“I’m going a month without dining out, going to the hair or nail salon. I’m not paying for entertainment. I hope you join me in my challenge. We can save together. As part of No-Buy Month, you still pay your bills, get gas for your car if you need it and even go to the doctor if you have to. However, no getting gumballs from the vending machine. No takeout food runs. No getting your car professionally washed. Easy, right?!”
I stumbled across this challenge on the The Frugalista’s blog (thefrugalista.com) and I think I want to try it. It’s called “No Buy Month.”
I’m an emotional and impulsive shopper. If I’m happy, shopping is the icing on the cake; if I’m sad then shopping is my quicker picker upper. If I’m bored, hey, why don’t I go shopping, see where this is going? I spend so much money on random things that I either don’t need or that I’ll only use or wear just once.
For the entire month of February I’m going to challenge myself not to buy ANYTHING besides groceries and gas. I’m kind of apprehensive about this challenge because I’m always out somewhere socializing or getting into something, but I think this is a great way to save some money and maybe even work on my impuse control!
I’ll update you guys weekly on my progress and my self-control. If you decide to join in on this challenge feel free to leave a comment and let me know exactly how things have been going for you as well. Let’s encourage one another!