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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spending Freeze

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Almost a year ago, friend Aubry decided to tackle The Project (basically stop shopping and a few other rules). She was inspired by another fellow blogger Elizabeth . I've been thinking about it ever since. A single working girl really has no accountability for her money. My money is my money, and I can do whatever I want with it. Problem is I kind of have no idea (other than transfers to savings and paying bills) what I do with it. One of my new year's resolutions is to spend less money. What better way to spend less, than do a spending freeze. Luckily I have a few other girls joining me on the January spending freeze. We're following the same rules as Aubry (straight from her blog) and Elizabeth's The Project.

things i can't buy:
craft supplies
fast food
home furnishings
"non-essential" fun beauty expenses
frou frou coffee shop coffee, which i'll equate to diet coke.

what i can buy:
a good haircut
a meal at a lovely restaurant with family and friends
frou frou coffee shop coffee with friends {meaning, no solo drink runs} which, still.... i'll equate to diet coke.
classes {enrichment classes offered at local craft emporiums or community colleges}
gifts for family and friends
charitable contributions to organizations we {i} currently support

For now the spending freeze goes until January 31. We'll get together at the end of the month and discuss. Feel free to check in on me.

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