wrote:
What special expenses does shavuous require?

This year it is costing me 3 plane tickets home (kids off school), a car rental (to visit bubby and zaidy), and a lot of gas and tolls!

At home would be cheaper, just a million cheese cakes, cheese danishes, ice cream, cones, sprinkles, a roast, and lots of fresh produce.

Pesach cost us a miracle, and Shavuos will too.
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amother
Glitter


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 11:28 pm
amother OP wrote:
haha not much special expenses, some meat some cheese stuff ... my point was that the next yt is here, and camp, and summer and I have a 4k cc bill from pesach


My camp had us pay up months ago! Shavuous is 4 weeks away, there’s plenty of time to catch your breath
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amother
Cerulean


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 11:30 pm
Finalizing kids' summer wardrobes is intense.
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amother
Bergamot


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 11:33 pm
I’m with you, OP. I took five no pay days over Pesach so that cuts my next two paychecks in half. My 10,000 cc limit is maxed out from Pesach expenses and I can’t catch my tail financially. I have no idea how we’ll make it to the summer.
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amother
Mauve


 

Post Wed, May 15 2024, 11:46 pm
No
And now I have to add on $4000 to pay for DS's wisdom teeth to come out Crying
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amother
Crimson


 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 12:21 am
No! Now day camp! And I need oral surgery unexpected.. there goes $1600 that I needed to pay for day camp. I don’t know how people do it.
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amother
Thistle


 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 1:12 am
Nope. But Shavuos is easier. We just don't do fancy meals or crazy extras. Yes it's an extra 2 Shabbos days in the middle of the week so lower pay and it is more expensive than 2 weekday sets of meals. But you don't need cheese danishes or several cheesecakes. We make 1 cheesecake and then do a basic brownie or the like for the other meals (even dairy ones!).
We don't do fancy summer wardrobes. Kids have clothing that fits and that's all that matters. My son needs some t shirts and I will check clearance at target or old navy or something like that. Thats how I shop- buy as needed not because some fashion designer decided it is a new season and new clothes are out in stores. I also don't buy super season specific clothing like velvet in the winter...
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effess




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 2:59 am
Not caught up.
I bless all of us that Hashem send abundant bracha!
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amother
DarkGray


 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 3:23 am
amother Mauve wrote:
No
And now I have to add on $4000 to pay for DS's wisdom teeth to come out Crying
Where do you live
Can you find a dentist that takes your insurance?
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amother
Peach


 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 4:20 am
Nope. And now we have summer vacation starting
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ora_43




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 4:31 am
Don't hate me, but - yup, all caught up! There are benefits to dh being called up to multiple months of reserves. Specifically in the form of a bonus right after Pesach.

Although I'm praying we get through summer break the good old-fashioned way, ie, just take the financial hit and hope to make it up by February 2025 Very Happy
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notshanarishona




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 4:50 am
amother Glitter wrote:
What special expenses does shavuous require?


Primarily 2 days off of work for those who aren’t on salary
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notshanarishona




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 4:52 am
amother OP wrote:
Did everyone replenish their accounts for pesach??
YT costed a bomb- food, clothes .......
and now its nearly shavous!!
how is everyone affording it all???


Almost, but we also haven’t done very much grocery shopping since then since we have so much from Pesach orders so it’s helping us catch up.
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amother
Magnolia


 

Post Thu, May 16 2024, 5:02 am
Don't hate me, but I save for Pesach.

Money goes into the Pesach account every month, and I know what the budget is before I start shopping. Now the account is fairly low, but it will build up by next year.

I was once in the store before pesach, and the women in front of me was very anxiously waiting to hear what her shopping cost. When the cashier told her, she looked even more anxious, and asked to split it into twelve payments. She spent the entire year paying for her Pesach shopping.

Effectively, I do the same, but by saving in advance it is a lot more controlled, and I know in advance how much I have available. Even Pesach can be budgeted for.
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