My husband and I need a new mattress. Because of this, we’ve decided to go on a “spending freeze.”
Basically, we’re not allowed to spend ANY money until the end of February. Well, we did set up some parameters.
Things we need to get to work on a daily basis, such as gas, are allowed. Grocery store food purchases ONLY. No fast food, no shopping, no video games.
We should be able to save a decent amount between now and March 1 this way. If it works out, we’ll both get $20 in March to spend on whatever we want.
I have no idea if we’ll be able to last until then, but I hope so! The giant pile of hand-me-downs Cher gave me should curb my shopping appeal for awhile. And Joe just renewed his Xbox 360 subscription, so he’ll be good for three months. I’m hoping he’ll be able to take his frustrations out on his Xbox because he’s quitting smoking… Again… I think it’s good. It’ll save us A LOT of money he doesn’t like to admit he’s spending. $5 per pack, two packs per week makes your fun money go away really fast.
Oh yeah- Netflix is allowed and encouraged, since that will be one of our only forms of entertainment. This might seem odd, but we need to save our money for bigger purchases instead of spend it on new stuff. So expect to see lots more posts about DIY, clothing re-dos and lots more remixes.
What’s the weirdest thing you did to save money?