Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No Spend February

I've been thinking that I've been guilty of unconscious spending of late and I need to take a bit more care when it comes to my disposable income.  Way to do that?  No spend challenge for the month of February, and no it's not because it's a shorter month it's just that it starts tomorrow and there is no time like the present!!!
Now when I say no spend I don't mean at all.  Obviously bills still need to be paid; power, phone, internet, groceries, petrol, rent etc.  What I want to eliminate is the impulse spending that adds up quickly.  The magazine with one interesting story that catches your eye at the checkout, the treat coffees just because I felt like it, takeaways and my achilles heel - Trade Me!
I'll let you know how I get on.  The first few days should be quite good as we are heading to the family crib, miles from anywhere, for a few days.  No electricity apart from generator, no TV, internet, cell coverage.  BLISS.
I'll master the coal range this time.


  1. I have a couple of no spend challenges in my 101 list ... I haven't achieved them yet - will be interested to see how you go.

  2. Update on No spend challenge.
    Well mmm.... it's early days right?
    Bought ice creams for family on 4th and a loaf of bread after I had a disaster with bread and the coal range at the crib!
    Bought lunch on way home yesterday (planned) forgetting it was public holiday so ended up paying extra 10% surcharge. Grr
    Today I bought cupcake cases (I know not really essential) for baking for playcentre.

    I had an urge to buy a magazine when at work this morning but didn't so that's a start.