Thursday, April 2, 2009

The April No Spending Challenge

For the first week of April I've decided to do a no spending challenge. During this week I cannot spend any money on anything that we do not need. If the challenge goes well I may extend it to the whole month. I wanted to give myself a shorter term first though to see how I do.

Here are the rules that I've set for myself:

  1. No spending unless the item is needed.
  2. Before spending make sure there is not an item that we already own that could be used as a substitute.
  3. Gift cards are the same as money. The same rules apply to gift cards as to cash for this week.

As you can see, I've made the rules for myself fairly simple. This is the kind of challenge anyone could do. Just adjust the rules as necessary for your situation. I will post an update letting everyone know how I did at the end of the week.

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