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When trying to save money, it’s always best to keep track of what you’re spending. What store did you go to? What items did you purchase? How much did you spend? But have you stopped to think of who the last person you spent money on and for what reason? People in an online frugal community share who and what they spent money on last; here are some of the top responses…

1. Quality Food for Son

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“When my son visits, I purchase the best quality food there is. We cook at home. We sit at the table and talk all night,” someone shared.

2. Dry Cleaner for Comforter

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A user said, “I did what you guys said, popped into a cleaner’s. Asked if they had any comforters not picked up, they did. I got a king-heavy, dry-cleaned comforter $25.00. Thanks, my frugal friends.”

3. Specialty Food for Daughter

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“My daughter is picky with the food she likes (she’s 16, so I’ll always accommodate her ),” someone revealed.

4. Supplies for New Teacher

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“A local barista just became a teacher and needed some supplies for her classroom, so my husband and I ordered some for her off of her Amazon wishlist,” someone explained.

5. Grocery Money for Son

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“I sent my son some money the other day. He just moved out on his own and had a lesson in life being more expensive than you realize, and long story short, he needed some grocery money,” someone shared.

6. Tattoo for Son

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“I just spent $300 on my son’s tattoo. He’s a poor college student, and I’ve been battling cancer. He wanted to make a tribute to me, and I offered to pay for it months ago. I love that I’m in a position to do nice things for him,” someone expressed.

7. Cat Clock for Roommate

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A user mentioned, “My housemate. It’s her birthday, and she always wanted one of those cat clocks with a tail and eyes that move.”

8. Goat Cheese for Mother

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“On my way to visit my mom for the night. Bringing her 300g of delicious locally-owned and made Grey Owl goat cheese. What a good lad I am,” somebody confessed.

9. Gifts for Parents

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“Parents. They did and did so much for me that I like to spoil them where they wouldn’t do it for themselves,” someone explained.

10. Clothing for Herself

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“Myself. I’m 20 months pregnant and realized this morning that while I’ve been gifted maternity clothes for work, all of my shorts and t-shirts I sleep in and wear around the house aren’t fitting anymore,” a user shared.

11. Grill for Husband

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“My husband. He’s been whining about the upkeep and repairs of his expensive pellet smoker grill & his birthday is coming up, so a two-burner propane grill is on order,” someone revealed.

12. Nightgown for Mother

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“I bought my mom a nightgown since her birthday is this month. She wanted a summer dress like I got but in a longer length, and I just couldn’t find any for a reasonable price, so I settled on a light summer nightgown,” somebody explained.

13. New Shoes for Sister

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Someone shared, “My older sister has done a lot for me over the years, and I suppose vice versa. I bought her new shoes today. $100 at Brooks.”

14. Chocolate for Sister-in-Law

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“Chocolate for my sister-in-law’s birthday when she’d given birth less than a week prior. I didn’t want her to be forgotten in lieu of the new baby,” one user shared.

15. Trip for Parents

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“My parents usually spent their money to come to see me on the other side of the world. This is the first time I paid 🙂 Felt so good,” a person divulged.

16. Dessert for Friend

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“A friend from my summer internship— she stopped by to drop off a goodbye gift, and I gave her a dessert,” a person said.

17. Movie Night for Father

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A user explained, “My dad. Went to see Oppenheimer last week, so he paid for the popcorn, and I paid for the tickets.”

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10 Dumb Jokes People Are SO Sick of Hearing

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Nothing is worse than when a joke has run its course, and people continue to beat a dead horse. After someone asked, “What joke is starting to get old now?” The internet responded to deliver this list of jokes that are no longer funny.

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10 Valuable Life Lessons People Age 30 and Up Want You to Know

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10 Little-Known Tips and Tricks To Better Understanding Our Fellow Humans

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