No Buy June & July!

I’ve decided to cut down on spending money on stuff I buy but which I don’t need. Sounds logical right? Well, I had promised myself to spend less come 2011 and since I’ve been doing sort of okay, but not as well as I had hoped I would be doing with it. That’s why I’ve decided to not spend a single dime on things I don’t need until I go to Dublin on August 2nd.

Yesterday was pay day and so, as of today, after paying all of my bills, I will take my credit card out of my wallet and put it somewhere safe and I will not be buying anything that isn’t broken, empty, gone, or necessary in any other way or form. That means that I won’t be allowed to buy any make up, clothes, CDs, books or anything else that does not fall into the basic needs category.

My plan is to save every dime I don’t spend (and which I would normally spend) and put it into my savings account and keep it there. It should be a fair amount as I have some compensation for daily expenses coming up for my study trip, as well as money from the government for my study grant. Also, if I stop spending money on useless things I will be able to save more money from my wages as well. It will be a win-win situation.

Wish me luck!

Q: Have you ever put yourself on a no buy period? (Either forced, i.e. didn’t have the money, or because you thought you were spending too much?)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Noelle says:

    Wow, Good luck!! I did a few no buys and they went just fine. Nice periods of saving and rediscovering new things in my already existing collection. Can’t wait to see how you’re gonna do!

  2. indiequeen84 says:

    Thanks! I think it will work. For one, I am way too busy with classes and work so I don’t have time to shop anywayz!

    1. Noelle says:

      I think it is also really important that you have a goal to live towards. Like your trip to Dublin. Good luck, once again 🙂

  3. Kimberley says:

    Not really.. I hardly but to much “stuff” The only thing is food and sometimes magazines. But I can easily go a few months without buying magazines (especially cuz I get “quest” from my dad and won a 1 yr subscription on “quest – psychology” and next to that I don’t have much time to read anyway. If I really have the urge to read, I go study my studybooks, but actually, I don’t have that urge often enough…
    Oh and once in a while a little too many clothes, but I still not have half as much clothes as you have (A)

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