Because life isn’t busy enough (sarcasm!) but really because I’m always looking for ways to improve and I love a good challenge, I’m starting out another one from Living Well, Spending Less. The challenge this month is to go 31 days with no spending. We had some major medical and other unexpected expenses come up this year and have worked really hard at reducing our spending. I feel like we’ve done great but as the financial stress has decreased a bit, I can feel our attitudes on spending starting to lighten up. So this challenge sounded like a good plan to get those spending habits in check again, especially coming into the holidays when I tend to blow the budget a bit 🙂
It will be interesting to see how it goes since we’ve already greatly reduced our spending, but any little bit of additional savings will still be helpful. And it won’t be absolutely ZERO spending. Of course, we’ll still pay our bills and buy necessities and a few things we’ve already committed to: a book for each kid at the school book fair (they gave up something last month with the promise of a book from the book fair instead), Halloween costumes, groceries, medical bills, and toiletries. But we’re going to look for ways to save, substantially, in those areas too. So, its not actually spending ZERO, but its eliminating any unnecessary spending.
Follow our journey here where I’ll post each (okay, let’s be honest: most or whenever I get a chance to) days about how it’s going, what we’re doing, and tips for saving that we’re learning along the way. And if you want to join the challenge too, you can do that at the Living Well, Spending Less website.
Wish us luck & let me know if you’ll be participating too. I’d love to follow along with your journey or hear any tips if you’ve done this before.
Leave a Reply