I have been contemplating the idea of having a "No Spend Month" for a while now. Actually, I thought perhaps a week or 15 days, but for some reason the month mark kept coming up. So towards the end of June, I thought, this is it July will be my month.
Now I haven't gone over the deep end like Small Notebook, only spending $250 for the entire month, including groceries. I like fruit too much in the summer. But I do give the girl credit, lots and lots of credit. Maybe if I decide to do this annually, I can work up to something like her. But this year for the Dunbar's we are taking small steps.
So there will be NO extras this month. No extra $5 this or $5 dollar that from Target. No clothes this month for myself or the Dunbar Men. No Starbucks. No getting hair done. (Such a killer, I'm due for a do next week.) No car washes. No eating out for lunch.
But I do have to put one thing on the table, I ordered a pair of boots last month that will be charged to my credit card this month. It's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale people. Deals like this only come once a year! The boots are already paid for, thank you very much Adam!
Now in the state of our economy I know that it seems like, hey you should have already done that. A lot of people have already done that and I have also. I have cut back- drastically from say three years ago, even from a year ago. But this month, I am not giving into the temptation. Week one is almost over and I have done great. Today was my first time to go to a store since the June 30th. And it was Target, of course, and I spent $23! Unheard of in the Dunbar home.
I've got $100 to last me until the end of the month. Well minus my $23 bucks from Target, so I guess I have $77 left.