Saturday, May 2, 2009

No Nonessentials Month

After taking a hard look at the bills paid this past month and how much cash flowed out of the ATM that was spent here and there, I'm going to attempt to challenge myself with a no-nonessential spending month in May. That means no daily frozen yogurts or protein bar snacks, no $4 lattes, no drop-ins at the shoe or clothing store for something I suddenly "need," no new makeup... just making do with the food in the freezer and cupboard plus any other basics from the supermarket, wearing the clothes I have, and drinking tap water (better for the environment, too!) I've become accustomed to just letting the cash hemorrhage out of my hands every month... often spending when I could be working. We'll see how this goes!

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