Spending Freeze: Day 6

Happy Monday Freezers! We hope you’re plenty refreshed after the wonderful weather we had in the Midwest this weekend. Sounds like there have been a few trials within the last five days – ravenous teens, broken dishwashers, QT temptations and more. Keep up the good work!

Day 6 prompt: What habits are you hoping to continue after the Freeze ends?

 

8 thoughts on “Spending Freeze: Day 6

  1. Curtailing my impulse spending! It would have been easy to run to the store yesterday for ice cream, but instead found we had all the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies.

    Meal planning has improved ( breakfast, lunch and dinner!) and I hope to continue with that trait!

    Thanks for the challenges!

  2. Same here! Better meal planning, and eating healthier, as well as being more organized with my savings.
    When spending money is a routine, it’s easy to lose sight of how quickly it adds up. Cutting out random spending habits, eating out, going out, etc, I’ve easily saved about a hundred dollars over the last week!
    I’m not sure I could do a freeze every month, but maybe a better spending budget is in order! πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘Œ

  3. I am going to keep socking money away each paycheck, even if that means continuing to handwash dishes for a while πŸ™‚ I also am going to start using my treadmill again and get back into shape…we are planning on getting married this year and are paying cash because we are weird!

    • Paying cash for your wedding is awesome!

      My husband and I will celebrate our 10 year anniversary in May. When we were planning our wedding I was overwhelmed in trying to figure out ways to make our guests happy. My husbands philosophy was “at the end of the day, all that matters is that we are married”.

      We didn’t have any party favors, we ate Chex mix instead of appetizers and saved in other ways. And, at the end of our wedding day .. It was all paid for and felt WONDERFUL!

      We haven’t quite stayed on top of our expenses, but are starting a new way of spending/saving in 2016.

      Congrats and I’m sure you will be a beautiful bride!

      • No party favors! I am stealing that idea for sure πŸ™‚ It is so nice to run into someone else that understands my need to be thrifty πŸ™‚ Thanks for the lovely words of kindness! I already bought my dress, so I have the motivation hanging in my closet to continue with healthy eating habits and continued savings.

    • We did not have and expensive wedding either. No favors, because really do the guess care in the long run? All that matters is that you enjoy the day and I promise the money spent is not what makes it special it is people that are there spending it with you.

  4. I will continue to not go to the store for one of a few items that are “craved” but stick with what we have and the list that is made. I have always focused on saving money but this truly shows how the little trips the store or eating out adds up

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