This was the hardest week of no/low spend November. Not only was there days off work, but also frankly we’re tired of not spending. The checking account (where we do the majority of our day-to-day spending) ran lower than it has in a looooong time. And although we were never in jeopardy of running out […]
What did we do on our Thanksgiving break? Why, created Nintendo Christmas World, of course! Come check out the step-by-step process, and our families financial lessons, here. Bonus – video of the finished product!
So how’s no/low spend November going over here? Frankly, this week was a rough one. Unexpected expenses cropped up, ones I should have expected came up, and I started spending my Christmas fund. Although I’m still doing well with not eating out, buying clothes, or impulse shopping – I’m not feeling like this was a […]
Hi All, and welcome back to low/no spend November! This is the challenge where we’re trying to spend as little as possible through the whole month of November. Today I’m going to report how Week 1 went, and talk about the others joining in on the challenge. Why did I pick November as a low/no […]
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some big expenses here. New tires for my husbands car – $510. A new oven door, because our oven door glass shattered – $330. Carpentry repair for the stairs my dog broke – ???. Christmas is coming. And I want to cap off my kids college savings […]
Struggling to spend sounds like such a #firstworldproblem.
And, yes, it is.
But it’s a real problem faced by many folks who would rather save, then spend.
When is enough, enough? When should you up the budget instead of continuing to cut? And how do you make sure you’re doing this on purpose – not just giving into lifestyle inflation?
Let’s take a closer look.