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. …
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I really enjoy the tongue in cheek posts on J Money’s Budgets are Sexy blog. Wednesday, he wrote a piece called “I changed my philosophy on money and will be storing my treasures in heaven and not on this earth.” It comes from a line from an email he got from a reader who was unsubscribing, …
We've had some crafting challenges during #31DaysLWSZ, but not everyone's into crafting. Some of us need alternatives that still keep your non-spending goals on track.
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.
When asked to reflect on the first week of 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero, I realized that for me it's as much a parenting challenge as it is a no-spending challenge. I'm afraid I spoil my kid, and I need to stop.
We've made it through the first four days of the 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero Challenge. While we breezed through Day's 2's inventory duty, I was challenged by menu planning and the other members of my family were surprised by all of the "No" decisions at the grocery store.
We've begun Frugal Living Boot Camp! Our household is making a commitment to changing our spending habits with the 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero Challenge, and we've already realized it's going to take some big changes.
I always overspend at Trader Joe's, buying things i enjoy but don't actually need without taking my food budget into account. Is it a lack of self-control? Or have I fallen victim to mental accounting?
There are three people in my house: One of us (me) eats anything, another of us eats anything in small portions, and a third who only eats white bread, apple sauce and things with cheese on them. Preferably slices of white bread with cheese on it. Looking at our grocery bills, we easily spend over $500 …