Thank you, Amazon Prime.

No Spend November Day Three Two packages arrived yesterday in the mail: a suitcase and a Christmas gift. Thank you, Amazon Prime. Both I ordered before No Spend November commenced. I also need to give a coworker money for a joint baby shower gift. I'm not feeling so good about my No Spend November progress. I will say I did decide to toss a school fundraiser order form and Scholastic book order even though I wanted to purchase something from both. I decided neither fit into my criteria for … [Read more...]

Goodbye daily sales ads and Amazon wishlist to the rescue

No Spend November Day Two I started unsubscribing from the millions of mailing lists I'm on so I can stop being tempted by the daily sales ads. My theory is if I need to buy something I can sign up for the mailing list again to see what sales are happening or just use something like Ebates to look for deals. If I'm not getting the emails telling me about things I never knew I needed before I should, in theory, spend less money. I think I'm going to try to unsubscribe from about five lists a … [Read more...]

I worked all day and didn’t shop on Amazon

No Spend November Day One Today started off fantastic! I packed my lunch, I voted, I got the little to preschool, all before going to work. I worked all day and didn't shop on Amazon so that was good. I did spend money to get my haircut but the appointment had already been made. And this amazing book -- Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines -- came in the mail today which I had pre-ordered and paid for back in September so that doesn't count as … [Read more...]

No Spend November

I need your help. I need you to hold me accountable. This November I'm declaring "No Spend November." My spending is a bit out of control and I'm hurting my family. We can't grow our savings because I'm spending outside our budget. Here's my "No Spend November" rules: No spending money outside bills, groceries, and gas No eating out because I failed to plan and make lunch ahead of time (eating out for special occasions will be ok) No Amazon! No clothes shopping for me and hubby … [Read more...]