I am on day 8 of my $20.00 challenge. From this experience I am learning that spending money on unnecessary items is not needed. It is a habit. It is a frame of thought.
My last purchases for the week are: Sat 9/21/13 -Taco Bell. I spent $4.23 on food. Food that I did not need at 10:45 in the morning. I bought it just to buy it. No other reason. I wasn’t even hungry. After that guilty conscience all day, I decided to make a more concerted effort in my spending. No more “just because” spending.
On Tuesday 9/23/13 I was more wise with my money. I wanted to have breakfast at McDonalds’ and so did the kids. But we did not. No. I told the kids “no, we have breakfast food at home”. The only item I bought was a small coffee. The total amount on that was $1.09.
Total spent in 7 days is: $5.32. This brings the grand total left of my $20.00 to $10.64. I have 3 days left.
Can I make it? I believe so because it has changed my habit. That is where it starts with a small challenge to change a bad habit. Then to go along with the change of habit must be a change of the mind and heart.
If I continue to save my money in this area I will be able to reach more financial goals and help our family. I could take the extra money to: add to the grocery bill, or gas bill.
Onward in the challenge!