I am going to get vulnerable with you all. I have a REALLY, really hard time saving money. I am by no means an over-spender, and am happy to buy things on clearance or at thrift stores.
Maybe too happy.
The time has come that what I really need to do is save some money, and fast. I have goals I hope to save for this year: a vacation with my daughter, lots of dental work, and music classes for my daughter. Not cheap.
The only way I can save up for these goals is by cutting out spending.
The problem is: I am unfortunately addicted to things that are not necessities.
Starbucks, thrift shopping, seeing friends over a nice appetizer…
I am putting myself on a 25 day spending freeze. I have tried doing this before. And I failed. Miserably.
This time I feel more motivated. I WANT to do this. I will be cutting out all non-essential spending. Food and gas is included, and medical needs. But that is it.
For the month, I will be cutting out the following:
-Starbucks (and all coffee in general). 🙁
I do have on event planned (a fun night out with a friend), which I am budgeting $20. I plan to eat at home and take my lunches to work.
I am excited to see how much I can save this month.
No more dropping in at Target, Goodwill, or any other stores. My goal is to find other ways to spend time- working out, playing with my daughter, or calling a friend.
And I am banning myself from Ebay.
I, Tiffany, commit to 25 days of non-essential spending. I will eat at home, ban Starbucks, and only buy essentials that I NEED (not want).
Have you done this before? I am excited but really nervous.
I am following this plan from Living Well Spending Less.
See you in a few days. Join me?