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.
That’s right, I have a family of five and I don’t own an SUV. This family of five includes two adults, one teenage boy the size of an adult, a soon-to-be eleven year old, and a three year old in a carseat. Why is this the case – and how do we manage? Find out more here.
My engagement ring-and wedding ring-suck. Sorry darling, but you know it’s true. But I’m sticking with them anyway-and here’s why. Engaged as A Teenager I was married at 21-before anyone else I knew. Being married so young is highly unusual where I work, and in the personal finance community. Most people I work with were […]