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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

Day 7: Secure Window

Tuesday was a good non spending day. I ate my yogurt at home and Patrick was nice enough to give me a ride to HR so I could meet with a financial counselor. I learned all about how the Roth 403b and then ended up talking about Don't Spend December with him. It was a funny end to the conversation. Hopping on the bus I made it back over to the office. Though walking 5 minutes to the bus stop in 15 degree weather wasn't too pleasant. I am not sure why they don't have a closer bus stop to HR. For lunch I ate my leftover squash calzone and watched hulu with Aaron.

Odie wanted to get some of the peel 'n seal stuff from me so he picked me up after work and took me home to get it. Next for the night I was bringing the truck to John's house. Sarah followed me out there and on the way back she treated me to dinner at El Gran Rodeo, which of course was allowed since she owed me one from stirfry night. I was glad she remembered! Back home I was inspired by Odie to seal up a couple of my windows. Patrick did a few too. He agreed that it's really difficult to use but quite effective. No more 15 degree breezes.


Acquired: financial advice
Consumed: yogurt, squash calzone, granola bar, mexican dinner, removable weatherstripping

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