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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: $40 (-$60)

Day 4: Soup Duo

I polished off the Lucky Charms today. A real drag. I have to be more careful about what I spend. Having $100 made me feel unstoppable but I think I will need to get together some things for medical reimbursements in a hurry so I can get some money back there too. Gas was 35 and a Christmas tree was 25. Ick. Down to 40 bucks now. It 'might' be enough gas to get me home for Christmas but not too likely I will have it in a couple weeks. My thought was I better put it in the tank now before I spend the money. I found something in the shed that I can return to Lowe's though. Saw a few things actually.. I'll see what I can do. Tomorrow I am going to do some more planning with regard to presents and getting money. Also I am going to help Leigh out with a sink installation. We met up at Lowe's today and selected what she needed. I came home to some turkey soup on the stove. I made some soup of my own though for dinner to share and ate the existing soup for lunch. Actually I adjusted the lunch one a little. Both ended up being good. The evening was rounded off with VT winning the ACC championship and trying to sort out Christmas lights.


Acquired: Christmas tree, gas, soup leftovers
Consumed: $60, Lucky Charms, lunch soup

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