Thursday, October 9, 2008

I had read back in the summertime about Small Notebooks No Spend Month. Wow.

Last winter I did a piggy bank challenge and was fairly successful.


So now we're gearing up for Christmas and I'm issuing a new challenge for MYSELF. No extra spending this month. That includes clothes, movies, toys, trinkets, etc. We can buy fuel, pay bills, groceries, and necessary toiletries. That's it.


What I'm hoping is that we will be better prepared for Christmas and feeling less of the crunch if we stick to the bill-paying and stop purchasing things to improve our homes, lives, and so on.


I'll let you know how it goes. ;0)

8 comments:

Mimi said...

Good luck -- I think we might do something similar ... um, *after* get back from Denmark. International travel is not un-pricy ;-)

Subspace Beacon said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah. Christmas. Nooooooo! I'm not ready to give up the dream of having a summer!

Mad said...

I keep telling Miss M that we can't buy anything in Sept and Oct b/c it confuses Santa and he doesn't know what to bring. Now I need someone to feed me the same line.

Jenifer said...

I have been really trying to make the girls understand need versus want and how to curb all of our constant "needs" around here. It is hard and I admire that you are trying again, it is important to constantly remind ourselves that we can survive without most of the stuff we think we need.

nikkis30by30 said...

I decided to do the same thing. And then went to Jenna's closet and realized she had NO CLOTHES for winter! AKKKK!!!! Ok, now we are done shopping for that.... NO MORE TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Aliki2006 said...

Good luck! I want to be good, too--I think I will work out a plan about this soon. Keep inspiring me!

thirtysomething said...

Hey, great idea! My first contribution to my fnd will be the money I am saving on my cable-less household!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Mama said...

I'm excited for you. Let me know if you need ideas.