I read a lot of PF blogs. That much is probably obvious.
And yet, I tend to skim over spending recaps and “no spending” challenges. I understand why people do it, and yet in a sense, I don’t really “get” the concept, For those who tend to spend frivolously – think latte factor, I guess – it can be a great motivator. A challenge to cut back, one day at a time.
But what would I get out of it? I would simply try to cram my purchases into even fewer days, I guess…which would have the same net result, and probably stress me out.
Looking back on what we’ve bought this week (this doesn’t include T’s personal expenditures…I have no idea what his spending diary would look like. Maybe he’d benefit from a few no spend days himself ;)) there really aren’t any purchases I regret. It’s a fairly typical week for us, although granted, we had a free dinner on Friday night, which we might otherwise have paid for. I guess I’ve just never been the kind to impulsively buy a bag of chips or a cold smoothie, you know?
Aug 26 – 9.90 on a magazine in which I had two pieces published, 28.80 on topping up my bus card
Aug 27 – 500 rent
Aug 28 – 20.99 on batteries and food, 65 on gas, 7.20 on breakfast for two
Aug 29 – 167.31 groceries
Aug 30 – 0
Aug 31 – 0
Sep 1 – 0
Are you a fan of no-spend days? How do they help you?