Sunday, July 4, 2010

Update on Our Spending Freeze

Our no spending month has started and I've already had some unexpected expenses. We hosted a 4th of July cookout on Friday and I had to buy propane for our grill ($19.11) and some paper plates, forks, and other picnic items ($17.00). I also put $19.00 in gas in our van. I'm not sure that I want to count our picnic expenses since it was planned in June but I will.

The kids and I are going to hit up some consignment stores and used book stores to hopefully sell some of our excess. We're also going to hold a huge yard sale in a couple weeks.

How is your spending freeze going? Are you running into unexpected expenses?


Zengirl @ Heart and Mind said...


I am quite impressed with 7 people in family with only $200 budget. I think reading your post, you can do it as you seem to have a good plan.

I will be doing it with you and vote for us to succeed.

I am going to put a link on my update 1 post! Check it out.

lisa said...

Doing well so far but it is only the 6th...still have a long way to go. It's the first time doing this and finding so mnay times I want to drop everything and go out and spend but pull back the reins and remember I am on a no spend month. My husband is very supportive and I am so Blessed that he is happy to give it a try...Not easy but it is fun and rewarding..Lisa

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