No-Spend March is here!Last year, I participated in the month of February. This year March seems a better fit. It was too hard last year trying to navigate Valentine's day and Eric's birthday. This year March will be perfect. It ends just in time to celebrate my birthday in early April :~)
It is hard to speak for the other members of my family, but they were all encouraged to examine their spending and try and avoid the unnecessary. Those candy bars really can add up you know!
I was mainly the one who participated. I cut out personal spending and cut down on our grocery budget for the month. I conserved in other areas, too. Walking instead of driving, turning off lights and turning down the thermostat, and trying to use less water.
Not only did it save money, but I was able to break some habits that were giving me a hard time. I realized last year that I am one of those people who shop out of boredom. Even though I was shopping at thrift stores and such, and I wasn't spending a lot of money, I was spending a lot of time. Wasted time equals wasted money. The time I wasted could have been used more productively at home, saving my family money. When I am at home, I can make more necessities from scratch, thereby spending less money......voila! That was the single greatest lesson I learned.
If you would like to join in, here is more information.