Frugal Living

Final Thoughts: The Jividens Wrap Up Their 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero Challenge

Financial challenges are a great way of focusing your attention on your spending or saving habits. They show you what you can do easily, what you struggle with, where you tend to cheat, and where you want to cheat but don’t. So where are we now that October is over? What will we take forward now that we aren’t getting daily emails encouraging us to stay focused and reach the goal?

5 Ways We Beat Bad Habits This October: The 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero, Part 6

Have you ever gotten towards the end of a challenge, and felt stuck in your bad habits until you started reviewing where you were at the beginning? As I counted down the hours until I can buy a box of Cheezits and a bottle of wine, I looked at where I was this time last month.

At Day 24, we’re in a better place.

Why It’s Okay to Fail the Daily Tasks if You’re Winning the Challenge: The 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero Challenge, Part 4

Two weeks into the #31DaysLWSZ Challenge, I felt stuck in a rut of daily tasks I struggled to complete successfully. I had a choice: Get bogged down in dwelling on the details of the challenge, or see the bigger picture of how I’m reaching a goal of more conscientious spending.