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Extreme NoSpend

Remember how I did NoSpend November last year? Well this year I decided to try it in December. There are a couple of reasons for this shift. First of all I had a vacation planned already for November so I didn't want to skimp on it since vacations for me are so rare. The other reason is that while last November was difficult (primarily because of football season) it wasn't as big a stretch to pull off. Christmas is a big spending time and I found that instead of really saving on holiday spending, it could have been differed. So is it really no spend? Tough call. So in that spirit I modified one rule from 09. No Christmas stockpiling.


No Change November sprung as a result of things being moved to December. I can now compare it to December as well as last November. I also get a chance to see if I am able to track spending when it is happening all the time. Lets see how it all goes! Also of note, I am changing how I list acquired and consumed. If I acquired a cookie and ate it all in the same day, it will only be listed in consumed. Acquired will only be present for things that make it to the end of the day. The exception to this is cashflow.

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Cash: $16.53 (-$8.33)

Day 15: Getting Low

I have been craving the Chinese buffet that is up the road. It happens, and this time I gave in. Aaron and I went over to get some lunch and then he dropped me off at the other office for a meeting. While I was at work Dacia came by and picked up her pies. She didn't drop off the money for them though so I will have to wait for that. Sarah came over after work and we decorated the tree. Unfortunately the lights were still wet from the flooding but they seemed to work ok. To be honest I am not quite sure why I decided to buy a tree this year. I had the one discounted at Michael's that I fixed, so why drop $25 on a live one? I dunno. But now that it's decorated I am happier with it. Looking at the small pile of money (a $10, $5, $1, 2 quarters, and 3 pennies) though I wish it had some friends with it.

Dinner was spaghetti that was while we watched Christmas cartoons followed by a little wii action. Once Sarah left I canned up the apple butter and you can view it all here!

All in all a good day.


Acquired: apple butter, decorated tree
Consumed: $8.33, yogurt, chinese buffet, leftover spaghetti, pies, apple sauce

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