Last year during the 4th week of No Spend Month, we were almost out of money, and I wrote to friends:
I spent $4.48 on groceries for this week and bought milk, bananas, and oatmeal… a few days ago we were trying to decide if we should spend $3 on a gallon of gas or some more groceries.
This year we are feasting by comparison, and we spent $52 this week. I am so happy we were extra careful during the first two weeks of the month, so that we could have more money at the end. It made a huge difference.
- A miraculous summer sale on produce gave us more fruit than we typically eat in a month.
- I received coupons for a free burrito from Chipotle and a free sandwich from another restaurant on the same day. Sweet mercy, that never happens, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
- We miss eating chips.
I’m impressed by what you’re doing:
- Dana escaped the drive-through for a whole month of no fast food.
- Both Amy and Deb made the most of family time on their staycations.
- Nancy brown-bagged her lunch every single day. She also paid for back-to-school expenses using the money she set aside all summer (the amount she normally would have spent for school lunches).
- Jennifer began her no spend month! Many of you have mentioned that you’re planning your own no spend month as well, so I hope that you’ll let me know how it goes!