Well the holidays are over and a new year has begun. That means the holiday bills are about to become due! If you're feeling like you did a little too much "ho ho ho'ing" this holiday season like I am feeling, join me this month as my family attempts another "No Spend" month.
|Some of our holiday spending|
The goal is to reduce the day to day spending we all do. You know, the little things that add up really fast like: groceries, eating out, a nice yummy FourBucks (aka Starbucks) mocha, a Target run where I only go for one item but come home with at least twelve....I'm sure many of you can relate. That's the spending that hurts the budget. That's the spending we are trying to eliminate as much as possible for this month (well any month really).
|Us eating on the cheap back in 2012|
That means my budget is $50 a week (I find it easier to focus on a week as a time but you do it your own way). Now, $50 is less than I usually spend in groceries alone in a week's time so this isn't going to be easy. There are lots of ways to cut back. I'll go through some of my tips and tricks and how we get through the weeks (if we do!) in my upcoming posts.
I invite you all to join me and share with me your successes, challenges, and failures along the way. I'll be doing the same. Tips from you on saving money are especially invited as you play along! Trust me, even if you don't make your ultimate goal, any amount of cut back really helps the bank account and gets your financial picture back in order after a season of
If you need some inspiration, you can read about my previous No Spend Challenge here:
Week 1: Getting Starting & sharing a cheap recipe, oh, this was fun to read, I announced my pregnancy in one of these posts
Week 2: No Spend Challenges, we announced we were having a baby boy!
Week 3: I shared a cheap recipe with you all.
Week 4: Wrap Up. Successes, Challenges, Failures.
Talk to you all real soon! Now stay in and do something free for a change. That's what we'll be doing!