15. – May Budget Review & Shopping Ban Updates

So first of all, I am still doing gloriously with my shopping ban. I haven’t bought anything unnecessary – & I haven’t even been tempted to. When I first started the shopping ban I was extremely nervous – even just writing the post on here officially committing to it – but it’s been so muchContinue reading “15. – May Budget Review & Shopping Ban Updates”

14. – Current Debt $3580 & Some Changes To Our Financial Situation

So last month our debt was at $5768. There are some reasons for it being so much lower this month: We got a $2000-ish tax refund we weren’t expecting. An extremely nice surprise! I was literally dancing around the house when I saw this show up in our bank account. I put $1000 of thisContinue reading “14. – Current Debt $3580 & Some Changes To Our Financial Situation”

12. – I Broke My Shopping Ban (But I’m Okay With It)

For more than a year I’ve absolutely hated how burgundy, dark & unnatural my hair looked from Henna-ing it over & over again for so long. I went to a chainstore salon last month (before the shopping ban) and paid $110 for them to make it look more natural. They did basically NOTHING. It lookedContinue reading “12. – I Broke My Shopping Ban (But I’m Okay With It)”

11. – Onward With The Declutter

I haven’t been working on decluttering everyday but here is the progress I’ve made since the last time I posted. I am pretty proud of myself. I might work on doing more today after writing this post. It put me in the mood to keep moving forward. I threw away one trash bag of garbageContinue reading “11. – Onward With The Declutter”

No. 9 – The Silver Lining

My shopping ban has been going beautifully so far & I feel very optimistic about it. With how much money stress I’m under with the sudden 20% decrease in our income next month & how much I’ve been thinking about money – even spending it on necessities stresses me out at the moment. So thereContinue reading “No. 9 – The Silver Lining”

No. 8 – Money Just Became More Stressful FUUCCKK

So I just learned about 20 minutes ago that we’re losing 1/5th of our income as of May 10th. Uggghhhhhhh. This is so not what I needed to hear while I’m focusing so much on & trying so hard to get out of debt. I don’t want to go into the details of why ourContinue reading “No. 8 – Money Just Became More Stressful FUUCCKK”

No. 5 – Inspired by Cait Flanders to Try A Shopping Ban

These words are some parts from the end of her book, “The Year Of Less,” as advice to people who want to try the experiment of doing a shopping ban. You can get the book on Kindle (for $1.99) or as an Audible book. I will not earn any money if you buy this book,Continue reading “No. 5 – Inspired by Cait Flanders to Try A Shopping Ban”