Ariane from Neat Living discovered a site where the members are attempting to not buy anything new for a year: ├é┬ http://sfcompact.blogspot.com/ Instead they barter, buy used, or borrow. I can imagine the impact├é┬ from just this one├é┬ group on their wallets and the environment. While I don’t think I could do it at this Read More
The Frugal Work at Home Mom lists ways to save at the grocery Store: http://budgetdial.blogspot.com/2006/07/six-ways-to-save-on-your-food-bill.html Some other ideas: freeze meals so you can throw something in the oven instead of going through the drive through ~ Don’t be a slave to a certain brand ~ Drink water instead of buying pop or sugary drinks ~ Read More
Simple Living America has a great article on American’s spending epidemic Did you know that now Americans are actually in the negative as far as spending goes? Scary isn’t it?
BudgetDial has a great article on getting rid of credit card debt: http://www.budgetdial.com/news-Jul0106.htm
Read up on 10 tips from a Millionairre Dad: http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2006/07/10-tips-from-millionaire-dad.html
Well, I was out sick for a week so that helped the spending. I ate mostly out of the pantry. My spending was a lot less than usual for groceries. On Memorial Day my mother-in-law took me and my daughter to Grand Rapids shopping. I ended up getting a lovely blouse at a store we Read More
Monday: Spent nothing Tuesday: Meijers for marching shoes for Jon. Wanted to go out to eat, but bought pizza at Meijers to throw in the overn Wednesday: My husband bought us treats at the Tulip Time Parade my son was marching in. Didn’t buy anything at the Jars of Clay concert that night with my Read More
Friday – stopped at a friend’s garage sale (first mistake), bought $5 worth of stuff (second mistake) Saturday – bought clothes for musical (required) and a non-necessary but really cute $5 skirt and put about 5 other shirts back. Really wanted to go out to dinner, but said no to myself. Sunday – didn’t spend Read More
Day 2- I bought fruit, milk and food for my husband to take to work. I picked up a magazine. It was a brand new magazine. I really, really, really wanted it. I put it down. I picked it up. Then I realized I’d have to tell everyone I bought something totally unnecessary. I quickly Read More
I am so excited that so many people have joined me. You can also invite your friends to do it with you. The more support and people with the same goals, the better! Yesterday I spent no money, except an $8 check to pay for my daughter’s band book, required for school.
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