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4 Days of No Spending

September 19th, 2013 at 10:21 pm



I decided to give the "no spending money" idea a try and guess what, I'm lovin' it!

I purposely left my cash and debit card at home so I wouldn't be tempted to spend. Fortunately I work 15 minutes away from home.

What were the benefits for me?

1. It has taken away the desire to unnecessarily spend money.

2. I'm forced to eat breakfast at home and bring my lunch to work.

3. I'm saving money.

4. Relieves peer pressure from coworkers to go out for drinks or lunch. They know I'm not spending money.

I don't normally spend a lot of money during the week, but $2.00 for breakfast, snacks from the vending machine and 2-3 dollars a day for lunch adds up.

Sometimes knowing I have money burns a hole in my pocket. I now feel like I can carry it and not give in to wanting something just because I have the money to pay for it. Do I really need it. With a little planning, the chances are no.

I need to spend money tomorrow and Saturday, but come Sunday I'm going to start up again and see how long I can go before I need to spend money.

photo credit: iamarunner

5 Responses to “4 Days of No Spending”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job on the no spend days!

  2. imarunner Says:

    @creditcardfree - thanks. it actually feels great and i can't wait to start up again. i suppose i should put gas in my car this weekend. Smile

  3. Permanent Temp Says:

    Love this!! I did it before I got sick and it was great to be cooking something and realize I hadn't spent any money in 3 days. I can't wait to get back to it after I am feeling better and can cook and stand up and feel well again.

  4. imarunner Says:

    @permanent temp - it's a fantastic idea to try. i asked some of my coworkers how much they spent in the past 4 days and the average was $100.00. one person couldn't tell me where 70$ went and the other person shopped. i'll start up again on sunday and want to keep the streak going at least until the following weekend.

    i hope you feel better soon.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That's great! Your savings are going to really add up. Plus your "impulse resistence bone" grow stronger.

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