OMG. I have yet to post a plan in this thread, but am reading each day and thinking about it. My finances are complicated and I actually for the first time have income to decide how to spend. We have a gob of debt to pay off. As it is a new year, and we have a new situation, I have been working hard to do an updated budget and dh and I have been talking about priorities, strategies etc. Until we have decided what to do, I have had the plan to have a no spend month as an exercise in restraint, consideration, need, etc. I have been SOOOOO careful which is not typical for me. And it has not been easy, but the longer I go (day 7!!!) the more pleased I am and more committed to going the whole month within our budget items only and saving every extra penny.
BUT.... I came home from a weekend away with the kids last weekend and dh announced with a grin on his face that two extra presents are arriving for me in the mail. He doesn't buy stuff, so I had no idea what he was talking about. He kept repeating himself with a mischievous smile. He purchased stuff from Adam and Eve without us deciding on that together . Of all the things to spend on, and botch our no=spend challenge! I may just return the whole package unopened, then I can't possibly miss what I never had.