So, week 2 of No-Spend November. I haven’t given up just yet!
Tuesday Nov 8: Went to a 401(k) presentation sponsored by the young-employee network at work during lunch…and lunch was provided! I think I already knew most of the stuff they talked about, but it’s always good to get a refresher on retirement investments!
Wednesday Nov 9: Brought my lunch. But then on the way home from the gym that night I filled up my car tires (for free) but didn’t have a tire gauge to confirm my tires weren’t overfilled (which I did discover they were, had to let them out quite a bit), so I bought a tire gauge and some valve caps to replace ones that had fallen off. $4.55
Thursday Nov 10: Stayed home sick again, so I didn’t need to pack or buy a lunch. No spend!
Friday Nov 11: Brought my lunch. Went out with some friends from work for drinks/dinner. Beer, burger, fries (plus tax and tip): $15.55
Saturday Nov 12: Wanted to use up the $20 in Kohls cash that was expiring. Bought these shoes (in brown). With the sale, the Kohls cash, and a coupon, I paid an extra $3.79. (and when I got home, I put TWO pairs of old shoes in the donate pile!) Then went to the grocery store so I could buy yogurt for the banana bread recipe I wanted to make. Saw English Muffins buy 1 get 2 free, so I let the deal seeker part of me win out. $6.58
Went out for dinner at Tu Y Yo (SO DELICIOUS!) with another couple. Boyfriend paid for our half of the meal (it was his turn to pay, we trade off who pays).
Sun Nov 13: Went to church. Intended to put some money in the collection plate, but I didn’t have any cash on me, so I gave a measly 60 cents.
Mon Nov 14: Brought leftovers to work. So, no-spend!
So, this past week, I spent a total of $31.07. (check my math?) Not too bad. I’m realizing that this No Spend plan is really more of me training myself to bring my lunch and think twice about purchases.