So February is well underway now and so is the no spend challenge!
I will absolutely come forward and say I have not been perfect. But I have absolutely decreased my spending significantly on things, I have been really thinking about whether it is a need or a want, and truly I have been so busy there has not been time to shop!
Below are my picks for the week! Make sure to continue posting pictures of your day to day life throughout the rest of no spend February!
to be guest posting on Jenn’s wonderful blog today! I usually write on Little Miracles. Today, I am here to share how I plan on participating in the
month of February’s no spend challenge. Boy, am I glad this is a short month! Just kidding!
the type of person who likes to just impulse buy or shop when I get restless
and bored. I guess that’s where I’m starting. However, that seemed a little too
easy. Avoid Target and that problem pretty much takes care of itself.
doing is being pretty lazy with dinner. I hate cooking. I hate cleaning up
after cooking. There are times that instead of having to
do either of those things, I order something, or pick something up. This month
I am going to be better about that. This may not make my son, Gabe, very happy
because they have Adventure Time toys at McDonald’s right now, but it will be
healthier for all of us and save a pretty good chunk in our bank account.
to see where a lot of my money does end up going throughout the course of a
month and you would be very surprised to find how much a coffee here or there
adds up! I always think, “Well, I’m only spending $5.00 a day for a couple of
coffees and I need coffee right now!” Well, that $5.00 times 30 days is
$150.00!!! Even if I don’t do it every day, if I only do it on the days I’m at
work, that’s still 20 days and $100.00 a month! Can you believe that? $100.00 a
month savings in just coffee!!! I’m going to try and bring coffee with me to
work and once I get to work try and stick to just water. If I need a caffeine
fix I will allow myself to have soda but I would like to try and stick to water
to make me a healthier me!
much for Valentine’s Day but this year I hunted for some things and managed to
get some pretty great stuff for free! I got James the Wolverine movie from a
prize box we have at work and I know he is going to really appreciate it! Some
of the bows I received for a bow swap will be some of my daughter, Sophia’s,
Valentine’s Day gifts. Gabe will be making some, if not most, of his
Valentine’s Day cards by hand! I have found that there are always little things
you can do to make people feel special without spending a lot of money.
track with saving money is finding an incentive. We are currently planning a
trip to Disney World at the end of May. I am hoping that some of the money
saving techniques I have decided to use for the month of February will continue
through the next few months, so that I can have some extra spending money in
Disney! Right now, that is my incentive. I hope to make this a better life
style for myself in the future and start actually putting money away!
eye opening world of money spending helps some of you to get your own
incentives and ideas on what you spend too much money on! Tell us what your
incentives are and I would love some visitors at over Little Miracles! 😉