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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Cash: $278.76 (-$1)
Day 11: Nostalgic excite
When I was little I got a Whatchamacallit candybar in my halloween candy. My friends older sister asked me for it and said she'd buy me a bigger one later from the ice cream man. Reluctantly I gave in. She never bought me the dang thing and as a result I have an extreme fondness for this particular candy bar. It's hard to find so I scoop them up when I see one. This morning Jenise had one and gave it to me. I was very excited and have been trying my best not to eat it until after lunch. When Tammie saw me carrying it around (like a kid with a blankie) she wrangled me into buying a chocolate bar with pretzel in it. for a fundraiser that she is doing. It seems like it will be good too but I hope that I don't get a headache from all the chocolate evil. I brought in lots of tasty leftovers to have for lunch today and some string cheese.
Tonight was nice and quiet. I finished off the sloppy joes, had some broccoli and made some butterscotch pudding. Liza liked the pudding and had some of what was left in the bowl. Glee was on tv so I watched that along with some other Hulu stuff. I am really digging this cheap tv thing. Lots to watch plus a nice warm fuzzy feeling that Comcast isn't getting my dough.
InventoryAcquired: Watchmacallit, pretzel candy bar
Consumed: $1, Watchmacallit, yogurt, pudding, broccoli mac and cheese leftovers, sloppy joe leftovers
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