Tuesday, December 2, 2008

NSD - No Spending Day

Today was another no-spending day. Day number 2!!! It feels good to be setting goals and following through. I carried my lunch again and didn't leave the office. I'm doing that on purpose. Don't put myself in a place or position to spend money. I am planning on tomorrow being a spending day. I have a list and I will stick to buying only the things on the list. More of on-purpose choices to get me where I want to be. Where do I want to be? Less afraid in this economy, able to provide for my family, secure and stable, able to have a nice emergency fund on hand and ready for when it is needed. Mostly though I want to teach my children the lesson of doing things on purpose and living simply within one's means and to be as prepared as can be. How about you guys. How are your goals for the month or year coming? Have you given purposeful attention to your goals? I would love to hear from you all so I can know I'm not in this struggle alone.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December is time for frugality......

I set a goal for our family for this month....only five spending days. We need to get back on track and there is no easy way or should I say painless way to accomplish that. So I am diving in head first and am committing to only spending money on five days. Today was day one and we acheived success. I'm sure it will be a day by day but the surest way to having what you want in your life is to do things on purpose.....Not living on autopilot....but on purpose only spending money five days. So today - I carried my lunch, took my own half-n-half for my coffee at work, no lunch-break shopping at the thrift-store, and it was okay....totally doable. A little pain for long-term goals. What are your goals? What are you working for?