Final update from my No Spend Month. We went overbudget!
Update on week 2 of our No Spend Month.
It’s been a week since we started our No Spend Month, prepare yourself for a cringe-inducing update on our spending so far. We’ve spent a total of: $362.37Ouch! Here’s how it breaks down. Gas: $39.32 Groceries: $109.72 (includes paper products) Pets: $54 Allowances: $19 OTHER Printer Ink: $33.92 Eating Out: 56.43 Household: $7.39 (potting soil) […]
July is No Spend Month in our house. The premise (borrowed gratefully from Rachel at Small Notebook) is that you pay all your bills, and set a limit on spending for the remainder of your expenses. If you don’t know what you spend in a typical month, try tracking your expenses at Wesabe. You can […]
We’ve reached the end of our 2nd No Spend Month, and I’ve been putting off adding up the final totals knowing the totals weren’t going to be pretty.
We went WAY over where I wanted to be. Clearly the spending diet worked against us this month.
I’ll just get it out of the way, our total spending was $1,764.41. Ouch. Ha, I should call it the Spend Way Too Much Month.
We’re over halfway through out no spend month, so here’s an update. We have gone over the $600 mark, as of today our total is $897.82. The new goal is to stay under $1,100. (I know we have 2 expenses left for the month, plus gas and anything else that comes up) We have 12 […]
Not spending for a month is not an original idea with me. I found an article in Reader’s Digest about it. I found blog posts about other people who have done a No Spend Month. My favorite example is over at Small Notebook where Rachel and her family participate in a No spend Month yearly. The […]
1. Competition breeds success. It was fun to try to spend less than my husband on unnecessary expenses. It made the challenge exciting. If you don’t have a spouse or partner get a friend or family member involved. And for the record, he won. Learn more: Surround Yourself With Success 2. We usually spend […]
The main reason I started this blog is due to the hugely popular response our No Spend Month story garnered. We were featured in USA Today and on The Today Show as the face of families everywhere who are trying to cut back. I first read about the idea in Reader’s Digest (my grandmother’s yearly […]