Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Spending Freeze

So, I've decided that August will be a no-spending month....
Meaning that I will buy NOTHING unless it's a necessity.
Sad, eh?

The only thing I will be purchasing this month is groceries and the basic back to school necessities for Memphis.  If this weather keeps up, I won't have to worry about Fall clothes just yet! Phew!  ;)  I have treated myself to a few cute things this summer, so you can't feel too bad for me, right?

Our budget has really suffered over the past few months.  Every time it seems we can ''relax'' money-wise, something happens!! Am I the only one who NEVER gets a break?  I seriously need to win the lottery... for reals.

Anyhoo, I'm sharing this on the blog today so that I can be held accountable for any unnecessary purchases!  If you see me tweet or IG about something new... it better be something that was purchased pre-spending freeze... you can totally call me on it!!

Sadly, this means I won't be purchasing any new ad space in August either. So if you'd like to swap, let me know!  And if you want to BUY an ad from me that would be totes awesome too, of course!  ;)

Happy last day of July!! 

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  1. Feel exactly the same way about never getting a break wrt money. Feel like I've been on a spending freeze for months.

  2. i can never catch a break either. we have a hard time saving, and have very little wiggle room. but it's only b/c we're spenders and doers. we need a spending freeze i think!

  3. An August spending freeze sounds like a pretty good idea. I will be joining you.

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  4. I have been on a spending diet for the past three years. But it has had benefits - I have paid off over £6,000 worth of debt in that time!!

    So keep it up chuck!!

    Also, I would love to do an ad swap for August. Your ad for me would need to be 300x130.

    Get in touch at sarahevanswriting(at)gmail(dot)com


  5. Way to go, love! Now that is a great idea!I need to do this. We never get a break either but that is the story of my life these days...bleh.



  6. Me too! I decided this morning that I was withdrawing cash and using it for this month's groceries. After that, no more bucks are being spent! I'm with you! Let's encourage each other :).

  7. way to be smart! we do months like this occasionally too. "money-less march"

  8. I am on a shopping hiatus this month as well. Solidarity in no extra spending!!

  9. I'm with you! I maxed out my Ad space budget and now I'm frozen. I have to save up to pay first month's rent AND the deposit, so there will be no unnecessary spending for this chica either. Probably. Hopefully. That's the goal.

  10. good for you! I'm also on a spending freeze, mainly because my husband is out of work now. :(

  11. i need to do the same thing. and yes you are right it seems whenever we relax we always seem to overspend.

  12. I always say I need to win the lotto. Then my husband reminds me that we don't play it, so we'll never win. eh. But girl I'm with ya..spending freeze!!

  13. We should probably be on a spending freeze too.. No breaks here either! Looks like you scored some pretty cute stuff tho!

  14. Good luck on your spending freeze! It'll probably be a huge challenge for about a week, then you'll be a rockstar at it. (:

  15. This has been my summer goal to cap myself on our budget! Summer is such a hard time to do this with vacations oh and now August which means back to school shopping! Good luck with your goals!!

  16. I hear ya girl!!! It seems like even if we do get something extra during the month, it gets spent right away! Necessarily of course... but we can never get ahead either.

  17. I hear ya girl!!! It seems like even if we do get something extra during the month, it gets spent right away! Necessarily of course... but we can never get ahead either.

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