Wednesday, June 17
No-Spend Month Recap
Well my No-Spend Challenge month is complete and the results are mixed. As most of you know, I tired to complete a whole month of not spending any money except for the essentials (bills, groceries, etc.). Overall, it went well. With only one item purchase slip up at Ikea - absolutely needed this chair, right - I definitely spent less money and learned more about self control. This might come easy to some, but when my eyes make contact with a sales rack or an item that I absolutely love and "need", I tend to go a bit crazy and buy buy buy! Now instead of making that impulse buy, I'll go home and think about it first. This prevents me from buying things I really don't need. After all, you can always go back and pick up that item if you decided you do really want it, right?
So although I probably spent my usually amount on entertainment, I did save money overall by buying less items. I am happy with the experience and will probably try the no-spend month challenge again and this time actually NOT spend.
Did you attempt a no-spend month? How did you do?