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Day One of 10-day no spend challenge

June 6th, 2011 at 08:03 am

Well, as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.
This is my first day of my 10-day no spend challenge and I am already challenged.
An emergency has come up and I will have to spend today.
I have been suffering from a sore throat and laryngitis about the last 5 days and this morning it is very painful.
Strept throat is going around my office so I had to make a dr. appt. today.
I will probably have to get a prescription too.
Luckily, I do have an emergency fund in place.

I spent a lot of the weekend planning meals and shopping. It will be quite a feat if I am able to go 10 days without going to the grocery store.
I have already seen ways this challenge has been good for my pocket book.
As I was doing dishes this morning, I was careful to be more sparing with the dish soap because I forgot to buy any more this weekend.
Same with the toothpaste.
Normally I don't think about it and just squeeze probably too much in.
I will end cooking things out of my freezer instead of going out to the store and buying more.
I'm excited about this challenge.

2 Responses to “Day One of 10-day no spend challenge”

  1. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    No spending days challenges are hard to do, as it's the first day get your next tube of toothpaste and dish soap while you are out. Doing this will stop you needing to shop later in the challenge. Your goal is to see if get as many no spending days as you can. I average about 14 days of 28 days period. Not all are in straight block of days two here, four here and then I will go a full week spending every day. I never have gone 14 days straight unless ill then I likely to spend more.

  2. librarylady Says:

    Hi Tightwad Kitty,
    Sorry I didn't read your response earlier. Already went to the doc.
    I really wanted to do this challenge, I am going to continue from here.
    Sounds like you do a GREAT job on NS days.

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