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How long can YOU go without spending money in 2009?

January 1st, 2009 at 04:14 pm

Ahhh, a new year! GOOD RIDDANCE to 2008, I say! I think it was the most difficult year I've ever had.

So it's 2009, a new year, a new start. I was just thinking this morning... I wonder how long I can go without spending any money?

There's some little "rules" I've made for myself. I know it might seem like I made the rules so I can say that "oh, I haven't spent any money in 2009!" months from now, but there's a few things I decided were okay.

One is that I am allowed to spend gift certificates and have them not count. They are gift certificates and not money, so technically it wouldn't count ; ) But any cash I get for my birthday (it's my birthday today, btw.) or got for Christmas

Two is that, obviously, paying bills doesn't count as spending money! Heh, I would be out of my own game later today if that was the case.

Three is that the money I pay for parking for work doesn't count. I know, I know, it's money out of my pocket. But I make an exception to this because... well, I have to work and maybe three days a week or so when I go somewhere for a job I have to pay to park. I really don't have a choice.

So we shall see how long this goes... and when I DO spend money, I'll start the "game" all over again.
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My friends came over last night and one of the birthday gifts they gave me was this budget workbook thing http://www.amazon.com/Budget-Kit-Common-Management-Workbook/dp/079318794X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1230826304&sr=8-1 it looks awesome! Good way to start off the new year, I guess : )

15 Responses to “How long can YOU go without spending money in 2009?”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Happy birthday!! You were a new year's baby!

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    I have to buy ink and printing paper today. I cant go a day...and happy birthday!

  3. Blue Eyes Says:

    Happy birthday and happy new year!!

  4. Amber Says:

    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Stick Out Tonguearty-smiley-050:

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    Happy birthday! Last night I decided to splurge a little and buy a few things for myself (no more that $20).

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy and good luck with your no spend game.

  7. Myrtle Says:

    Happy birthday to you!!! I am going to play the "NO SPEND GAME" too! I am going to try to not spend $$ until first payday on Jan.9!

  8. Lady T Says:

    I just reserved this book at the library, I can't wait to have a look at it! I should have it next week. Smile

  9. whitestripe Says:

    good luck! i unfortunately, failed at your plan within the first 10 hours of the new year Smile

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  11. Ms. Pearl Says:

    Happy Birthday and I have already spent money on carpet cleaner. Yuck.

  12. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Apparently, I can only go about 14 hours w/out spending before I buy deodorant and a 2 pound bag of popcorn. Big spender, I am. Smile HNY!

  13. baselle Says:

    11 hours in and I bought a coffee. 3 hours later, a hot dog. Happy birthday!

  14. asmom Says:

    Happy Birthday! I'm 40 hours in and nothing yet.

  15. Koppur Says:

    Jan 1st, $6 on coffee
    Jan 2nd, $3.25 on a movie and photocopies.
    Tomorrow, stamps, library fine, and more photocopies. Apparently I suck at this game. LOL Smile

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