debt and how improving my knitting skills has caused me to blow my budget. So I have decided to declare February (with 1 exception day) a No Spend Month. I found this post which lead me to find this blog, which is also having a No Spend Month this month, who linked to this blog post, which had me coming up with my own No Spend Month.
Now we're 2 days into February already and I know I need to be extremely frugal with this paycheck that's coming in on Friday. Because of the blizzard we are currently having (which has resulted in me NOT going to work) and being in a slow time at work where we are getting our hours cut I will be short 2 days on my next paycheck and I still have bills to pay.
Here is how my No Spend Month is going to break down....
1 exception day...February 21st....My 27th birthday
My Goal: To put an additional $100 into my savings account by the end of the month. NOTE: I have $100 taken out of each paycheck and directly deposited into my savings account.
The Details: I am allowing myself $200 for the month of February to spend on anything I want.
What's included in my challenge:
~ Household items...which includes dog food
~ Valentine's Day
What's NOT included in my challenge:
~ Fixed bills (car insurance, credit card bills, cell phone)
~ Medical Expenses
~ Car expenses (oil change)
Here is what I'm starting with....
~ A full tank of gas (it has a trip to and from work on it)
~ $17 cash
~ At least 2 weeks worth of soda
~ A library card
~ A full pantry...just have to clean it out and organize it figure out what kind food we have in there.
~ I'm hoping for a boat load of support from my bloggy pals.