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  1. General Chat
    I think that's what my problem is with no-spend days. I aim to make every day a no-spend day which in reality is impossible. When something comes up that I have to pay for I haven't planned it. For example last week one day I bought a pack of stamps. Had I planned for it I would have bought...
  2. Money challenges
    I'm making it my goal not to spend any more money for the rest of the week. Anyone else want to jump in for accountability? I seriously want to spend money for some reason, but need to scale back now that the holidays are past (and the Christmas credit card statement will be arriving soon...
  3. Money Articles
    No-spend day! Success...I worked all day on organizing my house. My dd's room was the worst, but she was gone all day, so I dug in! I kept the lights off, no heat or air since the weather is SOOOO nice! We ate chuncky soup for lunch with (chaep) canned biscuits. Having leftover bonanza...
  4. Money challenges
    September no-spend challenge Way back, when I first joined FV, I recall we had monthly no-spend goals; i.e, like the grocery challenges, we would see how many days out of the month we could go without spending any money. I don't see that thread any more, so I am reviving it. :) I will be...
  5. Money challenges
    If anyone wants to join me, I'm issuing a one day "no-spend" challenge just for today. I hope it's not too late to post this 'cuz it is noon and all and many of you may already have been out and maybe already spent money [I'm just a slow moving person so am rarely ever out of the house this...
  6. Money challenges
    Hi everyone!! I'm new to all this, and although I've never been a 'big spender', there is MAJOR room for improvement. :ponder: March 1 is going to be my official starting date for the new 'tightwad Mom'. I already keep a budget, so I know what to set as a grocery goal, and some other $$$...
  7. Money challenges
    I think I'm making this harder than I need to. Here's what I've spent this month: *Haircut *Groceries *Gasoline *Bale of straw for the ducks (comes out of grocery money) *Tarp for the ducks (old one destroyed in wind storm this weekend) - I pay this from general 'home maintenance/improvement...
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