Every so often I realize that I've been spending too much. As a result I take a month (although the first time was 40 days) and 'fast' on spending. It's not easy, but it's quite helpful in many ways. Each time I've done this I have actually made between 50 and 200 dollars. Combine that with the money I didn't spend, and the fact that I reformed my spending, it can have a big impact financially.
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Unless otherwise indicated you can't spend any expected income.
NO spending of already existing money in your possession
The only exception to this is spare change
If you have any bills, you can pay them.
If you have any thing owed to you, you can call it in
You can sell get money by getting rid of things in your home
You can spend money that is refunded to you in that month
Anything that you sell or get refunded must be spent after you get the money back.
So if you submit a reimbursement for medical expenses, or sell something online, you can't spend money in anticipation of getting it. If you submit it and you don't get anything sent to you that month... tough noogies. If you find out someone owes you money, you have to wait until they hand it to you.
Gambling is allowed with any eligible money (but I don't recommend that)
You can consume anything that you already have
You can barter
In the end you can potentially.
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Day 1: Starting off right
Sunday was pretty chill. Cereal and cartoons in the morning. I had a late lunch with Brittany. Spaghetti, english muffins as bread and butterscotch pudding. For dinner I made myself some brats that were in the fridge. I was really hoping to work outside some but the weather just wasn't cooperating :(
I spent a good chunk of the day looking for things around the house that I could sell or return. I didn't do much with it but I did put in a request for rebate for my FMBC (medical savings account). So money is on the way from that. Hopefully will get here before the end of the month!
InventoryAcquired: leftover spagetti, owed meal from Brittany
Consumed: spagetti, pudding, english muffins, cereal, brats
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