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The New Plan

Remember how I did NoSpend November last year? Well this year I decided to try it in December. There are a couple of reasons for this shift. First of all I had a vacation planned already for November so I didn't want to skimp on it since vacations for me are so rare. The other reason is that while last November was difficult (primarily because of football season) it wasn't as big a stretch to pull off. Christmas is a big spending time and I found that instead of really saving on holiday spending, it could have been differed. So is it really no spend? Tough call.


So this time I figured I would get back into the blogging habit by No Change November showing you what happens in a typical month for me. I will do my best to be realistic about it and not restrict my spending out of shame since you're watching! The only noted difference is that I am not allowing Christmas presents to get stockpiled a head of time. A benefit of this activity is for me to see how well I can track my spending. In this age of digital payments I rarely look at bank accounts or credit card statements. Lets see how it goes!


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Cash: $701.37 (-$10.87)

Day 15: Hidden Money

I came into work today and ate some yogurt. As I was eating I noticed a receipt on my desk. I was going to toss it in the recycling but then I'm glad I opened it up first. There was a ten dollar bill folded in it! Wow. Good save. For some reason I was still hungry after yogurt so I went ahead and ate a granola bar too. I have to put a plug in for these things - Sweet and Salty Nut Cashew granola bars. They are chewy and have cashew butter (like peanut butter) on the bottom. Super tasty. For lunch we went to West End and I used the ten to add money to my ID so I could eat there. I got a pretty tasty chicken wrap.

Later on I noticed that I forgot to add in the cost of cat food back on the 12th. I went through and adjusted the funds variable in here... man oh man. I was way off on some stuff. I don't know what I was doing but I found that I had spent about $30 less than I had expected. I am so out of practice at tracking money!! Tonight is sushi with Leigh, packing for Asheville, and a movie with Melissa. Should be a good time.


Acquired: $10, wrap sandwich, sushi
Consumed: $20.87, yogurt, wrap sandwich, sushi,

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