1. No Buying BooksThis isn't like last time or two where I gave myself a budget. I can't buy any. I have way too many books and I need to really incorporate what I have at home and use the library more. I'm hoping to continue this for the entire year with a few exceptions, especially if I make it through January first!
2. No More than 5 Meals OutThis will give me leeway in case I run out the door in the morning without my lunch and/or someone invites me out.
***If I can somehow manage to only eat out like once, I get to buy a new pair of shoes at the end of the month!!
3. Only one Mani-PediI usually get my toes done once but then will get my nails done another time or two. This time I'll have to do it myself if I want my nails a different color or touched up.
4. No frivolous spending.*I don't need clothes. I shouldn't buy anything for decor or household needs unless it's something I've been eyeing and it's on sale that probably won't be available after the January spending freeze. If I actually finish the last craft thing or two I did and I want to buy stuff for a new project, I won't say no. But I have to finish those first!!
*This doesn't include the scrapbook weekend mom and I are going on in the middle of the month. If I see something from there or we end up at an outlet mall I'll give myself a budget to not go over.
5. Going out on the weekend is okay.If someone wants to go out for drinks, or maybe line dancing which I haven't done in months I won't worry too much about the spending because I need to still go out even if I can't spend money, lol.
I think those three really sum up where my extra money goes, other than random frivolous spending like Target, anybody else?
Have you ever done a wallet watch or spending freeze? How successful were you at it?
I'm hoping for a quiet day at work today. I need to take down my pink Christmas tree and finish up some stuff. Then I might try to see how many blog posts I can get scheduled out.
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