It’s easy not to buy things when you don’t go anywhere but driving your daughter to and from school for two days How did you do?
I stopped by the store to pick up bread today when I picked Brea up from school. And that was it. It’s a good day to read an old post: 20 Ways to Keep from Spending Money
We went to the greenhouse to pick up plants this weekend. I always wrestle with this one because my spending fasts are always in May. But, this is the time of year to get them if I want them growing. Unfortunately since the greenhouse is a ways away we stopped by a restaurant to eat Read More
How did you do today? Brea and I got our haircuts which were on the list. She cut over two inches off my hair. I didn’t realize it had grown out that much! This time, I made my next appointment right after this appointment. No more going months between haircuts.
I am so happy I got gasoline the day before. Gas prices shot up 25 cents in one day. It also reached 80 degrees all of the sudden here in Michigan and my husband reminded me that our air conditioning window unit was on the fritz. We were looking when it started petering out at Read More
Onto Day 2. I awoke to a lovely email from Amazon giving me a list of Kindle titles for $3.99 or less. Oh, the temptation. I decided I had better delete the email without even reading it. Savings? Between $3.99 and $20 probably. You may want to unsubscribe to all sales emails like these for Read More
All right, day 1 is over. How did everyone do? I was looking forward to not spending any money, but after picking my daughter up from a 5pm activity and then going for a walk, she was hungry. I thought she was going to eat at the activity, but apparently it was mostly junk food Read More
An idea that worked well for me for a few years was a 30 day spending fast. And I enjoyed having the company of others. So I am going to start this years spending fast on May 1st. One year I used the money to pay off some appliances, another to beef up my emergency Read More
On the news the other day, I heard them talk about consumer spending not being up because the economy is getting better, but because of "frugal fatigue." People were just tired of scrimping. Saving is going back down, credit card debt is going back up. So how can you counter frugal fatigue before you get Read More
A client was having trouble making decisions on paper (actually most of my clients have trouble making decisions on paper – very common.) I said something and she asked me to email it to her. This is what I wrote: It helps to remember that the really important papers always come around more than once Read More
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