No Spend January

Friday 3 January 2014

I never thought I would be sat here writing a spending ban post, and yet here we are. Basically I spent far more than I should have over the Christmas period, and as such I have very little money to spend this month. So I thought seeing as I'm going on a complete spending ban, why not write about it here?

This month I am only allowed to spend money on essentials, so nothing on makeup, books, games, or even my biggest weakness, food. I am only allowed to buy things that I run out of or explicitly need, such as deodorant. The only exception to this is when I go out for my birthday on the 25th January, but even then I will only be buying a few drinks!

I think the hardest thing for me is going to be not buying myself a takeaway, or a nice lunch for when I am at work. Food is my biggest weakness. If anything I guess being on a spending ban will help me reduce the amount of rubbish I eat.

So I'm going to be reviewing how I get on weekly on Friday, starting next week. Let me know in the comments if you have ever completed a spending ban, and if you were successful, I could do with the comments of encouragement.

Also if you want to get involved, I will be using '#nospendjan' on Twitter, that way we can support each other!
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  1. Good luck! I look forward to hearing how you get on!


  2. I really need to do this too, I am terrible for nipping into Campus Shop and grabbing a lunch deal, when I could have packed a lunch to bring to the library with me! Good luck!
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