By the end of January, I felt weird calling what I was doing a No Spend Challenge. Despite the rules that I set for myself here, I started to cave at the end of the month. You win some, you lose some, amirite?
Instead of it being a no-spend experience, it’s actually been a conscientious spending month. Instead of “ooh food looks good, let me buy it” or “shiny, jewelry, I want,” I’ve required that I spend time thinking about a purchase for at least a say before I buy it. That’s the rule that I’m taking with me to February (perhaps to life).
I will not buy any books this month (just my audible subscription) or any courses since I already have mine for the month. I won’t be driving my car or shopping. I’ll likely spend on groceries and restaurants more next month (OMG, I finally get a #datenight!!!!!!) but I’ll have to work hard to stay in budget.
Despite splurging on a DSLR, I only when over budget by $307. I financed the camera interest-free for 6 months, so I’m going to have to work a little bit harder to make sure that happens!
Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.