Friday, September 25, 2009

No Spend Challenge Update

This was a long week for me. We still did good not spending any extra money. We finally broke into the $40 entertainment money and rented a movie from Redbox. I also used that money to pay $7 for our admission to my sons football game Tuesday night. Hubby did spend $30 of his birthday money to buy a new game.

Other than regular bills, gas, a birthday gift and paying for our vehicle tax and license no other money was spent. I spent about $50 on groceries so I have $41 left for the rest of the month.

I used my dryer all week because the weather was either rainy or humid and I was feeling lazy. I felt a little guilty about that. I did however get some tomatoes canned, lots of bell peppers diced and frozen and more applesauce made. That made me feel pretty good.

How did your week go? Leave a link to your post below. Don't forget to link back to my page.


  1. We put a clothesline up this summer and I hardly used the dryer. Comparing this year to last year I can see the difference in the electric usage but since we're on the budget plan it will be awhile to we see a dollar change. I'm trying to think how I can rig up something in the house to line dry clothes during the winter.
    I can understand how you felt bad using the dryer. I was planning my laundry around rain all summer.

  2. a friend's neighbor sets a table out at the end of the driveway with a 'free' sign for his tomatoes! too funny.

  3. I need some help! My husband just started a new job where we both will start getting paid once a month. Any ideas on how to set up a budget? Does anyone use the envelope method? I know all bills must be paid first but think it's gonna be tricky with the rest that is left over.

    Any ideas or comments I would appreciate!