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No Spend Challenge!!

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No Spend Challenge!!

Hello darlings!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and hope all the Dads out their had a wonderful Father's Day! I know I keep saying this and I know I keep hearing it for others but super crazy that we are almost seven months into this year!! Nuts! Pretty soon it's going to be Christmas!! 

Soooooo this is going to be incredibly difficult for me and maybe even downright impossible...but I'm doing a no spend challenge! I totally want to commit to doing an entire month but I know that's just setting myself up for failure and I really can't not spend any month for an entire month. I want to be 100% realistic. Sooo I'm going to do the best that I can and commit to not spending money for an entire week. Yes, 7 whole days! Eeekkk!

Wanna know why? Well let's go back to the start. I think since the beginning of this blog, I have been very vocal about wanting to become debt free. I love loads of student loan debt and it's not fun seeing half my paycheck go toward my young drinking days! I know I am not the only person going through this and most of my friends tell me to forget about this bill but I simply can't. I mean...I can own a home for the amount of money I spend!

Admittedly, I am extremely wasteful and I am being honest here. I love buying makeup, clothes, shoes, and every accessory under the sun. I also never cook and eat out for every single meal. Lastly, there's nothing that I love more than a good happy hour. I spend on average about $400 per week on takeout and happy hour. I swear....no lie. It's super sad because I could probably be half way debt free by now if I spent that money towards my loans! So in the interest of both losing weight (you'll read more about this soon) and saving money...I am challenging myself to not spend any money for an entire week. I went grocery shopping today and did all of my meal planning. The only money I'll be spending will be normal expenses....like car payment and law school loan but besides this, nada!

I have never done a no spend challenge and I am sooo scared. It's only 7 days though. How hard can this be, right?? (Hahahaha. Super hard!)

Have you ever done a no spend challenge?

PS- I am tracking all of the money I am saving and I'll putting it into my savings account. At the end of the week, I am making a payment towards my lowest outstanding bill. Also, since I am cooking for myself, everything will be healthier. Let's see how much weight I use. I think the key to success is being clear about my goals, be realistic, set a time, planning, and organization! I always feel if I set my sights on something and I'm organized, I can probably take over the World. Please pray for me.  

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  1. I was never able to complete one of these haha ;) It's only 7 days though, I'm sure you'll make it! Good luck! :)

    Paula
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  2. What a great challenge! I'm with you, I know you can do this. I keep a lot of my skincare and make up hidden away in a cupboard. Then when I need a fix of something new I go in there and pull out something new to use. It means I just about get the fix of something new without having to spend any money.

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    1. OMG! You are brilliant!! I have soooo much stuff around. I can probably blog about things I current own for the rest of the year!

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  3. This is so amazing, go you! x

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