1. Please introduce yourself and tell us why you have decided to spend nothing (or spend significantly less) for the Month of June.
Hi, I'm Laura, mama to Audrey. We need a new front door, and decided to not spend in June/July to finance said door.
2. No spending is hard work. You need a plan. Please tell us your game plan -- how do you plan to approach no spending for a month?
I would like, ideally, to only buy food and gas outside of bills this month.
To drive more economically - I do home visits for work in my personal car and tend to rush, so I need to plan more time to drive more fuel-efficiently, and only fuel up once/week.
3. Be specific! What are your goals? How many no spend days is right for you? Do you have a savings goal? Debt repayment goal?
25/30 No spend days (only shopping on grocery day - Sunday)
- and keep the weekly groceries under $70
Only fuel up once/week - keep the gas mileage down through responsible driving.
Stick with cloth diapering at home.
Today was groceries, and I went a wee bit over (too much food blog reading last night
), but it was all the fruit's fault (peaches, blueberries, mangoes,strawberries, oh my!). We meal plan, so all our meals/snacks for the week are taken care of.
We have to go get the printer cartridge refilled and buy paper - dh and I are both in grad school, and are both going this semester! It would be more expensive to print everything we needed at school and pay a nickel a page.
June 2: budgeted - printer cartridge, rx
June 4: DH signed up for a 5k
(1/2 tank of gas for the week! Woot!)