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  • #256245
    Kristy
    Member

    Anyone interested in joining me in a no spend month for January to see how much money we can save 🙂

    There are a few suggestions of how it works in the below links from the Simple Savings website, scroll down to number two for each of the links below.

    http://www.simplesavings.com.au/newsletter/2010/1/

    http://www.simplesavings.com.au/newsletter/2011/1/

    http://www.simplesavings.com.au/newsletter/2009/february/

    I am a little scared to think about a month without spending, but there is a small chance I could be getting a tiny pay rise 1 Jan 2012 (I will know tomorrow) and if I do what better then to cut back my spending instead of increasing it.

    It’s be great if people would like to join me in this… Maybe you can make your own rules, rather then no spending, maybe no takeaway or no bought work lunches… So many options.

    #516322
    jomcleay
    Member

    I love that idea. Apart from a couple of days holiday I will try to be in that.

    Jo 🙂

    #516323
    froot_loopz
    Member

    I just banked my last pay cheque today for 8 weeks, so this time of the year is a no spend for us (thank gawd I have teens that now work)

    I’ll be in it

    #516324
    GirlFriday
    Member

    Sadly January for us is always a MASSIVE spend month as we are getting four children back to school. Count me out- sorry.

    Perhaps February?

    #516325
    weaver
    Member

    I would love to do it but January would be impossible with 10 days of holiday in Tassie, kids going back to school etc. February would be good for me. Maybe we could have different people doing it each month as suits them and report in on how we are going.

    #516326
    bluezbandit
    Member

    According to Simple Savings, January is NO SCREEN MONTH and February is NO SPEND MONTH. Might be better to defer till then for most people.

    Deb

    #516327
    bluesnip
    Member

    Cool, no spend month, but AAARGH – NO SCREEN MONTH?!?!?! *gasp* horror! :jawdrop:

    :laugh:

    #516328
    GirlFriday
    Member

    lol- no SCREEN month in the middle of school holidays- I dont think so! Sometimes I admit I use the tv as an electronic babysitter- particularly when i have worked the night before and just want to SLEEP!

    #516329
    ballamara
    Keymaster

    To save having to read all links, does this mean so staples er groceries,petrol etc?

    #516330
    weaver
    Member

    you can buy groceries, petrol or public transport fares and pay bills

    #516331
    ballamara
    Keymaster

    I will give it a go

    #516332
    bluezbandit
    Member

    Every month is no spend month for me then if that’s the case. Groceries and petrol is all I ever buy but I do win stuff which I barter for things.

    Deb

    #516333
    maestroandme
    Member

    I’ll join in :tup: except for the house move…. It will be great to do it with others.

    #516334
    Bron
    Member

    More kids returning to school here and this year, the eldest attends high school and all need new school bags. They usually get 2-3 years out of each. But I do have the money set aside and like another poster, no pay for me till a fortnight after school returns (at the very minimum) so I’m going to be very careful with spending.

    #516335
    Fozzie
    Member

    I’m in!! The only exception I’ll make is for fencing as I’ll be needing some supplies soon to do that!

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