I have received many positive comments from friends because I have been posting about our no-spend month. My husband asked me why I was sharing all of this, and I told him that it was to hold me/us accountable. We wanted to do this to discipline ourselves and to see how much we could save in a month. If we had just done this without telling anyone, it would be easy to quit or “cheat” and spend money unnecessarily. A friend at church tonight told me it was encouraging to her. Some other friends said this has inspired them to try a fiscal freeze. So I will keep sharing in hopes that someone else will be encouraged or inspired to try a no-spend month or week. With Christmas coming up, a fiscal freeze of any length could provide a little money to use towards gift-giving or travel expenses.
- Today, we bought cereal and more milk, so we spent $10.62 on groceries.
- My husband and Big Sister went to a school social together for lunch, and then they “cheated” and went to Happy Hour at Sonic for half-priced drinks. Big Sister bought her own drink, so only about $1 came out of our cash for the month.
- We were at church all evening, so we used $16.40 for our dinner.
I’m afraid my makeup (foundation) will not last until the end of the month, so I have been using it sparingly. I have a friend who sells Younique, and I’m planning to order from her come November 1st. I may have to see if she will let me trade some products (Norwex) or services (babysitting? cooking?) if I run out before the end of the month!