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We survived No Spend Month – a look back
By     |    Aug 3, 2009
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We survived No Spend Month – a look back

We survived July’s No-Spend-Month odyssey! Though, oddly, my meandering last post proved un-prophetic. Down to $33something, we did NOT spend our last dime on the ice cream-making kid’s event, alas, but rather the co-pay for Benjamin’s surprise strep throat antibiotics (we lucked out that we had some overpayments at the doctor’s office so we didn’t have to pay the office co-pay, or we would’ve been over the limit). We did […]

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Turning Yard Sale Items Into Store Credit
By     |    Jul 25, 2009
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Turning Yard Sale Items Into Store Credit

I spent the last couple of hours of tonight working on a dragon costume for Benjamin (it’s even more bizarre than you think…he wanted a Chinese dragon costume–technically a Chinese lion dance costume–not an easy thing to whip together) so I need to write about something that won’t fry my brain any further than it is. I’ll write a separate post about the costume (and will include pictures, as they […]

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Slightly Worn Jane Austin Novel for a Quarter? Done.
By     |    Jul 10, 2009
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Slightly Worn Jane Austin Novel for a Quarter? Done.

One of the hardest things about No Spend Month is how it cuts into one of our family’s most cherished activities, Saturday morning yard sale mania. In theory, these outings shouldn’t be affected by limited spending, since they are already so cheap by nature. But the problem is that we don’t want cheap stuff for even cheaper prices. We aren’t the type to snatch up the bagful-of-pulp-novels for a quarter, or […]

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Kicking Off “No Spend Month”
By     |    Jul 10, 2009
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Kicking Off “No Spend Month”

This year my family started an annual tradition known as No Spend Month after reading about the concept from its creator over at Small Notebook. We chose February for our experiment since it was such a short month and we didn’t know how it was going to go. How it went Actually, it went really, really well. We gave ourselves a budget of $450 (which still high, we admit, but […]

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