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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Cash: $50.07 (+$46.5)
Day 29: Getting tight
I was running into a tight spot. Kos was awesome and bought me a pie from Mrs. Rowes on Friday. I was down to 3.57 and needed to come up with $10 bucks. I also wanted to buy a Christmas tree too before everyone else came into town. The only money owed I could call in was from Starr. I was able to twist her arm into going to get a tree with me. Since I was taking the truck I wasn't sure about gas getting up there. I pulled out the gas can from the shed and put as much in as I could. Happily once I got in the truck I found that the last borrower put quite a bit in. Starr and I found a place close to her house instead driving all over the place to get her tree home. We got our trees and some stuff for her to stand hers up.
On the drive home I stopped by to get my pie. I found out later that it was a cherry, not a blueberry pie, a mistake on the restaurant's part. A big mistake since I hate anything cherry. Another grumpy moment was when I realized I didn't bring my bow saw home with me. So I will have to wait until I get that one back or borrow one from someone before I can set my tree up. Boo. I had leftover turkey for dinner and made some pudding. I am suprised how much pudding I have eaten this month. I am also surprised that all of it has been butterscotch, since all of this pudding was acquired from other people. Why don't you eat butterscotch pudding people? Diversify your handmedowns! yeesh ;)
Later that day I checked my mail and found a $25 gift card from the Gap. It was part of my Discover card rewards. Nice to see that it made it just under the wire for my month of no spending!
InventoryAcquired: $90, Christmas tree, CHERRY pie
Consumed: $43.50, gas, microwave pizza, turkey leftovers
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