It’s time to take the plunge. Well, it will be in about a week and a half anyways! At least, it is time to put it out there that I am committing!
I have decided, for the month of November, not to spend any money on anything that is absolutely not essential.
With the holidays right around the corner, and my spending habits being as terrible as they are, my wallet is and will be hemorrhaging money. So, to get a grip, I am tightening the purse strings.
This will give me a much better idea of what I have the most trouble with spending money on, what I blow cash on without thinking about. I am willing to be it’s the $5.00 almond milk coffees I love so much. I am really excited to see how much I can sock away when I step aside from all unnecessary expenditures for four weeks. Will it be hard? Yes. Will it be worth it? YES!
(Have I tried it in the past and failed? Yes. But I am half a decade older…so hopefully that will help.)
Things I am considering essential for the month of November:
- Groceries (Groceries is such a broad term and that store now has everything under the sun. There will be a $125 *gulp* a week budget on groceries. This will give me a good idea of what I need to focus on. Will this be something I am going too 100% adhere to if it isn’t feasible? Absolutely not.)
That’s it. No dinners out. No coffees. NO CLOTHING. NO YARN. Those last three will be the hardest. It’s a good thing I just ordered a lot of yarn.
There will be lots of free family activities in my future!
Has anyone else out there done No Spend November? Any tips? Encouragement? Any groups you would suggest joining? Please, share in the comments below!
I will be popping back in with updates, and I will definitely be updating this blog more frequently!