No Spend August- Our Second Month-Long No Spending Challenge

No spend challenge .jpg

A brand new month starts on the end of the week. I don't know why, but I love it when a new month starts on the weekend. It's like you don't have to process as much mental paperwork because it's the weekend. Maybe that's just sign 8,324 that I am strange. 

Starting Friday we are beggining another No Spend Month. For the month of August the Senn Family has committed to not spending money outside of our basic obligations. 

You may remember that we did this back in February with great success. 

No, our children didn't go hungry, or sitn dirty diapers. And all of our bills got paid. In fact it was so succesful that in the middle of it we paid our final debt!

We've decided to do it again. 

All month long we won't:

  • be buying cups of coffee from Starbucks
  • hitting up the drive through for breakfast (ahem Jason)
  • buying books for our Kindle (ahem Lydia)
  • stopping by Zaxby's for lunch after church
  • buying things simply because they are a good deal

Our spending in this house is not exorbitant, but like many people we can still reel it in. And then we can get a good idea of where our money is actually going. 

Will you join us in No August? Maybe you can make your commitments small. Decide to cut out a soda from the vending machine everyday, commit to brown bagging your lunch or say no to an app purchase or movie rental. 

What are some things you could give up for the month?